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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