Q34 – Must we still do good works?

Q34: Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?  A: Yes, because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, also renews us by his Spirit; so that our lives may show love and gratitude to God; so that we...

Q33 – Should we try to earn salvation?

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 only...

Q32 – What are justification & sanctification?

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 in...

Q31 – What should we believe?

Q31: What do we believe by true faith? A: Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was...

Q30 – What is faith in Christ?

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, 2017, p....