Heidelberg Catechism 2

Following through with my promise, I am copying and linking to Lord’s Day 2 of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563).

This text comes from the Heidelblog.net publication of the Catechism (accessed 26 February 2023).

Q3. From where do you know your misery?

    From the Law of God

    A. Scriptural justification: Rom 3:20. * Rom 7:7.

    Q4. What does the Law of God require of us?

    A. Christ teaches us in sum, Matt 22: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (22:38, 39,40)

    Scriptural justification: Luke 10:27. * Deut 6:5. * Gal 5:14.

    Q5. Can you keep all this perfectly?

    A. No, or I am prone by nature to hate God and my neighbor.2

    Scriptural justification: Rom 3:10-12, 23. I John 1:8,10. 2 Rom 8:7. Eph 2:3.


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