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SECOND HEAD OF DOCTRINE

CHRIST’S DEATH AND MAN’S REDEMPTION THROUGH IT


ARTICLE 1

THE PUNISHMENT WHICH GOD’S JUSTICE REQUIRES

God is not only supremely merciful but also supremely just. And as He Himself has revealed in His Word,1 His justice requires that our sins, committed against His infinite majesty, should be punished2 not only in this age but also in the age to come, both in body and soul. We cannot escape these punishments unless satisfaction is made to the justice of God.

1 Ex 34:6-7.

2 Rom 5:16.; Gal 3:10.;


ARTICLE 2

THE SATISFACTION MADE BY CHRIST

 

THE PUNISHMENT WHICH GOD’S JUSTICE REQUIRESTHE SATISFACTION MADE BY CHRISTTHE INFINITE VALUE OF CHRIST’S DEATHWHY HIS DEATH HAS INFINITE VALUETHE UNIVERSAL PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPELWHY SOME DO NOT BELIEVEWHY OTHERS DO BELIEVETHE EFFICACY OF THE DEATH OF CHRISTTHE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S COUNSEL