Q: What are the decrees of God?
A: The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.
(Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A # 7)
Q: Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?
A: The only Redeemer of God’s elect, is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, forever.
(Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A # 21)
Q: How doth Christ execute the office of a king?
A: Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.
(Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A # 26)
The Two Ways to Live
Our way: God’s new way:
~Reject God as our ruler ~Submit to Jesus as our ruler
~Try to run life our own way ~Rely on Jesus’ death and resurrection
~Condemned by God ~Forgiven by God
~Facing death and judgment ~Given eternal life
From “Two Ways to Live: the Choice We All Face” by Phillip D. Jensen and Tony Payne