Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 17

17. Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?

A. The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery.


sin and misery
Genesis 3:16-19, 23; Romans 3:16; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 16

Q. 16. Did all mankind fall in Adam's first transgression?

A. The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself, but for his posterity; all mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him, in his first transgression.

made with Adam
Genesis 2:16-17; James 2:10

in his first transgression
Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15:22

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 15

Q. 15. What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created?

A. The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein thy were created, was their eating the forbidden fruit.

forbidden fruit
Genesis 3:6

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 14

Q. 14. What is sin?

A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.

transgression of the law of God
Leviticus 5:17; James 4:17; 1 John 3:4

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 13

Q. 13. Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created?

A. Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God.

sinning against God
Genesis 3:6-8, 13; 2 Corinthians 11:3;


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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 12

Q. 12. What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in the estate wherein he was created?

A. When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon pain of death.

pain of death
Genesis 2:16-17, James 2:10


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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 11

Q. 11. What are God's works of providence?

A. God's works of providence are, his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions.

most holy
Psalm 145:17

wise
Psalm 104:24

powerful
Hebrews 1:3

preserving
Nehemiah 9:6

governing
Ephesians 1:19-22

all his creatures, and all their actions
Psalm 36:6, Proverbs 16:33, Matthew 10:30

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 10

Q. 10. How did God create man?

A. God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.

after his own image
Genesis 1:27

in knowledge
Colossians 3:10

righteousness, and holiness
Ephesians 4:24

dominion over the creatures
Genesis 1:28, Psalm 8.

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 9

Q. 9. What is the work of creation?

A. The work of creation is, God's making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.

word of his power
Genesis 1:1; Psalm 33:6, 9; Hebrews 11:3

all very good
Genesis 1:31


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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 8

Q. 8. How doth God execute his decrees?

A. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence.

creation and providence
Psalm 148:8, Isaiah 40:26, Daniel 4:35, Acts 4:24-28, Revelation 4:11.

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 7

Q. 7. What are the decrees of God?

A. The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass

whatsoever comes to pass
Psalm 33:11, Isaiah 14:24, Acts 2:23, Ephesians 1:11-12

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 6

Q. 6. How many persons are there in the Godhead?

A. There are three persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 Peter 1:2

equal in power and glory
Psalm 45:6, John 1:1, John 17:5, Acts 5:3-4, Romans 9:5, Colossians 2:9, Jude 1:24-25

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 5

Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one?

A. There is but one only, the living and true God.


but one only
Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 45:21-22, 1 Corinthians 8:4-6


living and true God
Jeremiah 10:10, John 17:3, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 1 John 5:20


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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 4

Q. 4. What is God?

A. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.

is a Spirit
Deuteronomy 4:15-19, Luke 24:39, John 1:18, John 4:24, Acts 17:29

infinite
1 Kings 8:27, Psalm 139:7-10, Psalm 145:3, Psalm 147:5, Jeremiah 23:24, Romans 11:33-36

eternal
Deuteronomy 33:27, Psalm 90:2, Psalm 102:12, 24-27, Revelation 1:4, 8

unchangeable Psalm 33:11, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 1:12, Hebrews 6:17-18, Hebrews 13:8, James 1:17

in his being
Exodus 3:14, Psalm 115:2-3, 1 Timothy 1:17, 1 Timothy 6:15-16

wisdom
Psalm 104:24, Romans 11:33-34, Hebrews 4:13

power
Genesis 17:1, Psalm 62:11, Jeremiah 32:17, Matthew 19:26, Revelation 1:8

holiness
Hebrews 1:13, 1 Peter 1:15-16, 1 John 3:3, 5, Revelation 15:4.

justice
Genesis 18:25, Exodus 34:6-7, Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalm 96:13, Romans 3:5, 26

goodness
Psalm 103:5, Psalm 107:8, Matthew 19:7, Romans 2:4

and truth
Exodus 34:6, Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalm 86:15, Psalm 117:2, Hebrews 6:18

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 3

Q. 3. What do the Scriptures principally teach?

A. The Scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.


what man is to believe concerning God
Genesis 1:1; John 5:39; John 20:31; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:15

what duty God requires of man
Deuteronomy 10:12-13; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:105; Micah 6:8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 2

Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?

A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.


which is contained in the Scriptures
Matt. 19:4-5 with Gen. 2:24; Luke 24:27, 44; I Cor. 2:13; 14:37;
II Pet.1:20-21; 3:2, 15-16

the only rule to direct us
Deut. 4:2; Ps. 19:7-11; Isa. 18:20; John 15:11; 20:30-31; Acts 17:11;
II Tim. 3:15-17; I John 1:4


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Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 1

Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?

A. Manís chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.


to glorify God:
Ps. 86:9; Isa. 60:21; Rom. 11:36; I Cor. 6:20; 10:31; Rev. 4:11

to enjoy him forever:
Ps. 16:5-11; 144:15; Isa. 12:2; Luke 2:10; Phil. 4:4; Rev. 21:3-4


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