LORD’S DAY 13
Q. 33. Why is Christ called the only begotten Son of God, since we are also the children of God?
A. Because Christ alone is the eternal and natural Son of God;1 but we are children adopted of God, by grace, for His sake.2
- John 1:1; Heb. 1:2.
- Rom. 8:15-17; Eph. 1:5, 6.
Q. 34. Wherefore callest thou Him our Lord?
A. Because He hath redeemed us, both soul and body, from all our sins, not with gold or silver, but with His precious blood,1 and hath delivered us from all the power of the devil; and thus hath made us His own property.
- 1 Pet. 1:18, 19; 1 Cor. 6:20.
LORD’S DAY 13
The Son of God, Our Lord
1. Why is Christ called the only begotten Son of God?
Because Christ alone is the eternal and natural Son of God. John 1:14, 18; Hebrews 1:1, 2.
2. Why are we also called the children of God?
We are children adopted of God, by grace, for Christ’s sake. Romans 8:15-17; Galatians 4:4-7.
3. How are we adopted by God to be His children?
God reconciles us to Himself through the blood of Christ that we might become members of His family. Romans 5:9, 10.
4. Why do we call Christ our Lord?
Because He has redeemed us and thus made us His own property. I Corinthians 6:20.
5. How complete is this redemption?
He has purchased us, both soul and body, from all our sins, and delivered us from all the power of the devil. Romans 6:11-14.
6. With what did Christ redeem us from all our sins?
Not with silver and gold, but with His precious blood. I Peter 1:18,19.
7. Does the name Lord imply also Christ’s rule over the wicked?
Yes, for at the name of Christ every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord. Philippians 2:9-11.
8. When did our Lord become the great Ruler of heaven and earth?
After His ascension Christ took His place at God’s right hand of power. Romans 8:34; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3.