Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 8

Q24: How are these articles divided?

A24: Into three parts: the first is of God the Father and our creation; the second, of God the Son and our redemption; the third, of God the Holy Ghost and our sanctification.

Q25: Since there is but one Divine Being,[1] why do you speak of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Ghost?

A25: Because God has so revealed Himself in His Word,[2] that these three distinct Persons are the one, true, eternal God.

1. Deu 6:4, 2. Isa 61:1; Psa 110:1; Mat 3:16-17; 28:19; 1Jo 5:7; 2Co 13:14

DF questions:

a) Read Deuteronomy 6:4, How many Gods are there? _________________

b) Read Gen 1:26, 3:22, 11:7. Which clue is found in these verses that God may have some kind of plurality?

c) What extra clue is found in Isaiah 6:8?

d) Read Matthew 3:16-17, How do these verses disprove modalism?

e) Read Matthew 28:17-20, What does this tell you about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?

f) Read 1 Peter 1:1-2, List the different roles the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit play in your salvation?