Catechism – Question 40

Catechism – Question 40


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It is our hope that as families work together to learn the fifty-two questions and answers found in this catechism, they will increase not only in knowledge, but in the fruit of the Spirit, as they grow to love God with all of their hearts.

2 Corinthians 5:18
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation

Question 40
Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?

Answer:
Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

Kids Answer:
Yes, God makes us right with himself through Jesus Christ.

This week’s question helps:
What is “the ministry of reconciliation”?
Overwhelmed with God’s Mercy, Grace, and Hope (a great article by Pastor Scotty Smith)

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