Flashcards in 20 Point Questions. The Creed & The Faith In The Triune God Deck (33)
How are we saved from sin, death, and hell?
Only by Christ, who kept God's Law perfectly in our place, and paid the price for our failure to keep it
Quotation Question: How does John 3:16 state the Gospel?
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not Perish but have eternal life."
Did Jesus die on the cross for the sins of all people?
Yes, He paid for the sins of the entire world
Does anyone deserve the Gospel?
No, it is a gracious gift from God
Does the Gospel require us to do anything?
No, Jesus has done it all for us.
What is a creed?
A statement of what we believe, teach, and confess
What are the three creeds of the Christian church?
The Apostles' Creed the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed.
How many gods are there?
There is one true God.
How is the one true God named?
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- the Holy Trinity
What did God create?
Heaven and earth and all things.
What does God still do for you and all creatures?
He still preserves us- that is, He watches over and protects us.
How should we respond to God's goodness?
We should thank and praise, serve and obey Him.
What is the second article of the Apostles' Creed?
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
How was Jesus' birth different from any other birth?
He had no human father.
How is it that Jesus had no human father?
Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Is Jesus a man or God?
He is fully God and fully man.
What do the titles "Messiah" and "Christ" mean?
Why did our savior have to be God?
So that all He did might be a sufficient ransom for all people
Why did God's Son become man?
To redeem us from our slavery to sin, death, and the devil.
What does the word "redeem" mean?
To buy back
What price did Jesus pay to redeem you?
His holy, precious blood and His innocent sufferings and death
How do we know that Jesus' death paid for our sins and broke the power of sin, death, and the devil?
Because Jesus was raised from the dead
How is Jesus' resurrection a comfort for you?
Because what is true for Him is also true for me, since I am united to Him by baptism and faith
How does a person receive the benefit of Christ's perfect life, death, and resurrection?
Through faith in Jesus Christ
Can we make a decision to believe (have faith) in Jesus?
No, this is impossible. If we could make a decision to believe, then we would be responsible for our salvation and not God.
Why don't we have the power or ability in ourselves to believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior?
Because of original sin we are born spiritually dead. Dead people don't make decisions to become alive.
How does Luther express the idea that we cannot make a decision to believe in Jesus?
"I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him"
Using Luther's words, describe how a person comes to believe in Christ.
"But the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlighten me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith."
Is faith a gift from God or a decision we make?
It is a free gift from God. He does all of the saving by grace alone.