Heidelberg Catechism Question 9
But doesn’t God do us an injustice by requiring in his law what we are unable to do?
Genesis 1:31 – God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
Ephesians 4:24 – and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Genesis 3:6, 13 – When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it…
Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
John 8:44 – You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Romans 5:12, 18-19 – Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned…
Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.