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Q & A # 29

Q. How can we be saved?

 

A. Only be faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined to all evil, nevertheless, God, without any merit of our own but only by pure grace, imputes to us the perfect righteousness of Christ when we repent and believe in him.

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2013 in catechism

 

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Q & A # 28

Q. What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith?

 

A. At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them. They will be cast out from the favorable presence of God, into hell, to be justly and grievously punished, forever.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2013 in catechism

 

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Q & A # 27

Q. Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ?

 

A. No, only those who are elected by God and united to Christ by faith. Nevertheless God in his mercy demonstrates common grace even to those who are not elect, by restraining the effects of sin and enabling works of culture for human well-being.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in catechism

 

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Q & A # 26

Q. What else does Christ’s death redeem?

 

A. Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as he powerfully directs all things for his own glory and creation’s good.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2013 in catechism

 

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Q & A # 25

Q. Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?

 

A. Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us as if it were our own and will remember our sins no more.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in catechism

 

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Q & A # 24

Q. Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?

A. Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in catechism

 

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Q & A # 23

Q. Why must the Redeemer by truly God?

 

A. That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that he would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and yet overcome death.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in catechism

 

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