Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Heidelberg Catechism on Justification

This comes from question 60 of the Heidelberg Catechism. Gold.

Q. How are you right with God?

A. Only by true faith in Jesus Christ. 
Even though my conscience accuses me of having grievously 
sinned against all God's commandments
and of never having kept any of them,
and even though I am still inclined toward all evil,
without my deserving it at all,
out of sheer grace,
God grants and credits to me
the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ,
as if I had never sinned nor been a sinner,
as if I had been as perfectly obedient
as Christ was obedient for me.
All I need to do
is to accept this gift of God with a believing heart. 

Praise God! This is the best news ever! What a gracious father! Without deserving it at all, God, out of sheer grace, grants and credits to Christians the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ. Understanding this truth is imperative to understanding the Gospel, and I pray  God continues to enliven my heart to the glorious riches of Christ's saving work. 


  1. Mike, the part that gets me every time is not only that we are forgiven, but it's as if we never sinned. Wow, let's reflect on that for awhile. Thanks for this reminder. I needed this.

  2. also mike, wait for the drose black and reds to come out. neon pink would be a poor choice

  3. already ordered some air max's..........sorry