Heidelberg Catechism 14

I am copying and linking to Lord’s Day 14 of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563).

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

Q35. What is the meaning of \”conceived by the Holy Spirit , born of the Virgin Mary\”?

A. That the eternal Son of God, who is1 and continues true and eternal God,2 took upon Himself the very nature of man, of the flesh and blood of the Virgin Mary,3 by the operation of the Holy Spirit ;4 so that He might also be the true seed of David,5 like His brothers in all things,6 sin excepted.7

John 1:1Rom 1:3,4. 2 Rom 9:5. 3 Gal 4:4John 1:14. 4 Matt  1:18-20. Luke 1:35. 5 Ps 132:11. 6 Phil 2:7. 7 Heb 4:15. * I John 5:20.

Q36. What benefit do you receive from the holy conception and birth of Christ?

A. That He is our Mediator,1 and with His innocence and perfect holiness covers, in the sight of God, my sin, wherein I was conceived.2.

Heb 2:16,17. 2 Ps 32:1. * I John 1:9.

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