Saturday, May 24, 2008

Westminster Shorter Catechism Q4

I think I am becoming a master of giving false impressions. I do believe the catechism should be taught in the church, however, I did not mean as opposed to it being taught at home. It should be taught at home of course AND at the church. Imagine teaching your child at home the catechism questions and answers and delving into the scriptures with them explaining how we come to the conclusions we do and then on Sunday they have the opportunity to feel as if they accomplished something when in catechism class they get the answer right!

Q:What is God?
A:God is a Spirit, (John 4:24) infinite, (Job 11:7–9) eternal, (Ps. 90:2) and unchangeable, (James 1:17) in his being, (Exod. 3:14)wisdom, (Ps. 147:5) power, (Rev. 4:8) holiness, (Rev. 15:4) justice, goodness, and truth. (Exod. 34:6–7)


The Westminster Shorter Catechism : With Scripture Proofs., 3rd edition., Question 4 (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1996).


24 “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Jn 4:24 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

7 “Can you discover the depths of God?
Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?
8 “They are high as the heavens, what can you do?
Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
9 “Its measure is longer than the earth
And broader than the sea.

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Job 11:7-9 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

2 Before the mountains were born
Or You gave birth to the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Ps 90:2 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Jas 1:17 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Ex 3:14 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

5 Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is infinite.

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Ps 147:5 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

8 And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.”

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Re 4:8 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

4 “Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy;
For all the nations will come and worship before You,
For Your righteous acts have been revealed.”

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Re 15:4 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

6 Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;
7 who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update, Ex 34:6-7 (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995).

1 comment:

RHEA said...

Alan:

For what it's worth, I didn't think that you were trying to imply that it should be taught at church INSTEAD of home.