May 12 2019
35. Q. Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone, where does this faith come from?
A. From the Holy Spirit.
May 5 2019
34. Q. Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?
A. Yes, so that our lives may show love and gratitude to God; and so that by our godly behavior others may be won to Christ.
Apr 28 2019
33. Q. Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else?
A. No, everything necessary to salvation is found in Christ.
Apr 21 2019
32. Q. What do justification and sanctification mean?
A. Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.
Apr 14 2019
31. Q. What do we believe by true faith?
A. We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Apr 7 2019
30. Q. What is faith in Jesus Christ?
A. Receiving and resting on him alone for salvation as he is offered to us in the gospel.
Mar 31 2019
29. Q. How can we be saved?
A. Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross.
Mar 24 2019
28. Q. What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith?
A. They will be cast out from the presence of God, into hell, to be justly punished, forever.
Mar 17 2019
27. Q. Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ?
A. No, only those who are elected by God and united to Christ by faith.
Mar 10 2019
26. Q. What else does Christ’s death redeem?
A. Every part of fallen creation.