Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 5

Q & A 7
Q. 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 has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.*1

Q & A 8
Q. How does God execute his decrees?
A. God executes his decrees in the works of creation and providence.*2

*1 Psalm 33:11; Isaiah 14:24; Acts 2:23; Ephesians 1:11-12.
*2 Psalm 148:8; Isaiah 40:26; Daniel 4:35; Acts 4:24-28; Revelation 4:11.

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