14 March 2009

Lord's Day 11 Heidelberg Catechism

Lord's Day 11:

Scripture Readings: Colossians 2; Romans 3:9-31

Question 29. Why is the Son of God called "Jesus," meaning Savior?
Answer. Because he saves us from our sins, and because salvation is not to be sought or found in any other.

Question 30. Do those who look for their salvation and security in saints, in themselves, or elsewhere really believe in the only Savior Jesus?
Answer. No. Although they boast of being his, by their deeds they deny the only Savior and Redeemer Jesus. Either Jesus is not a perfect Savior, or those who in true faith accept this Savior have in him all they need for their salvation.

For discussion:
In what other ways do we continually try to achieve salvation?
How would you further explain the answer to question 30 to a Roman Catholic friend?

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