Zacharias Ursinus


Born
June 18, 1534

Died
May 06, 1583


Zacharias Ursinus was a sixteenth century German Reformed theologian, born Zacharias Baer in Breslau (now Wrocław, Poland). He became the leading theologian of the Reformed Protestant movement of the Palatinate, serving both at the University of Heidelberg and the College of Wisdom (Collegium Sapientiae). He is best known as the principal author and interpreter of the Heidelberg Catechism.

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The Heidelberg Catechism

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Commentary of Dr. Zacharias...

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The Heidelbergh Catechism o...

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What is Catechism?

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“This, therefore, is that christian comfort, spoken of in this question of the catechism, which is an only and solid comfort, both in life and death--a comfort consisting in the assurance of the free remission of sin, and of reconciliation with God, by and on account of Christ, and a certain expectation of eternal life, impressed upon the heart by the holy Spirit through the gospel, so that we have no doubt but that we are the property of Christ, and are beloved of God for his sake, and saved forever, according to the declaration of the Apostle Paul:”
Zacharias Ursinus, Commentary of Dr. Zacharias Ursinus on, The Heidelberg Catechism

“The substance of our comfort therefore is briefly this--That we are Christ's, and through him reconciled to the Father, that we may be beloved of him and saved, the Holy Ghost and eternal life being given unto us.”
Zacharias Ursinus, Commentary of Dr. Zacharias Ursinus on, The Heidelberg Catechism

“Thirdly, that we may know that whatever duties we perform towards God and our neighbor, are not meritorious, but are a declaration of our thankfulness; for that which we do from gratitude, we acknowledge we have not deserved.”
Zacharias Ursinus, Commentary of Dr. Zacharias Ursinus on, The Heidelberg Catechism