Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Heidelberg Catechism 7-8

Q. 7. Whence then proceeds this depravity of human nature?

A. From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise; (a) hence our nature is become so corrupt, that we are all conceived and born in sin. (b)

(a) Gen 3; Rom 5:12,18,19

(b) Ps 51:5; Gen 5:3

Q. 8. Are we then so corrupt that we are wholly incapable of doing any good, and inclined to all wickedness?

A. Indeed we are; (a) except we are regenerated by the Spirit of God. (b)

(a) Gen 8:21; John 3:6; Gen 6:5; Job 14:4; Job 15:14,16,36; Isa 53:6

(b) John 3:3,5; 1 Cor 12:3; 2 Cor 3:5

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