Concerning Things Commanded and Not Commanded
Of self law (Autonomia) or power in the conscience,
Relinquished to Christ alone in the church
We confess that no one ought to command in any manner that which Christ has not commanded; also, therefore, no one ought to prohibit that which he has not forbidden (For it has been written,”Hear him.” Matt. 17:5; Luke 9:35; Deut. 18:18, 19; Acts 7:37).
Of the Emptiness of the Precepts of the Popes, and Expressly
Auricular Confession, Lenten Fasts, and Papal Feasts
For this reason we do not hold as precepts, auricular confession, Lenten fasts, feast days of the saints, and things of that kind which have sprung up from men….
The First Confession of Basle, Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation: vol. 1, 1523–1552. Ed. James T. Dennison, Jr. (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2008), 294.