Doctrine > Confessions > The Belgic Confession > iii. Election, Christ, and the Benefits of Salvation > Article 17 - the Rescue of Fallen Man

We believe that, when He saw that man had thus plunged himself into physical and spiritual death and made himself completely miserable, our gracious God in His marvellous wisdom and goodness set out to seek man when he trembling fled from Him.1 He comforted him with the promise that He would give him His Son, born of woman (Gal 4:4), to crush the head of the serpent2 and to make man blessed. 3

The Belgic Confession

iii. Election, Christ, and the Benefits of Salvation