Thursday, May 7, 2009

Heidelberg Catechism on Affliction

Again we can rejoice knowing that all our afflictions here are not for nothing:

Heidelberg Catechism Question 52

Question 52. How does Christ's return "to judge the living and the dead" comfort you?
Answer. In all my affliction and persecution I may await with head held high the very Judge from heaven who has already submitted himself to the judgment of God for me and has removed all the curse from me. He will cast all his enemies and mine into everlasting condemnation, but he will take me and all his chosen ones to himself into the joy and glory of heaven.
(See Colossians 1:9-20 & Matthew 25:31-46.)

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