The Second Helvetic Confession (Latin: Confessio Helvetica posterior) was written by Bullinger in and revised in as a private exercise. It came to the. The Second Helvetic Confession was written in by Heinrich Bullinger ( ), whose life we considered in our previous article. A discussion on the Second Helvetic Confession of Faith. A source of information for deeper understanding of religious subjects.
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Helvetic Confessions – Wikipedia
At the same time we recognize that God can illuminate whom and when he will, Even without the external ministry, for that is in his power; but we speak of the usual way of instructing men, delivered unto us from God, both by commandment and examples.
Nor need we be greatly concerned about repentance, etc. We know helfetic the sacraments are sanctified by the institution and the word of Christ, and that they are effectual to the godly, although they be administered by unworthy ministers.
First, that the regenerate, in choosing and doing good, work not only passively but actively. For God and Christ the Mediator are sufficient for us; neither do we give to others the honor that is due to God alone and to his Son, because he has expressly said: After these the heavenly Father even sent his only-begotten Son, the most perfect teacher of the world; in whom is hidden cpnfession wisdom of God, and which has come to us through the most holy, simple, and most perfect doctrine of all.
As we receive convession by eating, so faith confessin Christ. He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding all things by his word of power” Heb.
Reformed confessions of faith. For this reason we do not adore, worship, or pray to the saints in heaven, or to other gods, and we do not acknowledge them as our intercessors or mediators before the Father in heaven. We pray with the whole Church, ‘Our Father which art in heaven;’ by baptism we are ingrafted into the body of Confsssion, and we are often fed in the Church by ehlvetic flesh and blood unto life everlasting.
They are therefore to be honored by the way of imitation, but not to be adored in a religious manner,” etc. And from heaven the same Christ will return in judgment, when wickedness will then be at its greatest in the world and when the Antichrist, having corrupted true religion, will fill up all things with superstition and impiety and will cruelly clnfession waste the Church with bloodshed and flames Dan.
We also imitate them. Moreover, they belong to a more numerous people.
The Second Helvetic Confession
Concerning the Devil, the Lord Jesus Himself testifies: Of True Justification of Believers. Besides the Swiss Cantons and the Palatinate, in whose name it was first issued, the Reformed Churches of NeufchatelBasle, France at the Synod of La Rochelle,Conession at the Synod of Debreczin,Poland andand Scotland  gave it their sanction. But eventually the character of these men, for the most part, will be disclosed.
In him, those who give their assent by faith do not seek anything outside Christ. This eating is not corporeal and Capernaitic, by the mouth and the stomach, but spiritual, i.
In Bullinger wrote a lengthy theological statement of 30 articles, which he later revised and attached to his will. Hence we have not a Supper without Christ, but an unbloody and mystical Supper, as universal antiquity called it.
Wherefore we condemn all impious utterances of some who wrongly use the preaching of the Gospel and say that it is easy to return to God.
For thus does all Holy Scripture clearly testify. In view of the importance of this Confession, I give here a condensed translation of the original.
The chief duties of ministers are the preaching of the gospel, the administration of the sacraments, the care of souls, and the maintenance of discipline. It is given to us, not that by keeping it we might be justified, but that we may be led to a knowledge of sin and guilt, and, despairing of our own strength, turn by faith to Christ Rom.
For we teach that Christ alone by his death or passion is the satisfaction, propitiation or expiation of all sins Isa.
Singing is not indispensable, but lawful and desirable. The law is abolished inasmuch as it no more condemns and works wrath in them that believe, who are under grace, and not under the law. Monday, 31 December We especially condemn the lucrative doctrine of the Pope concerning penance, and against his simony and his simoniacal indulgences we avail ourselves of Peter’s judgment concerning Simon: The same Christ will come again to judgment, when the wickedness of the world shall have reached the highest point, and Antichrist corrupted the true religion.
But those who commune unworthily and without faith receive only the visible signs to their own condemnation or judgment 1 Cor.