Heidelberg Catechism 24 & 25


Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Romans 8

(verse 3, 4) For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (ESV)

Question 24. How are these articles divided?
Answer. 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.

Question 25. Since there is but one only divine essence, why speakest thou of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost?
Answer. Because God hath so revealed himself in his word, that these three distinct persons are the one only true and eternal God.

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The doctrine of the Trinity

  1. The unity of God – Shema, One LORD, Jehovah is different, divine interdependence
  2. The word of God – The Bible is what God says of Himself, Christ is the theme/centre, necessary, mysterious, God’s final revelation
  3. The work of God – creation, redemption, sanctification