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The Cause of Our Sin and Misery

The Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 3

6. Question: Did God, then, create man so wicked and perverse?

Answer: No, on the contrary, God created man good[1] and in His image,[2] that is, in true righteousness and holiness,[3] so that he might rightly know God His Creator,[4] heartily love Him, and live with Him in eternal blessedness to praise and glorify Him.[5] 85 more words

Sin

Heidelberg Catechism: The Lord's Prayer

Lord’s Day 45

Q&A 116
Q. Why do Christians need to pray? 
A. Because prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness God requires of us.1 And also because God gives his grace and Holy Spirit only to those who pray continually and groan inwardly, asking God for these gifts and thanking God for them.2… 1,144 more words

Heidelberg Catechism: The Ten Commandments

Lord’s Day 34

Q&A 92
Q. What is God’s law? 
A. God spoke all these words:

THE FIRST COMMANDMENT
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.” 2,080 more words

Heidelberg Catechism: Gradittude

Lord’s Day 32

Q&A 86
Q. Since we have been delivered from our misery by grace through Christ without any merit of our own, why then should we do good works?  321 more words

Heidelberg Catechism: The Holy Supper of Jesus Christ

Lord’s Day 28

Q&A 75
Q. How does the holy supper remind and assure you that you share in Christ’s one sacrifice on the cross and in all his benefits?  1,430 more words

Heidelberg Catechism: God the Holy Spirit

Lord’s Day 20

Q&A 53
Q. What do you believe concerning “the Holy Spirit”? 
A. First, that the Spirit, with the Father and the Son, is eternal God.1… 813 more words

Theology

Heidelberg Catechism: Introduction

Lord’s Day 1

Q&A 1
Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death?
A. That I am not my own,1 but belong—body and soul, in life and in death2—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.3… 185 more words