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True Faith Is...

Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A #21

True faith is a sure knowledge whereby I accept as true all that God has revealed to us in His Word. [1] At the same time it is a firm confidence [2] that not only to others, but also to me, [3] God has granted forgiveness of sins, everlasting righteousness, and salvation, [4] out of mere grace, only for the sake of Christ's merits. [5] This faith the Holy Spirit works in my heart by the gospel.[6]

[1] John 17:3, 17; Hebrews 11:1-3; James 2:19.
[2] Romans 4:18-21; 5:1; 10:10; Hebrews 4:16.
[3] Galatians 2:20.
[4] Romans 1:17; Hebrews 10:10.
[5] Romans 3:20-26; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-10.
[6] Acts 16:14; Romans 1:16; 10:17; I Corinthians 1:21.

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