The Heidelberg Catechism   Leave a comment

We believe in the cross,
Believe in His life,
We believe in His death,
Believe He’s the Christ.
We believe that He rose from the grave,
Yes it is Him, and we read the Heidelberg Catechism.
We believe in the afterlife,
And we believe love is after Christ,
So we stand our ground,
Cuz the truth’s been around,
From the word to the Heidelberg.

Curtis Allen, aka Voice, answered a challenge by C.J. Mahaney to write a rap on the Heidelberg Catechism. It’s a pretty sick song, and you can get a legal copy of it for free here. If you’re unfamiliar with the Heidelberg Catechism, Kevin DeYoung recently wrote a book on it: The Good News We Almost Forgot.

To give you a small taste of the Heidelberg Catechism–which is written in Q&A form–here are the first two questions and answers of the Heidelberg Catechism of 1563.

What is your only comfort in life and in death?
That I am not my own, but belong–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.

What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort?
Three things: first, how great my sin and misery are; second, how I am set free from all my sins and misery; third, how I am to thank God for such deliverance.

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Posted October 27, 2010 by Mitchell J. Kim in Uncategorized

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