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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Cohfession do we swear by saints, since it is forbidden to swear by the name of strange gods Exod. These things are confirmed by the apostle in Rom.

Although the believer makes confession of his or her faith personally, he or she does not do so in isolation from all others. For God in his mercy has permitted the powers of the intellect to remain, though differing greatly from what was in man before the fall. The Anabaptists, who condemn and defame ministers who gelvetic from their ministry are also refuted by the apostolic teaching.

The Second Helvetic Confession

Also, in another place, he testifies that he and his disciples – that is, apostolic men – walked in the same way, and jointly by the same Spirit did all heelvetic II Cor. But no one helfetic be helped unless he does something. Thou hatest all evildoers. When they were once established, there ceased to be apostles, and pastors took their place, each in his church. And we acknowledge that two kinds of promises were revealed to helcetic fathers, as also to us.

But the unbelievers and ungodly will descend with the devils into hell to burn forever and never to be redeemed from torments Matt. For they pertain to the worship of God, and it is not for man to appoint and prescribe a worship of God, but to accept and preserve the one he has received from God. These went out into the whole world, and everywhere gathered together churches by the preaching of confesion Gospel, and then throughout all the churches in the world they appointed pastors or teachers according to Christ’s command; through their successors he has taught and governed the Church unto this day.

The doctrine of election from eternity is affirmed, as befitted a Calvinistic confession.


Helvetic Confessions

We also disapprove of those who think that by their own satisfactions they make amends for sins committed. 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. Notwithstanding we believe and teach that the same immense, one and indivisible God is in person inseparably and without confusion distinguished as Father, Son and Holy Spirit so, as the Father has begotten the Son from eternity, the Son is begotten by an ineffable generation, and the holy Spirit conession proceeds from them both, and the same from eternity and is to be worshipped with both.

Since God as Spirit is in essence invisible and immense, he cannot really be expressed by any art or image.

However, by doing away with a Roman head we do not bring any confusion or disorder into the Church, since we teach that the government of the Church which the apostles handed helgetic is sufficient to keep the Church in proper order, the Church was not disordered or in confusion. BT Library Class transcriptions Books.

And there have at all times been great contentions in the Church, and helvettic most excellent teachers of the Church have differed among themselves about important matters without meanwhile the Church ceasing to be confwssion Church because of these contentions. We therefore condemn the Epicureans who deny the providence of God, and all those who blasphemously say that God is busy with the helvwtic and neither sees nor cares about us and our affairs.

To sanctify or consecrate anything to God is to dedicate it to holy uses; that is, to take it from the common and ordinary use, and to appoint it to a holy use. Thus it seemed to happen by mere chance when Saul, while seeking his father’s asses, unexpectedly fell in with the prophet Samuel. So confessiom eating and drinking here means to come unto Christ and to believe in him. Against the Anabaptists, the Confession defends baptism of children, participation in civil life, and taking up arms under certain conditions only in self- defense and only as a last resort.

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It was the first international Reformed confession. For no flesh could or can satisfy the law of God and fulfil it, because of the weakness in our flesh which adheres and remains in us until our last breath.


Again, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained” John It does not err as long as it rests upon the rock Christ, and upon the foundation of the prophets and apostles.

Righteousness is imputed to faith because it receives Christ as our righteousness and ascribes all to the grace of God, but not because it is our work: So we teach that the true harmony of the Church consists in doctrines and in the true and harmonious preaching of the Gospel of Christ, and in rites that have been expressly delivered by the Lord. And since they are more excellent, and by the Holy Spirit kindle greater faith, a greater abundance of confesdion Spirit also ensues.

We therefore condemn old and modern Antinomianism. Now we assert that all those things proceed from one beginning. Furthermore, wherever we turn our eyes, we see the living and true creatures of God which, if they be observed, as is proper, make a much more vivid impression confessipn the beholders than all images or vain, motionless, feeble and dead pictures made by men, of which the prophet truly said: Others were then and are still now of heavenly and eternal things, namely, jelvetic grace, remission of sins, and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.

Therefore we do not approve of the impious speeches of some who say, “Few are chosen, and since I do not know whether I am among the number of the few, I will enjoy myself. Therefore, while his disciples thought they saw the spirit of the Lord, he showed them his hands and feet which were marked by the prints of the nails and wounds, and added: Christ did not come to destroy, but to fulfill the law Matt. But “what agreement has the temple of God with idols? On these things St.