Q 33. How do we take part in Christ's redemption?

A. We take part in Christ's redemption when the Holy Spirit applies it to us. 

[Scripture: John 3:5-6; Titus 3:5-6]

Q 34. How does the Holy Spirit apply redemption to us?

A. The Holy Spirit applies redemption to us by uniting us to Christ by faith. 

[Scripture: 1 John 5:1; Philippians 1:29; Ephesians 2:8; Acts

16:14; 18:27; John 3:8; 6:64]

Q 35. What is faith in Jesus Christ?

A. Faith in Jesus Christ is receiving and resting on him alone for


[Scripture: Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:21-25; Ephesians 2:8-

9; Hebrews 10:39; John 1:12]

Q 36. What benefits do we receive by faith in Jesus Christ?

A. We are justified, adopted, and sanctified by faith in Jesus Christ.

[Scripture: Romans 8:30-32; Ephesians 1:5; 1 Corinthians 1:30]

Q 37. What is justification?

A. Justification is our declared righteousness before God.

[Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4:5; Romans 3:22-26]

Q 38. What is adoption?

A. Adoption is God's act of bringing believers into his family.

[Scripture: 1 John 3:1; John 1:12; Romans 8:16-17; Galatians 4:4-5]

Q 39. What is sanctification?

A. Sanctification is God's act of making believers holy.

[Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:23-24;

Romans 6:4, 6, 11, 14]

Q 40. What happens to believers at death?

A. The souls of believers are made perfect and immediately

enter God's presence. 

[Scripture: Hebrews 12:23; Philippians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Luke 23:43; 

1 Thessalonians 4:14; 

Isaiah 57:2; Job 19:26]

Q 41. What happens to non-believers at death?

A. The souls of non-believers will suffer the penalty of sin forever separated from God's presence in hell. 

[Scripture: Luke 16:22-24; Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; Revelation 20:11-


Q 42. What is our only hope in life and death?

A. Our only hope in life and death is that we are not our own but belong to God in Christ. 

[Scripture: Romans 14:7-8]