What are the Effects of Sin?

Which are the chief sources of sin?

The chief sources of sin are seven: Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, and Sloth; and they are commonly called capital sins.

Did God, then, create man so wicked and perverse?

No, on the contrary, God created man good (Genesis 1:31) and in his image (Genesis 1:26-27), that is, in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:24), so that he might rightly know God his Creator...

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What is Sin?

Adam and Eve Created

Who were the first man and woman?

The first man and woman were Adam and Eve.

Were Adam and Eve innocent and holy when they came from the hand of God?

Adam and Eve were innocent and holy when they came from the hand of God.

Which were the chief blessings intended for Adam and Eve had they remained faithful to God?

The chief blessings intended for Adam and Eve, had they remained...

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Who is Man?

What is man?

Man is a creature composed of body and soul, and made to the image and likeness of God.

What was the image of God?

The image of God was this:

  • Adam and Eve truly knew God as He wishes to be known and were perfectly happy in Him (Colossians 3:10).
  • They were righteous and holy, doing God's will (Ephesians 4:24).

Is this likeness in the body or in the soul?

This likeness is...

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What are Angels?

Which invisible beings created by God are especially important to us?

The angels.

Note: Angel means "messenger." God frequently used angels to announce important events in the history of salvation: the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:1-20): the birth of Jesus (Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-21); the resurrection of Jesus (Luke 24:4-7); the ascension and second coming of Jesus (Acts 1:10-11).

What are angels?

Angels are pure...

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What is Creation?

What are the decrees of God?

The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass (Psalm 33:11; Isaiah 14:24; Acts 2:23; Ephesians 1:11-12).

How doth God execute his decrees?

God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence (Psalm 148:8; Isaiah 40:26; Daniel 4:35; Acts 4:24-28; Revelation 4:11).

What is...

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Who is the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost)?

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Holy Trinity, true God with the Father and the Son—therefore not merely the power or energy of God (Matthew 28:19).

How do you know that the Holy Spirit is God?

Because the Scriptures clearly call Him God, teaching that:

  • The Holy Spirit has divine names (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 3:16);
  • The Holy Spirit possesses divine attributes...

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Who is Jesus Christ?

God

What do you believe of Jesus Christ?

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, true God and true man.

Why is Jesus Christ true God?

Jesus Christ is true God because He is the true and only Son of God the Father.

What do we mean when we say that Jesus is the only Son of God?

We mean that Jesus is the only perfect image of the Father, and shows us the...

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What is the Trinity?

Is there but one God?

Yes; there is but one God.

Why can there be but one God?

There can be but one God, because God, being supreme and infinite, cannot have an equal.

How many persons are there in the Godhead?

There are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God, the same in essence, equal in power and glory. (1 Corinthians 8:6; John 10:30; John 14:9; Acts...

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Who is God?

Who is the first and best of beings?

God is the first and best of beings. (Isaiah 44:6; Psalm 8:1; 97:9)

Who is God?

God is the Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things.

Had God a beginning?

God had no beginning; He always was and He always will be.

Where is God?

God is everywhere.

If God is everywhere, why do we not see Him?

We do not see God, because He is a pure spirit and...

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How are Catechisms Organized?

Even though there are many catechisms, most of them teach the same basic topics:

  • God
  • People
  • Sin
  • Ten Commandments
  • Jesus Christ
  • Repentance
  • Justification
  • Prayer
  • Lord’s Supper
  • Baptism

The order of the topics in different catechisms vary. I started this series with the Ten Commandments because I expected the answers would be similar in different...

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