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Curtis Allen (“Voice”) takes up a challenge from C.J. Mahaney to rap about Kevin DeYoung’s book The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism.

Heidelberg Catechism by avoice

Lyrics below:

Verse 1

Yeah I’m on a mission like a couple spies, and that guys is the reason why I catechize. The good news we almost forgot I recognize, Heidelberg rediscovering the gospel prize. It’s not scripture but the truth in it will mention he, introduction hide and seek the 16th century. Written in a time when your mind was the weaponry, this document is back into the populace shouts to Kevin D. Better than you think not as bad as you remember, purpose driven truth, from Frederick the elector. He would initiate, the 129 questions to illustrate truths like Christ propitiates. All in a document, whose purpose was to teach children, a guide for preachers, and confessions in a church building. And this is all fact The Heidelberg Cat has been around but now it’s seem like it is coming back.


We believe in the cross, believe in his life,
We believe in his death, believe he’s the Christ.
We believe that he rose from grave yes it is him
And we read the Heidelberg Catechism

We believe in the after life and we believe nothing’s after Christ, so we stand our ground, cuz the truth’s been around from the word to Heidelberg.

Verse 2

Year of the Heidelberg resulting in renewed passion, and we could see it in our lives lights camera action. Let’s take a gander and address a few questions from Heidelberg document then look at the answers. But before that make sure that, you know how it’s broken down, in a Q & A format, a few sections. Suggestions how to read this not to sound promotional, but Kevin put it in his book to make it a devotional. Each question each answer has a bit of commentary, so the application of it is not some involuntary. Mystery, the history screams through rings true but I’ll just leave that up to God, cuz that’s between you. to believe, but to believe you gotta read you and then you meditate on all the truths that the Heidelberg will illustrate. What’s that the catechism homey where you been the good news we almost forgot let’s get it in!

Verse 3

From the word to the Heidelberg, we see that what’s the comfort of life should come first. And in death that I with, body and soul but belong to the savior, commentary from me man, tell this to your neighbor. Moving on, how many things are necessary for thee, enjoying this comfort, to live and die happily? Three, my sin’s misery, deliverance from sin, and gratitude for God is how the answer ends. Let’s stretch it out the Lord’s day 23 the grandaddy of them all, questions 59 and 60. What good does it do to believe in all this? In Christ I am right heir to the promise. Paraphrase, anyways I’m kinda limited I’m just trying to say a couple things my man Kevin did. On the Heidelberg, go and get you one, and by the way CJ homey this was fun.

Curtis’s latest album is Christ the King if you want to check it out.

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9 thoughts on “Heidelberg”

  1. Mike Johnson says:

    That absolutely rocks; and I don’t even like rap.

  2. Bauer Evans says:

    Having just read Kevin’s book, I am grinning all over after listening to this. Thanks Kevin and Curt and CJ!

  3. Terry says:

    All I can say is wow! I was weaping in the joy that Christ’s comfort brings to me in life and in death!

  4. Jon says:

    Curt – Awesome brother!

  5. Cris says:

    Nice! Very nice that the hook captures the Christological core of the Apostle’s Creed. Someone put this brother to work on the full Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds too.

    Thanks for this.

  6. Martin says:

    Here’s the question: could you rap Westminster? Or the Scots Confession?
    Thanks for the book Kevin and the rap Curtis.
    Martin, Northern Ireland

  7. Kyle Carlson says:

    This is utterly amazing. And so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Martin Winter says:

    I just returned from the first international Heidelberg Conference on Reformed Theology, which was small but great. This song was actually played yesterday before a lecture on the Heidelberg Catechism!

  9. Aaron says:

    haha, that is so funny. I’m a member of the church Curt pastors at and a friend of his… so weird to see this humble dude encouraging brothers and sisters internationally the way i get his care one on one.

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