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Q.What do you confess when you say that He suffered?

A. During all the time He lived on earth, but especially at the end, Christ bore in body and soul the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race.1 Thus, by His suffering, as the only atoning sacrifice,2 He has redeemed our body and soul from everlasting damnation,3 and obtained for us the grace of God, righteousness, and eternal life.4

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Q.Does it have a special meaning that Christ was crucified and did not die in a different way?

A. Yes. Thereby I am assured that He took upon Himself the curse which lay on me, for a crucified one was cursed by God.1

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The Second Part - Our Deliverance

God the Father and Our Creation

God the Son and Our Redemption

God the Holy Spirit and Our Sanctification

Our Justification

Word and Sacraments

Holy Baptism

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