Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s day 33

August 14, 2016

33. Lord’s Day

Q. 88. Of how many parts does the true conversion of man consist?
A. Of two parts; of the mortification of the old, and the quickening of the new man. [a]

Q. 89. What is the mortification of the old man?
A. It is a sincere sorrow of heart, that we have provoked God by our sins; and more and more to hate and flee from them. [a]

Q. 90. What is the quickening of the new man?
A. It is a sincere joy of heart in God, through Christ, [a] and with love and delight to live according to the will of God in all good works. [b]

Q. 91. But what are good works?
A. Only those which proceed from a true faith, [a] are performed according to the law of God, [b] and to his glory; [c] and not such as are founded on our imaginations, or the institutions of men. [d]

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