Heidelberg Catechism 6, 7 and 8


Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Genesis 1: 26 – 31 and 3: 1 – 19

(chapter 3, verse 11) And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. (ESV)

Question 6. Did God then create man so wicked and perverse?
Answer. By no means; but God created man good, and after his own image, in true righteousness and holiness, that he might rightly know God his Creator, heartily love him and live with him in eternal happiness to glorify and praise him.

Question 7. Whence then proceeds this depravity of human nature?
Answer. From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise; hence our nature is become so corrupt, that we are all conceived and born in sin.

Question 8. Are we then so corrupt that we are wholly incapable of doing any good, and inclined to all wickedness?
Answer. Indeed we are; except we are regenerated by the Spirit of God.

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  1. The image of God
  2. The purpose of God
  3. Enmity against God
  4. The grace of God