New City Catechism, Q33

Q33: Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else? A: No, they should not, as everything necessary to salvation is found in Christ. To seek salvation through good works is a denial that Christ is the...

New City Catechism, Q32

Q32: What do justification and sanctification mean? A: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work...

New City Catechism, Q30

Q30: What is faith in Jesus Christ? A: Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in His Word, trusting in Him, and also receiving and resting on Him alone for salvation as He is offered to us in the Gospel (Crossway,...

New City Catechism, Q29

Q29: How can we be saved? A: Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in His substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined to all evil, nevertheless, God, without any merit of our own but...

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...