Confessions

  • The Heidelberg Catechism A German Reformed catechism published in 1563. It was written by Casper Olevianus and Zacharias Ursinus to define the protestant religion and to bridge the divisons among Lutheran, Calvinist, and Zwinglian believers. It is divided into three parts that parallel the path to salvation: man’s guilt and misery, redemption through Christ, and thankfulness.
  • The Canons of Dort The Canons were compiled in 1618-1619 at the Synod of Dort, an ecumenical church council, to refute errors and clarify scripture’s teaching about salvation.
  • The Belgic Confession Written primarily by Frenchman Guy DeBres in 1561, the Confession distinguishes the Reformed Faith from divergent views such as the Roman Catholic tradition and the Anabaptist view.