Sanctification, Heidelberg, and the "third use of the law"

"The HC gives serious and careful attention to the requirements of God's law as a guide for the Christian life." Ref21

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Mark_Smith's picture

it is mentioned that FBFI is anti-calvinist. One of the things that personally bugs me about Reformed churches is all of this effort for catechisms or confessions. I am interested in parsing verbs in the Bible, not from confessions. 

josh p's picture

In the words of Spurgeon, "Everyone has a creed." They are trying to protect a heritage of sound doctrine and they feel they do it best through confessions. Jehovah's Witnesses are interested in Greek too. So are Mormons, Catholics, etc. at most churches these people would be excluded from membership since their beliefs do not square with a doctrinal statement. That is just one function of "creeds" and confessions.