Q. Of what did God make the world?
A.‘Things which are seen were not made of things
which do appear’.
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. Hebrews 11:3
Q. Is he known by his word?
A. Yes, most clearly: for by that he revealeth his attributes, his decrees, his promises, his way of worship,
and how he is to be pleased by us.
Q. Is he known by his judgments?
A. ‘The Lord has made himself known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. ’ (Psa 9:16)
Q. Do his works of providence also declare
A. They must needs do it, since through
his providence the whole creation is kept in
such harmony as it is, and that in despite of sin
and devils; also, if you consider that from an
angel to a sparrow, nothing falls to the ground
without the providence of our heavenly Father
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father Matt. 10:29
Q. Do you understand him by the works of
A. ‘The heavens declare the glory of
God; and the firmament sheweth his handy work’ (Psa 19:1). ‘For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead’ (Rom 1:20)
Q. Is this God, being a Spirit, to be known?
A. Yes, and that by his works of creation, by
his providences, by the judgments that he
executes, and by his word.
Q. How then is the true God distinguished
from other spirits?
A. Thus: No Spirit is eternal but HE, no Spirit is almighty but HE, no Spirit is incomprehensible and unsearchable but
HE: HE is also most merciful, most just, most holy (Deut 33:27; Gen 17:1; Psa 145:3; Micah7:18; Job 34:17; 1 Sam 2:2).
Q. What spirits are they?
A. The good angels are spirits; the bad angels are spirits; and
the souls of men are spirits
(Heb 1:7,14; 1
Kings 22:21,22; Rev 16:13,14; Acts 7:59; Heb
Q. Is there no other spirit but the true God?
A. Yes, there are many spirits.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1John 4:1