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Faith that is Commended
Confession: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 7, QA 21
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3
Preacher: Dr. Adrian Dieleman
The Heidelberg Catechism:
Lord’s Day 7
Q.21 What is true faith?
A. True faith is not only a sure knowledge by which I hold as true all that God has revealed to us in his Word; it is also a wholehearted trust, which the Holy Spirit works in me by the gospel, that God has freely granted, not only to others but to me also, forgiveness of sins, eternal righteousness, and salvation. These gifts are purely of grace, only because of Christ’s merit.
Hebrews 11:1-3 (King James Version)
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
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