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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 8

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 8

Q & A 12
Q What special act of providence did God exercise towards man in the estate wherein he was created?
A When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death.*1

*1 Genesis 2:16-17; James 2:10.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 7

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 7

Q & A 11
Q What are God’s works of providence?
A God’s works of providence are, his most holy,1 wise,2 and powerful3 preserving4 and governing5 all his creatures, and all their actions.6

*1 Psalm 145:17.
*2 Psalm 104:24.
*3 Hebrews 1:3.
*4 Nehemiah 9:6.
*5 Ephesians 1:19-22.
*6 Psalm 36:6; Proverbs 16:33; Matthew 10:30.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 5

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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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 4

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 4

Q & A 5
Q Are there more Gods than one?
A There is but one only,1 the living and true God.2

Q & A 6
Q How many persons are there in the Godhead?
A There are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;3 and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.4

*1 Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:21-22; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6
*2 Jeremiah 10:10; John 17:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 John 5:20
*3 Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2
*4 Psalm 45:6; John 1:1; John 17:5; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; Jude 1:24-25


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 3

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 3

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Q What is God?
A God is a Spirit,1 infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being,2 wisdom,3 power,4 holiness,5 justice,6 goodness,7 and truth.8

*1 John 4:24.
*2 Psalm 90:2; Malachi 3:6; James 1:17;1 Kings 8:27; Jeremiah 23:24; Isaiah 40:22
*3 Psalm 147:5; Romans 16:27
*4 Genesis 17:1; Revelation 19:6
*5 Isaiah 57:15; John 17:11; Revelation 4:8
*6 Deuteronomy 32:4
*7 Psalm 100:5; Romans 2:4
*8 Exodus 34:6; Psalm 117:2


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 1

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 1

Q & A 1
Q. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God,1 and to enjoy him forever.2

*1 Psalm 86:9; Isaiah 60:21; Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 10:31; Revelation 4:11.
*2 Psalm 16:5-11; Psalm 144:15; Isaiah 12:2; Luke 2:10; Philippians 4:4; Revelation 21:3-4.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 52

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 52

Q & A 107
Q What does the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?
A The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen, teaches us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only,1 and in our prayers to praise Him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to Him;2 and, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen.*3

*1 Daniel 9:4, 7-9, 16-19; Luke 18:1, 7-8.
*2 1 Chronicles 29:10-13; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 5:11-13
*3 1 Corinthians 14:16; Revelation 22:20. He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!