The Belgic Confession
The Belgic Confession was originally composed in 1561 by Guido de Bres for
the churches in Flanders and the Netherlands. It was adopted by a Reformed
Synod at Emden, in 1571. During the Synod of Dordt in 1618–1619, several
editions of the Confession in differing languages (French, Dutch, and Latin)
were carefully examined and an official, revised edition was produced.
According to Schaff, “It is, upon the whole, the best symbolical
statement of the Calvinistic system of doctrine, with the exception of the