What is Prayer?
Prayer is an offering up of our desires to God, for things agreeable to His will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins and thankful acknowledgment of His mercies. (1 John 5:14; 1 John 1:9; Philippians 4:6; Psalm 10:17; 145:19; John 14:13-14)
To whom should we pray?
We should pray to the true God only, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, not to idols, saints, or anything God has created (Psalm 65:2; 1 John...
What do we mean by everlasting life?
By everlasting life, we mean a new existence, in which we are united with all the people of God, in the joy of fully knowing and loving God and each other.
To whom does God give eternal life?
God gives eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.
- Eternal life is a present possession (John 17:3; John 3:16; Romans 10:9; John 3:36).
- At the time of death, the soul of a...
What are we to believe concerning the resurrection?
We are to believe, that at the last day there shall be a general resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust: when they that are then found alive shall in a moment be changed; and the selfsame bodies of the dead which were laid in the grave, being then again united to their souls forever, shall be raised up by the power of Christ. The bodies of the just, by the Spirit of Christ, and...
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 the holy Christian church?
The holy Christian church is the communion of saints, the total number of those who believe in Christ. All believers in Christ, but only believers, are members of the church (invisible church) (Ephesians 2:19-22; John 10:16; Romans 8:9).
Why do you say, "I believe" in the church?
- Because faith, which makes people members of the church, is invisible, the church is invisible to human eyes...
Where alone does God offer the forgiveness of sins?
God offers the forgiveness of sins only in the Gospel, the good news that we are freed from the guilt, the punishment, and the power of sin, and are saved eternally because of Christ's keeping the Law and His suffering and death for us (John 3:16; Romans 1:16; Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:13; Colossians 1:13-14).
Why do you say, "I believe in the forgiveness of sins"?
I believe in...
On what day did Christ rise from the dead?
Christ rose from the dead, glorious and immortal, on Easter Sunday, the third day after His death.
What is the significance of Jesus' resurrection?
By his resurrection, Jesus overcame death and opened for us the way of eternal life.
Why is Christ's resurrection so important and comforting?
Christ's resurrection proves that
Did God abandon man after he fell into sin?
God did not abandon man after he fell into sin, but promised him a Redeemer, who was to satisfy for man's sin and reopen to him the gates of heaven.
Why was it necessary for our Savior to be true God?
Christ had to be true God in order that
- His fulfilling of the Law, His life, suffering, and death might be a sufficient ransom for all people (Psalm...
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...