Deliverance by the Only Mediator

The Heidelberg Catechism: Lord's Day 5 12. Question: Since, according to God's righteous judgment we deserve temporal and eternal punishment, how can we escape this punishment and be again received into favor? Answer: God demands that His justice be satisfied.[1] Therefore full payment must be made either by ourselves or by another.[2] [1] Ex. 20:5; 23:7; Rom. 2:1-11. [2] …

Continue reading Deliverance by the Only Mediator

The Cause of Our Sin and Misery

The Heidelberg Catechism: Lord's Day 36. 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 …

Continue reading The Cause of Our Sin and Misery

My Only Comfort in Life and Death

The Heidelberg Catechism: Lord's Day 1 *Guilt * Grace * Gratitude1. Question: What is your only comfort in life and death? Answer: That I am not my own,[1] but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death,[2] to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.[3] He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and …

Continue reading My Only Comfort in Life and Death