Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 17 Q & A 30 Q How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ? A. The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us,1 and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.2 Q & A 31 Q …

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The third in a three-part series (part one; part two) on vital issues in systematic theology by David Cook, current moderator-general of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. An excerpt: The Holy Spirit’s ministry is to apply the work of God the Son to the individual; in this way, He acts without our co-operation. Jesus said …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 25 65. Q. Since, then, faith alone makes us share in Christ and all his benefits, where does such faith originate? A. The Holy Spirit creates it in our hearts by the preaching of the holy gospel, and confirms it by the use of the holy Sacraments. 66. Q. What …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 20 53. Q. What do you believe concerning the “Holy Spirit”? A. First, that, with the Father and the Son, he is equally eternal God; second, that God’s Spirit is also given to me, preparing me through a true faith to share in Christ and all his benefits, that he …

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