Jesus Christ alone is God's eternal son
Uploaded on Feb 12, 2019
In Lord's Days 13 & 14 the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) explains what the Bible teaches about Article 2b & 3 of the Apostles' Creed: "... his only-begotten Son, our Lord." Below are the pertinent questions and answers:
33. Q. Why is he called God's only-begotten Son,
since we also are children of God?
A. Because Christ alone
is the eternal, natural Son of God. 1
We, however, are children of God by adoption,
through grace, for Christ's sake. 2
1.Jn 1:1-3, 14, 18; 3:16; Rom 8:32; Heb 1; 1 Jn 4:9.
2.Jn 1:12; Rom 8:14-17; Gal 4:6; Eph 1:5, 6.
34. Q. Why do you call him our Lord?
A. Because he has ransomed us,
body and soul, 1
from all our sins,
not with silver or gold
but with his precious blood, 2
and has freed us
from all the power of the devil
to make us his own possession. 3
1.1 Cor 6:20; 1 Tim 2:5, 6.
2.1 Pet 1:18, 19.
3.Col 1:13, 14; Heb 2:14, 15.
The tune is an old (14th c.) Dutch carol.
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