WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Psalm 86; Isaiah 60:21; Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 10:31
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.
Psalm 16:5-11; Psalm 144:15; Luke 2:10; Philippians 4:4
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.
Matthew 19:4-5; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2Peter 3:2, 15-16
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
Deuteronomy 4:2; Isaiah 8:20; John 20:30-31; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 John 1:4
Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.
Genesis 1:1; John 20:31; Romans 10:17
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.
Deuteronomy 10:12-13; Joshua 1:8; Micah 6:8
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.
Deuteronomy 4:15-19; Luke 24:39; Acts 17:29
Q. 8. How doth God execute his decrees?
A. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence.
1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 147:5; Romans 11:33-36
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.
Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 90:2; Revelation 1:4, 8
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.
Psalm 33:11; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17