Heidelberg Catechism 9

I am copying and linking to Lord’s Day 9 of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563).

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Q26. What do you believe when you say: \”I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth\”?

A. That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who of nothing made heaven and earth with all that in them is,1who likewise upholds and governs the same by His eternal counsel and providence,2 is for the sake of Christ, His Son, my God and my Father,3 in whom I so trust, as to have no doubt that He will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul;4 and further, that whatever evil He sends upon me in this vale of tears, He will turn to my good;5 for He is able to do it, being almighty God,6 and willing also, being a faithful Father.7

1Gen 1:31Ps 33:6. * Col 1:16. * Heb 11:3. 2Ps 104:2-5Matt 10:30.  Heb 1:3Ps 115:3. * Acts 17:24, 253John 1:12Rom 8:15Gal 4:5-7Eph 1:5. * Eph 3:14-16. * Matt  6:8. 4Ps 55:22. Matt  6:25, 26. (See also Luke 12:22-24).  Ps 90:1, 2. 5Rom 8:28. * Acts 17:27, 28. 6Rom 10:12. 7 Matt  7:9-11. * Num 23:19.

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