Heidelberg Catechism 12

I am copying and linking to Lord’s Day 12 of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563).

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This text comes from the Heidelblog.net publication of the Catechism (accessed 5 March 2023).

Q31. Why is He called CHRIST, that is Anointed?

A. Because He is ordained of 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 and our only High Priest,4who by the one sacrifice of His body, has redeemed us, and ever lives to make intercession for us with the Father;5 and our eternal King, who governs us by His Word and Spirit and defends and preserves us in the redemption obtained for us.6

Heb 1:9. 2 Deut 18:15Acts 3:22. 3 John 1:18John 15:15. 4 Ps 110:4Heb 7:21. 5 Rom 5:9,10. 6 Ps 2:6Luke 1:33. Matt  28:18. * Isa 61:1, 2. * 1 Peter 2:24. * Rev 19:16.

Q32. But why are you called a Christian?

A. Because by faith I am a member of Christ1 and thus a partaker of His anointing,2 in order that I also may confess His Name,3 may present myself a living sacrifice of thankfulness to Him,4 and that with a free conscience I may fight against sin and the devil in this life,5 and hereafter in eternity reign with Him over all creatures.6

Acts 11:26I John 2:27. * I John 2:20. 2 Acts 2:17. 3 Mark 8:38. 4 Rom 12:1Rev 5:8,101 Pet 2:9Rev 1:6. 5 1 Tim 1:18,19. 6 2 Tim 2:12. * Eph 6:12.  * Rev 3:21.

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