Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s day 3

January 15, 2017

3. Lord’s Day

Q. 6. Did God then create man so wicked and perverse?
A. By no means; but God created man good, [a] and after his own image, [b] in true righteousness and holiness, that he might rightly know God his Creator, heartily love him and live with him in eternal happiness to glorify and praise him. [c]

Q. 7. Whence then proceeds this depravity of human nature?
A. From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise; [a] hence our nature is become so corrupt, that we are all conceived and born in sin. [b]

Q. 8. Are we then so corrupt that we are wholly incapable of doing any good, and inclined to all wickedness?
A. Indeed we are; [a] except we are regenerated by the Spirit of God. [b]

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