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Lord’s Day 8 – The articles of Faith

Question 24 How are these articles divided? Answer Into three parts: the first is of God the Father and our creation; the second, of God the Son and our redemption; the third, of God the Holy Ghost and our sanctification.   Question 25 Since there is but one only divine essence, why speakest thou of…

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Truth of the Gospel Summarized in the Articles of Faith

LD 7: Truth of the Gospel Summarized in the Articles of Faith by Rev J. Kortering Matthew 28:19,20, Go ye therefore and teach all nations….teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.” The great commission which our Lord Jesus gave His disciples, was to teach and baptize with the assurance that He would…

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What is necessary for a Christian to Believe

LD 7: What is necessary for a Christian to Believe by Rev J. Kortering John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” The catechism raises a rather rare question here. “What is then necessary for a…

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Faith Worked by the Holy Spirit through the Gospel

LD 7: Faith Worked by the Holy Spirit through the Gospel by Rev J. Kortering Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Now we must focus on one more aspect of faith and salvation. True faith focuses on Jesus as Savior, it does that because the Word of…

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Faith has Assurance of Personal Salvation

LD 7: Faith has Assurance of Personal Salvation by Rev J. Kortering Ephesians 3:12, “In whom (Jesus Christ) we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.” Once we are engrafted into Christ Jesus by faith, our hearts are filled with His love. His love for us and our responding love for…

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Faith has Conviction of Truth

LD 7: Faith has Conviction of Truth by Rev J. Kortering John 17:3, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” Once we are engrafted into Christ Jesus by faith, our hearts are filled with His love.  His love for us and…

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Faith both Ingrafting and Receiving

LD 7: Faith both Ingrafting and Receiving by Rev J. Kortering John 1:12,13, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will…

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Who Then is Saved By the Mediator, Jesus Christ?

LD 7: Who Then is Saved By the Mediator, Jesus Christ?  by Rev J. Kortering Matthew 1:21, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS, for he shall save his people from their sins.” Having set forth the credentials necessary for Jesus to be the Mediator, and having set…

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Lord’s Day 7

Question 20 Are all men then, as they perished in Adam, saved by Christ? Answer No, only those who are ingrafted into Him, and receive all His benefits, by a true faith. Question 21 What is true faith? Answer True faith is not only a certain knowledge, whereby I hold for truth all that God hasrevealed to…

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Christ is the Mediator of the New Covenant

LD 6: Christ is the Mediator of the New Covenant by Rev J. Kortering Romans 10:4, “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” Now we can reflect with great thankfulness that Jesus is indeed God’s Mediator. He is qualified from every point of view; He is personally…