Heidelberg Catechism, Question 60

Question 60. How are you right with God?

Answer. Only by true faith in Jesus Christ. Even though my conscience accuses me of having grievously sinned against all God’s commandments and of never having kept any of them, and even though I am still ever inclined toward all evil, nevertheless, without my deserving it at all, out of sheer grace, God grants and credits to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, as if I had never sinned nor been a sinner, as if I had been as perfectly obedient as Christ was obedient for me. All I need to do is accept this gift of God with a believing heart.[1]

How easy it can be to forget the glorious completeness of the gospel of Christ.

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  1. Read the complete Heidelberg Catechism here.
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