Sunday, February 9, 2014

Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 6

Lord’s Day 6

16. Why must He be a true and righteous man?

Because the justice of God requires that the same
human nature which has sinned should make
satisfaction for sin;[1] but one who is himself a sinner
cannot satisfy for others.[2]

[1] Rom 5:12, 15; 1 Cor 15:21; Heb 2:14-16; [2] Isa 53:3-5; Heb 7:26-27; 1 Pt 3:18

17. Why must He also be true God?

That by the power of His Godhead[1] He might bear
in His manhood the burden of God’s wrath,[2] and
so obtain for[3] and restore to us righteousness and
life.[4]

[1] Isa 9:5; [2] Dt 4:24; Isa 53:8; Ps 130:3; Nah 1:6; Acts
2:24; [3] Jn 3:16; Acts 20:28; [4] Isa 53:5, 11; 2 Cor 5:21;
1 Jn 1:2

18. But who now is that Mediator, who in one person
is true God and also a true and righteous man?

Our Lord Jesus Christ,[1] who is freely given unto us
for complete redemption and righteousness. [2]

[1] Mt 1:21-23; Lk 2:11; 1 Tim 2:5, 3:16; [2] Acts 4:12; 1
Cor 1:30

19. From where do you know this?

From the Holy Gospel, which God Himself first
revealed in Paradise,[1] afterwards proclaimed by
the holy patriarchs[2] and prophets,[3] and
foreshadowed by the sacrifices and other ceremonies
of the law,[4] and finally fulfilled by His well-beloved Son.[5]

[1] Gen 3:15; [2] Gen 12:3, 22:18, 49:10-11; [3] Isa 53;
Jer 23:5-6; Mic 7:18-20; Acts 3:22-24, 10:43; Rom 1:2;
Heb 1:1; [4] Lev 1:7; Jn 5:46; Heb 10:1-10; [5] Rom
10:4; Gal 4:4-5; Col 2:17; Heb 10:1