Heidelberg Catechism

Heidelberg Catechism

The Heidelberg Catechism

or

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION IN THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION

AS THE SAME IS TAUGHT IN THE REFORMED CHURCHES AND

SCHOOLS IN HOLLAND AND IN AMERICA

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Background

The Heidelberg Catechism, written in 1563, originated in one of the few pockets of Calvinistic faith in the Lutheran and Catholic territories of Germany. Conceived originally as a teaching instrument to promote religious unity in the Palatinate, the catechism soon became a guide for preaching as well. It is a remarkably warm-hearted and personalized confession of faith, eminently deserving of its popularity among Reformed churches to the present day.

This page contains the English version approved by Synod 2011 of the Christian Reformed Church. You may also view it as a PDF. An earlier version (approved by Synod 1988) is also available as a PDF.

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  1. Although the Heidelberg Catechism originates with the Reformed Church, all Bible-believing Christians will surely find within it a solid statement of faith having the word of God, the Bible as their authority for confessing themselves Christian and in Christ as followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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