CategoryHeidelberg Catechism

The good corrupted (HC3)


The world that God created was good, but now it is corrupted and questions six, seven and eight ( “Did God create people so wicked and perverse?” “Then where does this corrupt human nature come from?” and “But are we so corrupt that we are totally unable to do any good and inclined toward all evil?”) of the Heidelberg Catechism address this corruption. Question...

Natural Tendency (HC2)


 The next three questions of the Heidelberg Catechism (How do you come to know your misery?, What does God’s law require of us? and Can you live up to all this perfectly?) address the human condition before God. It is necessary for a person to come to know their misery in the same way it is necessary to have a foundation beneath your house. Like comfort, misery have expressions in the...

Beginning with comfort (hc1)


The first two questions of the Heidelberg Catechism (“What is your only comfort in life and death?” and “What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort?”) deal with the source of true comfort. When a person experiences the true comfort which only God can give, two things are true of them. The first, is that they know what is ahead of them, what will take...

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