Heidelberg Catechism Passing Along the Faith Once Delivered to the Saints

Lord’s Day 2


Q & A 3

Q. How do you come to know your misery?

A. The law of God tells me.1

Rom. 3:207:7-25


Q & A 4

Q. What does God’s law require of us?

A. Christ teaches us this in summary in Matthew 22:37-40:

“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,

and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’1

This is the greatest and first commandment.

“And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’2“On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Deut. 6:5

Lev. 19:18


Q & A 5

Q. Can you live up to all this perfectly?

A. No.1 I have a natural tendency to hate God and my neighbour. 2

Rom. 3:9-20, 231 John 1:8, 10

Gen. 6:5Jer. 17:9Rom. 7:23-248:7Eph. 2:1-3Titus 3:3