Shorter Catechism: Questions 1-10

Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The word of God, which is contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

Q. 3. What do the scriptures principally teach?
A. The scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.

Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.

Q. 6. How many persons are there in the godhead?
A. There are three persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

Q. 7. What are the decrees of God?
A. 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.

Q. 8. How doth God execute his decrees?
A. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence.

Q. 9. What is the work of creation?
A. The work of creation is God’s making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.

Q. 10. How did God create man?
A. God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.


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charlie arehart

10 years ago

Folks, thanks so much for all you do, and for this Catechism podcast especially.

But do you realize that the feed for this as a podcast (at http://feeds.feedburner.com/shortercatechism) is cutting off at questions 11-20? It does not offer this set of questions 1-10. Fortunately, I was able to find them here, but those who are given only the feed URL may be confused.

It may be a simple matter of configuring either this site (since it too shows this entry on a “page 2”) or the feedburner site to show all 11 episodes.

BTW, you wonder why I am commenting here rather than offering an email via the contact form (http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/contact/). Sadly, that page seems in error and does not (as of today) have any form on it for sending contact (we see only the “advertising” section, as tested in two different browsers.) Hope that’s helpful. Feel free to delete this last paragraph if you do fix that problem, so it doesn’t confuse future readers.

I do hope we get email notification if someone else comments here to address if the feed issue is addressed. Thanks again.

Camden Bucey

10 years ago

Thanks for the note. I just fixed the contact form. We were having some issues with the site and disabled it to do some troubleshooting. I forgot to turn it back on.

As far as the feed goes, the website currently limits our RSS feeds to 10 items. We used to include more, but were having timeout issues because our server has been under quite a bit of stress. I’ll see if we can fix that since we’re running a little smoother now.

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