Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Ground of Perfect (amazing!) Hope

Question 60. How are thou righteous before God?

Answer: Only by a true faith in Jesus Christ;  so that, though my conscience accuse me that I have grossly transgressed all the commandments of God, and kept none of them,  and am still prone always to evil;  yet God, without any merit of mine,  and of mere grace,  grants and imputes to me  the perfect satisfaction,  righteousness and holiness of Christ;   as if I never committed or had any sin: and  had myself accomplished all the obedience which Christ has accomplished for me;  if only I accept such benefit with a believing heart. 
Heidelberg Catechism, question 60, 1563

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