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Q. 1.What is man's primary purpose?
A. Man's primary purpose is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

I Cor. 10:31 "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
Rom. 11:36. "For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen."
Q. 2. What authority from God directs us how to glorify and enjoy Him?
A.The only authority for glorifying and enjoying Him is the bible, which is the word of God and is made up of the Old and New Testaments.

I John 1:3-4. that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father...
Q. 3. What does the bible primarily teach?
A.The Bible primarily teaches what man must believe about God and what God requires of man.

1 Tim. 3:16- All scripture is God breathed...
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit,Whose being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth are infinite, eternal, and unchangeable.

Ex. 34:6-7- The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, "The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin...
Q. 5. Is there more than one God?
A.There is only one, the living and true God.

-Deut. 6:4; Jer. 10:10.
Q. 6. How many persons are there in the one God?
A.Three persons are in the one God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.These three are one God, the same in substance and equal in power and glory.

I John 5:7
Matt. 28:19 - baptize them in the name of the father, son and holy spirit...
Q. 7. What are the decrees of God?
A.The decrees of God are His eternal plan based on the purpose of His will, by which, for His own glory, He has foreordained everything that happens.
Eph. 1:4, 11
Rom. 9:22-23
Q. 8. How does God carry out His decrees?
A. God carries out His decrees in creation and providence.
Q. 9. What is creation?
A. Creation is God's making everything out of nothing by His powerful word in six days - and all very good.

Gen. 1; John 1:1-18; Heb. 11:3- By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Q. 10. How did God create man?
A. God created man, male and female, in His own image and in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, to rule over the other creatures.

Gen. 1:26-28; Col. 3:10; Eph. 4:24.
Q. 11. What is God's providence?
A. God's providence is His completely holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing every creature and every action.

Psa. 103:19 The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.
Matt. 10:29 ...But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Q. 12. What did God's providence specifically do for man whom He created?
A. After the creation God made a covenant with man to give him life, if he perfectly obeyed; God told him not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil or he would die.

Gal. 3:12 But the law is not of faith, rather "The one who does them shall live by them."
Gen. 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
Q. 13. Did our first parents remain as they were created?
A. Left to the freedom of their own wills, our first parents sinned against God and fell from their original condition.

Gen. 3:6 ; Eccl. 7:29 See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.
Q. 14. What is sin?
A. Sin is disobeying or not conforming to God's law in any way.

1John 3:4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
Q. 15. By what sin did our first parents fall from their original condition?
A. Our first parents' sin was eating the forbidden fruit.
Gen. 3:6
Q. 16. Did all mankind fall in Adam's first disobedience?
A. Since the covenant was made not only for Adam but also for his natural descendants, all mankind sinned in him and fell with him in his first disobedience.

Gen; Rom. 5:12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
1Cor. 15:21-22 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
Q. 17. What happened to man in the fall?
A. Man fell into a condition of sin and misery.
Rom. 5:12
Q. 18. What is sinful about man's fallen condition?
A.The sinfulness of that fallen condition is twofold. First, in what is commonly called original sin, there is the guilt of Adam's first sin with its lack of original righteousness and the corruption of his whole nature. Second are all the specific acts of disobedience that come from original sin.

- Eph. 2:1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world...
- James 1:14 But each person is tempted when by his own desire...
- Matt. 15:19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
Q. 19.What is the misery of man's fallen condition?
A. By their fall all mankind lost fellowship with God and brought His anger and curse on themselves. They are therefore subject to all the miseries of this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell forever.
Q. 20. Did God leave all mankind to die in sin and misery?
A. From all eternity and merely because it pleased Him God chose some to have everlasting life. These He freed from sin and misery by a covenant of grace and brought them to salvation by a redeemer.

Eph 1:4;Rom. 3:20-22; Gal. 3:21-22.
Q 21.Who is the redeemer of God's chosen ones?
A.The only redeemer of God's chosen is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who became man. He was and continues to be God and man in two distinct matures and one person forever.

1Tim. 2:5-6 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
Col. 2:9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,
Q. 22. How did Christ, the Son of God, become man?
A. Christ, the Son of God, became man by assuming a real body and a reasoning soul. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary, who gave birth to Him; yet He was sinless.

- Heb. 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
- Heb. 7:26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.
- Luke 1:27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary.
Q. 23. How is Christ our redeemer?
A. As our redeemer, Christ is a prophet, priest, and king in both His humiliation and His exaltation.
Acts 3:21-22; Heb. 5:5-7; Ps. 2
Q. 24. How is Christ a prophet?
A. As a prophet, Christ reveals the will of God to us for our salvation by His word and Spirit.

- John 1:18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.
- John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
- John 20:31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Q. 25. How is Christ a priest?
A. As a priest, Christ offered Himself up once as a sacrifice for us to satisfy divine justice and to reconcile us to God, and He continually intercedes for us.

Heb. 7 & 9
Q. 26. How is Christ a king?
A. As a king, Christ brings us under His power, rules and defends us, and retrains and conquers all His and all our enemies.

Ps. 2
Q. 27. How was Christ humiliated?
A. Christ was humiliated: by being born as a man and born into a poor family; by being made subject to the law and suffering the miseries of this life, the anger of God, and the curse of death on the cross; and by being buried and remaining under the power of death for a time.

Matt. 27:46 "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Isa- 53: 5-12
Q. 28. How is Christ exalted?
A. Christ is exalted by His rising from the dead on the third day, His going up into heaven, His sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and His coming to judge the world at the last day.

Eph. 1:20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
Acts 17:31 ...he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead."
29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit.

John 1:12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
Titus 3:5-6 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.

Eph. 2:8; 1 Cor. 1:9 - God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Q. 31. What is effective calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.

II Tim. 1:9; Ezek. 36:26-27; John 6:44-45
32. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?
A. They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification, adoption, and sanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them.
Q. 33. What is justification?
A. Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein he pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.
(1) Rom. 3:24-25; 4:6-8.
(2) II Cor. 5:19,
(3) Rom. 5:17-19.
(4) Gal. 2:16;
Q. 34. What is adoption?
A. Adoption is an act of God's free grace, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges, of the sons of God.
(1) I John 3:1.
(2) John 1:12; Rom. 8:17.
Q. 35. What is sanctification?
A. Sanctification is the work of God's free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.

(1) II Thess. 2:13.
(2) Eph. 4:23-24.
(3) Rom. 6:4
Q. 36. What benefits in this life go with or come from justification, adoption, and sanctification?
A. The benefits which in this life that go with or come from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God's love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end.
Q. 37. What benefits do believers receive from Christ when they die?
A.When believers die, their souls are made perfectly holy and immediately pass into glory.Their bodies, which are still united to Christ, rest in the grace until the resurrection.
• 1Th. 4:14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
• Is. 57:2 he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.
• Job 19:26-27 And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
Q. 38. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?
A. At the resurrection, believers, raised in glory, will be publicly recognized and declared not guilty on the day of judgment and will be made completely happy in the full enjoyment of God forever.
• I Cor. 15:43.
• I Thess. 4:17-18.
Q. 39. What does God require of man?
A. God requires man to obey His revealed will.

Micah 6:8; I Sam. 15:22.
Q. 40. What rules did God first reveal for man to obey?
A.The rules He first revealed were the moral law.
Rom. 2:14-15; 10:5.
Q. 41. Where is the moral law summarized?
A.The moral law is summarized in the ten commandments.
Mk. 12; Matt. 22
Q. 42. What is the essence of the ten commandments?
A.The essence of the ten commandments is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind, and to love everyone else as we love ourselves.
Mk. 12; Matt. 22
Q. 83. Are all sins equally evil?
A. In the eyes of God some sins in themselves are more evil than others, and some are more evil because of the harm that results from them.
• Ezek. 8:6 And he said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel are committing here, to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see still greater abominations."
• 1John 5:16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.
Q. 84.What does every sin deserve?
A. Every sin deserves God's anger and curse, both in this life and in the life to come.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death
Q. 85.What does God require from us to escape His anger and curse, which we deserve for our sin?
A.To escape God's anger and curse, which we deserve for our sin, God requires from us faith in Jesus Christ and repentance unto life along with diligent involvement in all the external ways Christ uses to bring us the benefits of redemption.
Acts. 20:21 - testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:9 confess believe and confess Jesus is lord. you will be saved
Q. 86. What is faith in Jesus Christ?
A. Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, by which we receive and rest on Him alone for salvation, as He is offered to us in the gospel.

Heb. 10:39
John 1:12
Q. 87. What is repentance unto life?
A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace, by which a sinner, being truly aware of his sinfulness, understands the mercy of God in Christ, grieves for and hates his sins, and turns from them to God, fully intending and striving for a new obedience.
Romans 6-8
Q. 88.What are the ordinary, external ways Christ uses to bring us the benefits of redemption?
A.The ordinary, external ways Christ uses to bring us the benefits of redemption are His regulations, particularly the word, sacraments, and prayer, all of which are made effective for the salvation of His chosen ones.

Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:42, 46-47
Q. 89. What makes the word effective for salvation?
A.The Spirit of God causes the reading and especially the preaching of the word to convince and convert sinners and to build them up in holiness and comfort through faith to salvation.

2Tim. 3:15-17: Sacred writings... which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that ethe man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Q. 90. How is the word to be read and heard in order to become effective for salvation?
A. For the word to become effective for salvation, we must pay careful attention to it, prepare ourselves, and pray for understanding. We must also receive it with faith and love, treasure it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.
Q. 91. How do the sacraments become effective means of salvation?
A.The sacraments become effective means of salvation, not because of any special power in them or in the people who administer them, but rather by the blessing of Christ and the working of His Spirit in those who receive them by faith.
Q. 92. What is a sacrament?
A. A sacrament is a holy regulation established by Christ, in which Christ and the benefits of the new covenant are represented, sealed, and applied to believers by physical signs.
Q. 93. What are the sacraments of the New Testament?
A.The sacraments of the newTestament are baptism and the Lord's Supper.

(1) Matt. 28:19.
(2) Matt. 26:26-28.
Q. 94. What is baptism?
A.The sacrament of baptism is a washing with water in the name of the father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, which is a sign and seal that we are joined to Christ, that we receive the benefits of the covenant of grace, and that we are engaged to be the Lord's.

Rom. 6:4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Gal. 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Q. 95. Who should be baptized?
A.Those who are not members of churches should not be baptized until they have publicly stated that they believe in Christ and will obey Him, but the infant children of church members should be baptized.

Gen 17, Acts 2 (baptize your whole house hold);
I Cor. 7:14 (a child of believing parent is holy and set apart).
Q. 96. What is the Lord's Supper?
A.The Lord's Supper is a sacrament in which bread and wine are given and received as Christ directed to proclaim His death.Those who receive the Lord's Supper in the right way share in His body and blood with all His benefits, not physically but by faith, and become spiritually stronger and grow in grace.
Q. 97. What is the right way to receive the Lord's Supper?
A.The right way to receive the Lord's Supper is to examine whether we discern the Lord's body, whether our faith feeds on Him, and whether we have repentance, love, and new obedience - so that we may not come in the wrong way and eat and drink judgment on ourselves.
I Cor. 11 (examine yourselves)
Matt 26 (do this in remembrance of me)
Q. 98. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is offering our desires to God in the name of Christ for things that agree with His will, confessing our sins, and thankfully recognizing His mercies.

Matt 6 the lord's prayer