What is Repentance?

What is repentance to life?

Repentance to life is a saving grace (Acts 11:18), whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sins (Acts 2:37) and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ (Joel 2:13), does with grief and hatred of his sin turn from it to God (Jeremiah 31:18-19), with full purpose to strive after new obedience (Psalms 119:59).

What is the true repentance or conversion of man?

It is the dying of the old nature and...

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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?

Faith...

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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 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).

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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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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 First Commandment?

Introduction

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

First Commandment

  • You shall have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3 ESV).
  • You shall have no other gods before me (Deuteronomy 5:7 ESV).

Which is the first commandment?

The first commandment is, "Thou shalt have no other...

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