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Of the providence of God (Second Helvetic Confession, Chapter 6a)

Previous article in this series: December 15, 2017, p. 130. Introduction With chapter 6 of the Second Helvetic Confession, Heinrich Bullinger directs our attention to the providence of God. Along with the other Reformers, Bullinger subscribes to a robust doctrine of divine providence. God’s providence includes all things; no one…

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Of the adoration, worship, and invocation of God through the only mediator Jesus Christ (Second Helvetic Confession, chapter 5b)

Previous article in this series: August 2017, p. 443. Introduction As we saw last time, the opening paragraphs of this fifth chapter of the Second Helvetic Confession establish the fundamental biblical truth that God must be worshiped through the only Mediator, our Lord Jesus Christ. They also condemn the worship…

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Of the Adoration, Worship, and Invocation of God through the Only Mediator Jesus Christ (Second Helvetic Confession, Chapter 5a)

Previous article in this series: April 1, 2017, p. 301. Introduction The six paragraphs of the fifth chapter of the Second Helvetic Confession are the Reformation’s trumpet blast against the false worship of the Roman Catholic Church. Rome’s false worship, particularly her veneration of the saints, is exposed and on…

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Of Interpreting the Holy Scripture; and of Fathers, Councils, and Traditions (Second Helvetic Confession, Chapter 2, b)

Previous article in this series: November 15, 2015, p. 84. Councils And in the same order also we place the decrees and canons of councils. Wherefore we do not permit ourselves, in controversies about religion or matters of faith, to urge our case with only the opinions of the fathers…

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Of Interpreting the Holy Scripture; and of Fathers, Councils, and Traditions (Second Helvetic Confession, Chapter 2, a)

Previous article in this series: August 2015, p. 438.   The True Interpretation of Scripture   The apostle Peter has said that the Holy Scriptures are not of private interpretation (II Pet. 1:20), and thus we do not allow all possible interpretations. Nor consequently do we acknowledge as the true…

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Of the Holy Scripture Being the True Word of God (Second Helvetic Confession, Chapter 1, a)

Previous article in this series: March 1, 2015, p. 254. With this article we begin our consideration of the thirty chapters of the Second Helvetic Confession. Considering the length of these chapters, our plan is to write two Standard Bearer articles on each chapter. We will quote the individual sections of each…

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