Belgic Confession- Articles 1 and 2

Continuing to look at the Belgic Confession.

Article 1: The Only God

We all believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths that there is a single and simple spiritual being, whom we call God- eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, unchangeable, infinite, almighty, completely wise, just, and good, and the overflowing source of all good.

Article 2: The Means by Which We Know God

We know Him by two means:

First, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe, since that is before our eyes like a beautiful book in which all creatures, great and small, are as letters to make us ponder the invisible things of God: His eternal power and His divinity, as the apostle Paul says in Romans 1:20

All these things are enough to convict men and to leave them without excuse.

Second, He makes Himself known to us more openly by His Holy and Divine Word, as much as we need in this life, for His glory and for the salvation of His own.


I was going to do a short commentary on each of the articles myself, however I discovered Kim Riddlebarger has already done a series on the Belgic Confession over on His blog. I came across it as I was doing some research and it’s a lot better than what I could ever provide, so click on the links below to read the Riddle meister’s commentary on the first two articles.

Article 1 Commentary

Article 2 Commentary


One comment on “Belgic Confession- Articles 1 and 2

  1. Just found your blog–KUDOS!!! I share your passion/concern for the slipping away from truth the modern church is experiencing. (I am reformed, as well.) Will be making this one of the few places I have time to read! Hope you’ll stop in and visit my blog as well.

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