Law and Gospel
As we've worked through the book of Galatians, we've touched on the purpose of the Law (the Old Testament and it's commands, rules, and regulations) and how it relates to the Gospel. This is often perplexing to believers and can lead to some faulty beliefs. Please take some time, put on your thinking cap, and learn from this discussion.
Our Only Comfort
What is your only comfort in life and in death?
That I am not my own,
body and soul,
in life and in death–
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven:
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.
(The Heidelberg Catechism, Question and Answer 1, as posted on Kevin DeYoung's blog)
Our ONLY comfort
Question: What is our ONLY comfort in life and death?
Answer: That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; (g) yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him.
This comes from the Heidelberg Catechism. This catechism is a way to teach our children (and ourselves!) rich and wonderful theology.