New City Catechism, Q28

Q28: What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? A: At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them. They will be cast out from the favorable presence of God, into hell, to be justly...

New City Catechism, Q27

Q27: Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ? A: No, only those who were elected by God and united to Christ by faith. Nevertheless, God in his mercy demonstrates common grace even to those who are not elect, by restraining the...

New City Catechism, Q26

Q26: What else does Christ’s death redeem? A: Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as he powerfully directs all things for his own glory and creation’s good. Scripture Reference: For in him all the...

New City Catechism, Q25

Q25: Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven? A: Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us as if it were our own and will remember our sins no more. Scripture...

New City Catechism, Q24

Q24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer to die? A: Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone...