Q. 31. But why are you called a Christian? A. Because through faith I am a member of Jesus Christ (a), and partaker of His anointing (b), that both I may confess His name (c), and present myself unto Him a living sacrifice of thankfulness (d), and also may in this life fight against sin and Satan with a free and good conscience (e), and afterwards enjoy an everlasting kingdom with Christ (f). (a) Acts 11:26; 1 Cor. 6:15. (b) 1 John 2:27. (c) Matt. 10:32. (d) Rom. 12:1; Heb. 13:15; 1 Pet. 2:5; Rev. 5:8. (e) Rom. 6:12-13; 1 Tim. 1:18-19. (f) 2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 1:6.
Christ and Christians A Member of Christ Himself
A Partaker of Christ's Anointing
A Confessor of Christ's Name
A Living Sacrifice to Christ with Thankfulness
A Free-Conscience Soldier in Christ's Army
An Heir with Christ in Glory
Q. 32. For what cause is Christ called the only begotten Son of God, when we also are the sons of God? A. Because Christ alone is the eternal and natural Son of the eternal Father (a), and we are but sons adopted of the Father by grace for His sake (b). (a) John 3:16; Rom. 8:3; Heb. 1:2-3. (b) John 1:12; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:6; 1 John 1:3.
Begotten and Adopted The Son of God by Nature
The Sons of God by Grace
Q. 33. Why do we call Him our Lord? A. Because He, redeeming and ransoming both our body and soul from sin, not with gold or silver, but with His precious blood, and delivering us from all the power of the devil, has set us free to serve Him (a). (a) Rom. 14:9; 1 Cor. 6:20; Eph. 1:7; 1 Tim. 2:5-6; 1 Pet. 1:18.
David is the founder and coordinator of Building Tomorrow's Church (BTC) under the oversight of the elders at Grace Covenant Church in Gilbert, AZ, where he and his wife Paige are active members. For more information on the BTC conference for Reformed Baptist young adults, visit...