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The Belgic Confession of Faith

The Belgic Confession of Faith

The Belgic (or Netherlands)Confession of Faith Introduction This is historically the first of our ” Three Forms of Unity”(Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession of Faith, and the Canons of Dordt),having been composed in 1561. It is often called the Belgic Confession because it was written in the southern Lowlands, now known as Belgium. Its chief author […]

Canons of Dort

Canons of Dort

Canons of Dort (1619 A.D.) The Synod of Dordrecht November 13, 1618—May 9, 1619 First Head of Doctrine. Divine Election and Reprobation Introduction The Canons of Dordt constitute the judgment of the Synod of Dordt held in the Dutch city of Dordrecht in 1618-1619. These canons are in actuality a judicial decision on the doctrinal […]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Westminster Shorter Catechism The Westminster Shorter Catechism was completed in 1647 by the Westminster Assembly and continues to serve as part of the doctrinal standards of many Presbyterian churches. The biblical proof texts included in this edition are those prepared by a special committee of the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1978. […]

Westminster Confession

Westminster Confession

Westminster Confession (1647 A.D.) Chapter 1 Of the holy Scripture, Chapter 2 Of God, and of the Holy Trinity, Chapter 3 Of God's Eternal Decree, Chapter 4 Of Creation, Chapter 5 Of Providence, Chapter 6 Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof, Chapter 7 Of God's Covenant with Man, Chapter […]

Luthers 95 Theses

Luthers 95 Theses

Luther's 95 Theses (1517 A.D.) Out of love and concern for the truth, and with the object of eliciting it, the following heads will be the subject of a public discussion at Wittenberg under the presidency of the reverend father, Martin Luther, Augustinian, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and duly appointed Lecturer on these […]

Canons on the Council of Orange

Canons on the Council of Orange

Canons on the Council of Orange (529 A.D.) CANON 1. If anyone denies that it is the whole man, that is, both body and soul, that was “changed for the worse” through the offense of Adam's sin, but believes that the freedom of the soul remains unimpaired and that only the body is subject to […]

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Heidelberg Catechism Introduction The Heidelberg Catechism (1563) was composed in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, at the request of Elector Frederick III, who ruled the province of the Palatinate from 1559 to 1576. The new catechism was intended as a tool for teaching young people, a guide for preaching in the provincial churches, and a […]

Heidelberg Catechism

Heidelberg Catechism

Heidelberg Catechism Introduction The Heidelberg Catechism (1563) was composed in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, at the request of Elector Frederick III, who ruled the province of the Palatinate from 1559 to 1576. The new catechism was intended as a tool for teaching young people, a guide for preaching in the provincial churches, and a […]

Athanasian Creed _Quicumque vult

Athanasian Creed _Quicumque vult

Athanasian Creed 1. Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith; 2. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. 3. And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; 4. […]

The Cannons of the Concil of Orange

The Cannons of the Concil of Orange

THE CANONS OF THE COUNCIL OF ORANGE (529 AD) Canons of the Council of Orange (A.D. 529) The Council of Orange was an outgrowth of the controversy between Augustine and Pelagius. This controversy had to do with degree to which a human being is responsible for his or her own salvation, and the role of […]