Behold the Lamb of God
- Text Copyright
- © 2011, 2012 GIA Publications, Inc.
- Tune Copyright
- © 2011 GIA Publications, Inc.
- Reprint/Projection Information
Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Stanza 13 climaxes with a profession of Christ’s resurrection. The Apostles’ Creed professes: “The third day he rose again from the dead,” (Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 17, Question and Answer 45) calling God’s people to declare that in Christ’s resurrection, “he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he obtained for us by his death.” By his resurrection we are “already raised to a new life.”
And “Christ’s resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection.” Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 25 states that “God raised him from the dead; he walked out of the grave, conqueror of sin and death—Lord of life!”