Shorter Catechism

Union With Christ In the Westminster Shorter Catechism by Andy Schreiber

There is much debate over whether we are to view union with Christ or justification as having a logical (even if not strictly chronological) priority in salvation.

While this post certainly will not settle that debate, I thought that it might at least prove helpful to briefly examine what the Westminster Shorter Catechism has to say about the subject. It is my contention that the Shorter Catechism is abundantly clear when it comes to spelling out for us which comes first (i.e. logical priority), union with Christ or justification.

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James Fisher 1753: "How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?" by Shane Anderson

Q. 22.: How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man? A.: Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body and a reasonable soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, and born of her, yet without sin.

 

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