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Shorter Catechism

𝒬 85. What doth God require of us that we may escape his wrath and curse due to us for sin?

𝒜. To escape the wrath and curse of God, due to us for sin, God requireth of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life,1 with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption.2

  1. Mark 1:15

    and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

    Acts 20:21

    testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. (ESV)

  2. Acts 2:38

    And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    1 Corinthians 11:24-25

    and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

    Colossians 3:16

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (ESV)

Larger Catechism

𝒬 153. What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse due to us by reason of the transgression of the law?

𝒜. That we may escape the wrath and curse of God due to us by reason of the transgression of the law, he requireth of us repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ,1 and the diligent use of the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of his mediation.2

  1. Acts 20:21

    testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Matthew 3:7-8

    But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

    Luke 13:3

    No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

    Luke 13:5

    No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

    Acts 16:30-31

    Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

    John 3:16

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

    John 3:18

    Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (ESV)

  2. Proverbs 2:1-5

    2:1 My son, if you receive my words
    and treasure up my commandments with you,
    making your ear attentive to wisdom
    and inclining your heart to understanding;
    yes, if you call out for insight
    and raise your voice for understanding,
    if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures,
    then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.

    Proverbs 8:33-36

    Hear instruction and be wise,
    and do not neglect it.
    Blessed is the one who listens to me,
    watching daily at my gates,
    waiting beside my doors.
    For whoever finds me finds life
    and obtains favor from the Lord,
    but he who fails to find me injures himself;
    all who hate me love death.” (ESV)


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