Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 19
Q50. Why the next words:
“and is seated at the right hand of God”?
A50. Because Christ ascended to heaven
to show there that he is head of his church,
the one through whom the Father rules all things.
Q51. How does this glory of Christ our head
A51. First, through his Holy Spirit
he pours out gifts from heaven
upon us his members.
Second, by his power
he defends us and keeps us safe
from all enemies.
Q52. How does Christ’s return
“to judge the living and the dead”
A52. In all distress and persecution,
with uplifted head,
I confidently await the very judge
who has already offered himself to the judgment of God
in my place and removed the whole curse from me.
Christ will cast all his enemies and mine
into everlasting condemnation,
but will take me and all his chosen ones
into the joy and glory of heaven.