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Belgic Confession

One of the oldest doctrinal statements of the reformed church, the Belgic Confession,  is so called because it referred to the whole of the Netherlands and was written in response to the suppresion of the Roman Catholic Church.  Its chief author was Guido de Bres, who died a martyr in 1567, as a result of the persecution that followed.  This confession was formulated with John Calvin's French Confession but did not follow it verbatim.  It was an important document that was used to counter Arminianism that arose in the following century.