Question: How are you right with God?


Only by true faith in Jesus Christ.

Even though my conscience accuses me

of having grievously sinned against all God’s commandments

and of never having kept any of them

and even though I am still inclined toward all evil,


without my deserving it at all,

out of sheer grace,

God grants and credits to me

that perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ,

as if I have never sinned nor been a sinner,

as if I had been as perfectly obedient

as Christ was obedient

All I need to do is to accept this gift of God with a believing heart.

Heidelberg Catechism, Q. 60