What is Faith?

What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse, due to us for sin?

To escape the wrath and curse of God, due to us for sin, God requireth of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life (Mark 1:15; Acts 20:21), with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption (Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25; Colossians 3:16).

What is faith in Jesus Christ?

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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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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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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 Tenth Commandment?

Introduction

Most of the answers below come from Luther's Small Catechism. The Lutheran church numbers the commandments differently than most Protestant denominations, which is why the title of this article refers to the tenth commandment, but the answers below list indicate ninth and tenth.

Tenth Commandment

  • You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his...

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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 Second 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.

Second Commandment

  • You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am...

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