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2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2

No Substitute


Once indigent souls …
I. Our Skyrocketing Deficit
A. Bad Credit
B. Counterfeit Bills
C. Amassing Debt
II. Payed in Full
A. Divine Collateral
B. His Poverty
C. My Wealth
… investing in heaven.

Heidelberg Catechism Lords’ Day 5

12. Q. Since, according to God’s righteous judgment we
deserve temporal and eternal punishment,
how can we escape this punishment and be again received
into favor?

A. God demands that His justice be satisfied.
Therefore full payment must be made either by ourselves or by
13. Q. Can we ourselves make this payment?
A. Certainly not. On the contrary, we daily increase our debt.
14. Q. Can any mere creature pay for us?
A. No. In the first place, God will not punish another creature for
the sin which man has committed. Furthermore, no mere
creature can sustain the burden of God’s eternal wrath against
and deliver others from it.
15. Q. What kind of mediator and deliverer must we seek?
A. One who is a true and righteous man,
and yet more powerful than all creatures; that is, one who is at
the same time true God.