Sunday, March 16, 2014

Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 11

~~Of God the Son and our Redemption His Name
Lord’s Day 11
29. Why is the Son of God called “Jesus,” that is,Savior?

Because He saves us from all our sins,[1] and because salvation is not to be sought or found in any other.[2]

[1] Mt 1:21; Heb 7:25; [2] Isa 43:11; Lk 2:10-11; Jn 15:4-5; Acts 4:11-12; 1 Tim 2:5

30. Do those also believe in the only Savior Jesus,who seek their salvation and welfare from “saints”, themselves, or anywhere else?

No; although they make their boast of Him, yet in their deeds they deny the only Savior Jesus;[1] for either Jesus is not a complete Savior, or they who by true faith receive this Savior, must have in Him all that is  necessary to their salvation.[2]

[1] 1 Cor 1:12-13, 30-31; Gal 5:4; [2] Isa 9:7; Mt. 23:28;
Jn 1:16; Col 1:19-20, 2:10; 1 Jn 1:7