Heidelberg Questions 40-42…Death

Q & A 40

Q. Why did Christ have to go all the way to death?

A. Because God’s justice and truth demand it:^1
only the death of God’s Son could pay for our sin.^2

^1 Gen. 2:17
^2 Rom. 8:3-4; Phil. 2:8; Heb. 2:9

Q & A 41

Q. Why was he “buried”?

A. His burial testifies
that he really died.^1

^1 Isa. 53:9; John 19:38-42; Acts 13:29; 1 Cor. 15:3-4

Q & A: 42

Q. Since Christ has died for us,
why do we still have to die?

A. Our death does not pay the debt of our sins.^1
Rather, it puts an end to our sinning
and is our entrance into eternal life.^2

^1 Ps. 49:7
^2 John 5:24; Phil. 1:21-23; 1 Thess. 5:9-10

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