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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And to the Philippians he said that it has been given tothem to believe in Christ Phil. Therefore, with respect to his divinity the Son is coequal and consubstantial with comfession Father; true God Phil.

For the Lord himself says in the Gospel: For although Paul understood that he sailed under the providence of God who had said to him: We believe and teach that Christ is the only Redeemer of the whole world, in whom all are saved that were saved before the law, under the law, and under the gospel, or will yet be saved to the end of the world John x. Moreover, the Lord’s Supper reminds us that we are members of his body, and should live peaceably with all our brethren, and grow and persevere in holiness of life.

In it we eat his flesh which is meat indeed, and drink his blood which is drink indeed Matt xxvi. But we believe that this sincere confession which is made to God alone, either privately between God and the sinner, or publicly in the Church where the general confession of sins is said, is sufficient, and that in order to obtain forgiveness of sins it is not necessary for anyone to confess his sins to a priest, mumuring them in his ears, that in turn he might receive absolution from the priest with his laying on of hands, because there is neither a commandment nor an example of this in Holy Scriptures.


True Christian fasting consists in temperance, abstinence, watchfulness, self-government, and chastisement of our flesh, that we may the easier obey the Spirit. We must listen to the Lord’s invitation, ‘Come unto me’ Matt. 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. At the same time the maintenance of religion demands regular public services.

Nevertheless let us walk by the same rule according to what we have attained, and let us be of the same mind” Phil.

Helvetic Confession

The former are refuted by Gen. Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether” Ps.

Such fasting is a help to prayer and all virtues. For the apostle testifies that authority in the Church was given to him by the Lord for building up and not for destroying II Cor.

The Second Helvetic Confession, A. D.

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: However, Leo Jud’s German translation was accepted by all, and after Myconius and Grynaeus had modified the Latin form, both versions were agreed to and adopted on February 26, For the Apostles and their disciples could not teach one thing by writing, and another by word of mouth.


Thus he is able to speak or to keep silent, to go out of his house or to remain at home, etc. Of Celibacy, Marriage, and Economy. But we teach that God is to be adored and worshipped as he himself has taught us to worship, namely, “in spirit and in truth” John 4: For evangelical truth in Matt.

But because God receives into favor and embraces those who do works for Christ’s sake, he grants to them the promised reward. Good of Tiffin, O. Thou hatest all evildoers.

Bishops are the overseers and watchmen of the Confessikn, who administer the food and needs of the life of the Church. On the contrary, by our confession we bind ourselves to others who make the same confession of faith.

He has strictly forbidden his apostles and their successors to have any primacy and dominion in the Church. We condemn the doctrine which forbids marriage, or indirectly slights it as unholy and unclean 1 Tim. Moreover, we hwlvetic of jelvetic opinion of St. This [Militant] Church was set up differently before the Law among the patriarchs; otherwise under Moses by the Law; and differently by Christ through the Gospel. We must hear what the Lord himself daily preaches to us in the Gospel, how he calls and says: Basel,pp.

Besides, Christ has fulfilled all the types of the law, and put the substance in the place of the shadows; in him we have all fullness.