The Heidelberg Catechism

Lord's Day 22

Question & Answer 57

Q: How does "the resurrection of the body" comfort you?

A: Not only my soul
will be taken immediately after this life
to Christ its head,1
but even my very flesh, raised by the power of Christ,
will be reunited with my soul
and made like Christ's glorious* body.2

1 Luke 23:43; Phil. 1:21-23
2 1 Cor. 15:20, 42-46, 54; Phil. 3:21; 1 John 3:2

Question & Answer 58

Q: How does the article concerning "life everlasting" comfort you?

A: Even as I already now
experience in my heart
the beginning of eternal joy,1
so after this life I will have
perfect blessedness such as
no eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no human heart has ever imagined:
a blessedness in which to praise God eternally.2

1 Rom. 14:17
2 John 17:3; 1 Cor. 2:9
*The first edition had here the German word for "holy." This was later
to the German word for "glorious."