Sunday, February 23, 2014

Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 8

~The Holy Trinity

Lord’s Day 8

24. How are these articles divided?

Into three parts: the first is of God the Father and our
creation; the second, of God the Son and our
redemption; the third, of God the Holy Spirit and our
sanctification.[1]

[1] 1 Pt 1:2

25. Since there is but one Divine Being,[1] why do
you speak of three persons: Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit?

Because God has so revealed Himself in His
Word,[2] that these three distinct persons are the
one, true, eternal God.

[1] Deut 6:4; Isa 44:6, 45:5; 1 Cor 8:4-6; [2] Gen 1:2-3;
Ps 110:1; Isa 61:1, 63:8-10; Mt 3:16-17, 28:18-19; Lk
4:18; Jn 14:26, 15:26; 2 Cor 13:14; Gal 4:6; Tit 3:5-6