Catechism


Q. Is not the soul then of the nature of the Godhead?

A. No, for God cannot sin, but the soul does: God cannot be destroyed in hell, but the souls of the impenitent shall (Eze 18:4; Matt
10:28).

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Catechism


Since I didn’t post last Sunday’s catechism there are two questions today.

Q. Of what did God make man?

A. ‘The LORD God formed man of the dust of the
ground, and breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life; and man became a living soul’
(Gen 2:7).

Q. Why does it say, God breathed into him
the breath of life; is man’s soul of the very nature of the Godhead?

A. This does not teach that the soul is of the nature of the Godhead,
but shows that it is not of the same matter as
his body, which is dust (Gen 18:27).

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Q. How long was he in making the world?

A. ‘In six days the Lord made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that in them is’ (Exo 20:11).
‘And on the seventh day God ended his work
which he had made’ (Gen 2:2).

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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.

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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)

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Q. Do his works of providence also declare
him?

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

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Q. Do you understand him by the works of
creation?

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)

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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.

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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).

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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
12:23).