I Believe in Jesus Christ
Uploaded on Feb 9, 2019
This song is based on the Heidelberg Catechism's explanation of the Biblical teaching about article 2 of the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in Jesus Christ." The questions and answer of the catechism treated are as follows:
29. Q. Why is the Son of God called Jesus,
that is, Saviour?
A. Because he saves us from all our sins,1
and because salvation is not to be sought or found
in anyone else.2
1 Mt 1:21; Heb 7:25.
2 Is 43:11; Jn 15:4, 5; Acts 4:11, 12; 1 Tim 2:5.
30. Q. Do those who seek
their salvation or well-being
in saints, in themselves, or anywhere else,
also believe in the only Saviour Jesus?
Though they boast of him in words,
they in fact deny the only Saviour Jesus.1
For one of two things must be true:
either Jesus is not a complete Saviour,
or those who by true faith accept this Saviour
must find in him all that is necessary
for their salvation.2
1 1 Cor 1:12, 13; Gal 5:4.
2 Col 1:19, 20; 2:10; 1 Jn 1:7.
31. Q. Why is he called Christ,
that is, Anointed?
A. Because he has been ordained by God the Father,
and anointed with the Holy Spirit,1 to be
our chief Prophet and Teacher,2
who has fully revealed to us
the secret counsel and will of God
concerning our redemption;3
our only High Priest,4
who by the one sacrifice of his body
has redeemed us,5
and who continually intercedes for us
before the Father;6
and our eternal King,7
who governs us by his Word and Spirit,
and who defends and preserves us
in the redemption obtained for us.8
1 Ps 45:7 (Heb 1:9); Is 61:1 (Lk 4:18); Lk 3:21, 22.
2 Deut 18:15 (Acts 3:22).
3 Jn 1:18; 15:15.
4 Ps 110:4 (Heb 7:17).
5 Heb 9:12; 10:11-14.
6 Rom 8:34; Heb 9:24; 1 Jn 2:1.
7 Zech 9:9 (Mt 21:5); Lk 1:33.
8 Mt 28:18-20; Jn 10:28; Rev 12:10, 11.
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