Thursday, May 22, 2008

Westminster Shorter Catechism Q1

I have come to realize that many of my readers do not understand what a confession or catechism is. Many look down on them for various reasons and also I think many have never taken the time to even look at them. I am beginning a series today on the shorter catechism and will probably do a separate series on the confession as well. I urge you to read these with an open mind and look at them with the scripture proofs. Any questions will be answered. Read, enjoy, learn.

Q: What is the chief end of man?
A: Man’ s chief end is to glorify God, (1 Cor. 10:31, Rom. 11:36) and to enjoy him for ever. (Ps. 73:25–28)

The Westminster Shorter Catechism : With Scripture Proofs., 3rd edition., Question 1 (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1996).

31 Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, 1 Co 10:31 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Ro 11:36 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

25 Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
27 For, behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
That I may tell of all Your works.

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Ps 73:25-28 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).


RHEA said...


I'm really excited that you've decided to do this. I think that it'll be really informative for me and many other of your readers.

Alan said...

Great! I am glad you are excited. You will definitely benefit. I am out the door to PT, talk with you again soon.