Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 16 Q & A 57 Q What benefits has Christ procured by his mediation? A Christ, by his mediation, has procured redemption *1, with all other benefits of the covenant of grace *2. Q & A 58 Q How do we come to be made partakers of the benefits …

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Mez McConnell carries out remarkable ministry among marginalised groups of people, a background that he shares with those he ministers to. Here he writes about the way in which the doctrine of substitutionary atonement, rather than detracting from his ministry to the needs of people, actually is the foundation that enables him to serve. Here’s …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 16 40. Q. Why did Christ have to suffer death? A. Because the righteousness and truth of God are such that nothing else could make reparation for our sins except the death of the Son of God. 41. Q. Why was he “buried”? A. To confirm the fact that he …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 15 37. Q. What do you understand by the word “suffered”? A. That throughout his life on Earth, but especially at the end of it, he bore in body soul the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race, so that by his suffering, as the only …

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