Thursday, May 20, 2010

Heidelberg Catechism: Lord's Day 2

Q: 3. From where do you know your misery?
A: Out of the law of God.

Q: 4. What does the law of God require of us?
A: Christ teaches us that briefly, "You shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and the great commandment; and the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

Q: 5. Can you keep all these things perfectly?
A: In no wise; for I am prone by nature to hate God and my neighbor.

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8