Quote of the day – The Hungarian Reformed Confessio Catholica (1562)


Magyar - Dunabogdány - református templom belseje - Szajci's work“The law makes promises on an impossible condition of doing because it binds fulfillment of the promises to our strength—if you will do it (Phil. 1, 2; Heb. 2, 3; 1 Thess. 5; John 6; Eph. 1, 2). The condition of the gospel (if you believe) is just as impossible for us as that of the law. For God, however, who by grace forms faith in us through the Holy Spirit for the sake of Christ, it is possible, since He who commands, who lays down the condition, likewise will effect it, and grace will work from both sides. The law, however, only commands, but does not act from both sides (Augustine, [Books] 3, 5, 7)” (as found in James T. Dennison, Jr., Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation: 1552-1566 (2010) 2:471-72).

The Hungarian Reformed Confessio Catholica (1562) on Covenant Condition

Source: Kerux

HT: The Antipas Chronicles and COVENANTER REFORMATION, who taught me that this document exists.


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day – The Hungarian Reformed Confessio Catholica (1562)

    • Pastor Jim, this was new to me as far as this confession. My former boss, a reading specialist – trainer of reading teachers, was a Reformed Christian of Hungarian descent. At that time I wasn’t a Christian and was always at odds with him – he was patient with me. Later I met him in an Assoc. Reformed Presb. assembly – amazing! He told me that the rooster became a symbol important to the Hungarian church as a reminder not to deny the Lord. God bless you!

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