This week’s Heidelberg catechism questions:
Lord’s Day 16
Why was it necessary for Christ
to humble himself even unto death?
Because of the justice and truth of God 1satisfaction for our sins… 148 more words
* Before you begin. Read Romans 8:2-4, I Corinthians15:21-22, 25-26.
12. Since, then, by the righteous judgment of God we deserve temporal and eternal punishment, how may we escape this punishment and be again received into favour? 1,359 more words
I am asked about images of Christ and the 2nd Commandment quite often these days, especially since my last blog post. The below question is typical. 651 more words
65. Q. Since then faith alone makes us share in Christ and all His benefits, where does this faith come from?
A. From the Holy Spirit, who works it in our hearts by the preaching of the gospel, and strengthens it by the use of the sacraments. 151 more words
62. Q. But why can our good works not be our righteousness before God, or at least a part of it?
A. Because the righteousness which can stand before God’s judgment must be absolutely perfect and in complete agreement with the law of God, whereas even our best works in this life are all imperfect and defiled with sin. 75 more words