Q.1. Who made you? A. God made me. Q.2. What else did God make? A. God made all things. Q.3. Why did God make you and all things? A. For His own glory.
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3 A CATECHISM FOR BOYS AND GIRLS 1. God, M an, and S in Q.1. Who made you? A. God made me. Q.2. What else did God make? A. God made all things. Q.3. Why did God make you and all things? A. For His own glory. Q.4. How can you glorify God? A. By loving Him and doing what He co mmands. Q.5. Why ought you to glorify God? A. Because He made me and takes care of me. Q.6. Are there more gods than one? A. There is only one God. Q.7. In how many Persons does this one God e xist? A. In three Persons. Q.8. Who are they? A. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Q.9. Who is God? A. God is a Spi rit, and has not a body like men. Q.10. Where is God? A. God is everywhere. Q.11. Can you see God? A. No. I cannot see God, but He always sees me. Q.12. Does God know all things?
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4 A. Yes. Nothing can be hidden from God. Q.13. Can God do all things? A. Yes. God can do all His holy will. Q.14. Where do you learn how to love and obey God? A. In the Bible alone. Q.15. Who wrote the Bible? A. Holy men who were taught by the Holy Spi rit. Q.16. Who were our first parents? A. Adam and Eve. Q.17. Of what were our fir st parents made? A. God made the body of Adam out of the ground, and formed Eve from the body of Adam. Q.18. What did God give Adam and Eve besides bodies? A. He gave them souls that could never die. Q.19. Have you a soul as well as a body? A. Yes. I have a soul that can never die. Q.20. How do you know that you have a soul? A. Because the Bible tells me so. Q.21. In what condition did God make Adam and Eve? A. He made them holy and happy. Q.22. Did Adam and Eve stay holy and happy? A. No. They sinned again st God. Q.23. What is sin? A. Sin is any transgression of the Law of God. Q.24. What is meant by transgression? A. Doing what God forbids. Q.25. What was the sin of our first parents? A. Eating the forbidden fruit. Q.26. Why did they eat the forbidden frui t?
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5 A. Because they did not believe what God had said. Q.27. Who tempted them to this sin? A. The devil tempted Eve, and she gave the fruit to Adam. Q.28. What happened to our first parents when they had sinned? A. Instead of being holy and happy, they beca me sinful and miserable. Q.29. What effect had the sin of Adam on all ma nkind? A. All mankind is born in a state of sin and mi sery. Q.30. What do we inherit from Adam as a result of this original sin? A. A sinful nature. Q.31. What does every sin deserve? A. The anger and judgment of God. Q.32. Can anyone go to heaven with this sinful n ature? A. No. Our hearts must be changed before we can be fit for heaven. Q.33. What is a change of heart called? A. Regeneration. Q.34. Who can change a sinner ™s heart? A. The Holy Spirit alone. Q.35. What is righteousness? A. It is God ™s goodness. Q.36. Can anyone be saved by his own righteou sness? A. No. No one is good enough for God. 2. Salvation Q.37. What is a covenant? A. An agreement between two or more pe rsons. Q.38. What is the covenant of grace? A. The agreement God the Father made with Christ concerning His elect people , to save them from their sins. Q.39. What did Christ undertake in the covenant of grace?
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7 Q.53. How can you receive the Holy Spirit? A. God has told us that we must pray to Him for the Holy Spirit. Q.54. How were godly persons saved before the coming of Christ? A. By believing in t he Saviour to come. Q.55. How did they show their faith? A. By offering sacrifices on God ™s altar. Q.56. What did these sacrifices represent? A. Christ, the Lamb of God, Who was to die for sinners. Q.57. What does Christ do for His people? A. He does the w ork of a prophet, a priest, and a king. Q.58. Why is Christ a prophet? A. Because He teaches us the will of God. Q.59. Why is Christ a priest? A. Because He died for our sins and prays to God for us. Q.60. Why is Christ a king? A. Because He rules over us and defends us. Q.61. Why do you need Christ as a prophet? A. Because I am ignorant. Q.62. Why do you need Christ as a priest? A. Because I am guilty. Q.63. Why do you need Christ as a king? A. Because I am weak and helpless. 3. The Ten Commandments Q.64. How many commandments did God give on Mount Sinai? A. Ten commandments. Q.65. What are the Ten Commandments sometimes called? A. God™s moral Law. Q.66. What do the first four comman dments teach?
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8 A. Our duty to God. Q.67. What do the last six commandments t each? A. Our duty to our fellow men. Q.68. What is the sum of the Ten Comman dments? A. To love God with all my heart, and my neighbour as myself. Q.69. Who is your neighbour? A. All my fellow men are my neighbours. Q.70. Is God pleased with those who love and obey Him? A. Yes. He says, ﬁI love them that love me.ﬂ Q.71. Is God pleased with those who do not love and obey Him? A. No. God is angry with the wicked every day. Q.72. What is the First Commandment? A. The First Commandment is, ﬁThou shalt have no ot her gods before me. ﬂ Q.73. What does the First Commandment teach us? A. To worship God only. Q.74. What is the Second Commandment? A. The Second Commandment is, ﬁThou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them , nor serve them : for I, the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fo urth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. ﬂ Q.75. What does the Second Commandment teach us? A. To worship God in the right way, and to avoid idol atry. Q.76. What is the Third Commandment? A. The Third Commandment is, ﬁThou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. ﬂ Q.77. What does the Third Commandment teach us? A. To reverence God ™s name, Word, and w orks. Q.78. What is the Fourth Commandment?
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9 A. The Fourth Commandment is, ﬁRemember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou , nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. ﬂ Q.79. What does the Fourth Commandment teach us? A. To keep the Sabbath holy. Q.80. What day of the week is the Christian Sa bbath? A. The first day of the week, called the Lord ™s Day. Q.81. Why is it call ed the Lord ™s Day? A. Because on that day Christ rose from the dead. Q.82. How should the Sabbath be kept? A. In prayer and praise, in hearing and reading God ™s Word, and in doing good to our fellow men. Q.83. What is the Fifth Commandment? A. The Fifth Commandment is, ﬁHonour thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. ﬂ Q.84. What does the Fifth Commandment teach us? A. To love and obey our parents. Q.85. What is the Sixth Commandment? A. The Sixth Commandment is, ﬁThou shalt not kill. ﬂ Q.86. What does the Sixth Commandment teach us? A. To avoid hatred. Q.87. What is the Seventh Commandment? A. The Seventh Commandment is, ﬁThou shalt not commit adultery. ﬂ Q.88. What does the Seventh Comman dment teach us? A. To be pure in heart, language , and conduct. Q.89. What is the Eighth Commandment? A. The Eighth Commandment is, ﬁThou shalt not steal. ﬂ
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10 Q.90. What does the Eighth Commandment teach us? A. To be honest and not to take the things of ot hers. Q.91. What is the Ninth Commandment? A. The Ninth Commandment is, ﬁThou shalt not bear false witness against thy neig h-bour.ﬂ Q.92. What does the Ninth Commandment teach us? A. To tell the truth and not to speak evil of ot hers. Q.93. What is the Tenth Commandment? A. The Tenth Commandment is, ﬁThou shalt not covet thy neighbour ™s house, thou shalt not covet thy neig hbour™s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neig hbour™s.ﬂ Q.94. What does the Tenth Commandme nt teach us? A. To be content with what we have. Q.95. Can any man keep these Ten Commandments pe rfectly? A. No mere man, since the fall of Adam, ever did or can keep the Ten Commandments perfectly. Q.96. Of what use are the Ten Comman dments to us? A. They teach us our duty, and show us our need of a Saviour. 4. Prayer Q.97. What is prayer? A. Prayer is talking with God. Q.98. In whose name should we pray? A. Only in the name of Christ. Q.99. What has Christ given to teach us how to pray? A. The Lord ™s Pray er. Q.100. Can you repeat the Lord ™s Prayer? A. ﬁOur Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heav en. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into
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