What is the Bible?

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...

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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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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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Are People Able to Keep the Ten Commandments?

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...

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What is the Eighth Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the note at the end of each question for the reference.

Eighth Commandment

  • 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...

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What is the Fifth Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the note at the end of each question for the reference.

Fifth Commandment

  • Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you (Exodus 20:12 ESV).
  • Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that...

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What is the Fourth Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the note at the end of each question for the reference.

Fourth Commandment

  • Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female...

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