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Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 9

April 2, 2014 by Dan Valentine 0 comments

Posted in: Catechism for the Church

"Besides being ancient, ecumenical (in a good sense), and biblical, the Apostles' Creed is catchy. I'm not sure if you can dance to it (haven't tried), but it does have a candence that makes congregational recitation intuitively doable. The first line rolls off the tongue nicely: 'I believe in God the Father, almighty, creator of heaven and earth.' But behind the familiar language and rythym, there are a number of important theological points to be made . . ." Kevin DeYoung. The Good News We Almost Forgot. 55.

  • Our heavenly Father is eternal
  • God created the world out of nothing
  • God still upholds and rules his creation by his counsel and providence
  • The Creator of the universe is my God and Father
  • God is my Father because of Christ his Son
  • We do not doubt his provision
  • God will turn all adversity to good

 

Question 26: What do you believe when you say, "I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth?

Answer:  That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and everything in them, who still upholds and rules them by His eternal counsel and providence, is my God and Father because of Christ His Son. I trust Him so much that I do not doubt He will provide whatever I need for body and soul, and He will turn to my good whatever adversity He sends me in this sad world. He is able to do this because He is almighty God; He desires to do this because He is a faithful Father. 

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