Q. 60. Can they who have never heard of the gospel, and so know not Jesus Christ, nor believe in him, be saved by their living according to the light of nature?
A. They who, having never heard the gospel, know not Jesus Christ, and believe not in him, cannot be saved, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature, or the laws of that religion which they profess; neither is there salvation in any other, but in Christ alone, who is the Saviour only of his body the Church.
Rom. 10:14; 2 Thess. 1:8-9; Eph. 2:12; John 1:10-12; John 8:24; Mark 16:16; 1 Cor. 1:20-24; John 4:22; Rom. 9:31-32; Phil. 3:4-9; Acts 4:12; Eph. 5:23.
Q. 61. Are all they saved who hear the gospel, and live in the Church?
A. All that hear the gospel, and live in the visible Church, are not saved; but only they who are true members of the Church invisible.
John 12:38-40; Rom. 9:6; Matt. 22:14; Matt. 7:21; Rom. 11:7.
Q. 77. What is required in the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment requireth the maintaining and
promoting of truth between man and man, and of our own and our neighbor’s good name, especially in witness-bearing.
Q. 78. What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever is prejudicial to
truth, or injurious to our own or our neighbor’s good name.
Canons of Dordrecht
Of the Death of Christ, and the Redemption of Men Thereby
God is not only supremely merciful, but also supremely just. And his justice requires (as he hath revealed himself in his Word), that our sins committed against his infinite majesty should be punished, not only with temporal, but with eternal punishment, both in body and soul; which we cannot escape, unless satisfaction be made to the justice of God.