What is your only comfort in life and in death?

1563's edition.

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A. That I am not my own but belong — body and soul, in life and in death — to my faithful Savior 
Jesus Christ. 

Over at Ligonier Dr. Lyle D. Bierma, a leading scholar on the Heidelberg Catechism, had this to say about our beloved Catechism,

These are the opening lines of the most famous question and answer of probably the most famous catechism of the sixteenth century: the Heidelberg Catechism of 1563. Within a few months of its appearance, Heinrich Bullinger, leader of the Reformed church in Zurich, was hailing it as “the best catechism ever published.” It was soon translated from German into Latin, Dutch, English, French, Greek, and Hungarian, and today it can be found in every European language and dozens of African and Asian languages as well. Many scholars regard it as the most irenic and catholic expression of the Christian faith to come out of the Protestant Reformation. It is certainly among the most beloved…click here to continue.

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