Q. 21 What is true faith?
A. True faith is not only a knowledge and conviction that everything that God reveals in his Word is true; it is also a deep-rooted assurance, created in me by the Holy Spirit through the gospel, that, out f sheer grace earned for us by Christ, not only others, but I too have had my sins forgiven, have been made forever right with God, and have been granted salvation.
John 17:3,17; Heb. 11:1-3; James 2:19
Rom. 4:18-21; 5:1; 10:10; Heb.4:14-16
Matt. 16:15-17; John 3:5; Acts 16:14
Rom. 1:16; 10:17; 1Cor. 1:21
Rom. 3:21-26; Gal. 2:16; Eph. 2:8-10
Rom. 1:17; Heb. 10:10
Q.22 What then must a Christian believe?
A. Everything God promises us in the gospel. That gospel is summarized for us in the articles of our Christian faith–a creed beyond doubt, and confessed throughout the world.
Matt. 28:18-20; John 20:30-31