The Belgic Confession (1561) is unique: it is the only Reformation confession written by a martyr. As you read through the Confession, you keep in mind that it comes from a world where believers were regularly dying for their faith. Here is a letter written by the author of the Belgic Confession, Guido de Brès (1522–1567), to his wife on the 12th of April, 1567. He was in prison and he knew that he was going to die for what he had confessed:
“The grace and mercy of our good God and heavenly Father, and the love of His Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, be with you, my dearly beloved.
Catherine Ramon, my dear and beloved wife and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ: your anguish and sadness disturbs somewhat my joy and the happiness of my heart, so I am writing this for the consolation of both of us, and especially for your consolation, since…
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