Article 20 - the Justice and Mercy of God in Christ

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We believe that God, who is perfectly merciful and just, sent His Son to assume that nature in which disobedience had been committed,1 to make satisfaction in that same nature; and to bear the punishment of sin by His most bitter passion and death.2 God therefore manifested His justice against His Son when He laid our iniquity on Him,3 and poured out His goodness and mercy on us, who were guilty and worthy of damnation. Out of a most perfect love He gave His Son to die for us and He raised Him for our justification4 that through Him we might obtain immortality and life eternal.

The Belgic Confession

iii. Election, Christ, and the Benefits of Salvation