Shall all men die?
Death being threatened as the wages of sin, it is appointed unto all men once to die; for that all have sinned.
Death, being the wages of sin, why are not the righteous delivered from death, seeing all their sins are forgiven in Christ?
The righteous shall be delivered from death itself at the last day, and even in death are delivered from the sting and curse of it; so that, although they die, yet it is out of...
What is redemption?
Redemption is the act of God which sets us free from the power of evil, sin, and death.
How did God prepare us for redemption?
God sent the prophets to call us back to himself, to show us our need for redemption, and to announce the coming of the Messiah.
Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?
God, out of His mere good pleasure, from all eternity, having chosen a...
Word of God
What is the Word of God?
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, being given by divine inspiration, are the Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. (2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Isaiah 8:20)
What is the Old Testament?
The Old Testament consists of books written by the people of the Old Covenant, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to show God at work in nature and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Can we now frame a short compendium of the whole law?
Very easily, since we can reduce it to two heads. The former is to love God with all our heart, and soul, and strength — the latter, to love our neighbours as ourselves. (Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27)
What is comprehended under the love of God?
To love him as God should be loved — that is, recognizing him as at once our Lord, and Father, and Preserver. Accordingly, to the love...
The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the note at the end of each question for the reference.
- You shall not steal. (Exodus 20:15 ESV)
- And you shall not steal. (Deuteronomy 5:19 ESV)
What is the eighth commandment?
The eighth commandment is, "Thou shalt not steal." (Exodus 20:15)
What is required in the...