The Children's Catechism
      50 Questions with Answers
 
 
 

1. Who made you?
God

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2. What else did God make?
God made all things.
 

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3. Why did God make all things?
For His own glory

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4. Why do things work as they do?
God has so decreed it.

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5. How do we learn about God?
God reveals Himself.

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6. Where does God reveal Himself?
In His word and in nature

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7. What does God reveal in nature?
His character, law, and wrath

 

8. What more is revealed in His Word?
God's mercy toward His people

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9. Where is God's Word today?
The Bible is God's Word.

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10. How many Gods are there?
There is one true God.

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11. How many persons are in the Godhead?
Three

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12. Who are these persons?
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

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13. Where is God?
He is everywhere.

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14. How long has God existed?
He has always been.

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15. How is man unique?
He bears God's image.

 

16. Who was the first man?
Adam

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17. What was Adam like at creation?
He was good.

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18. Did Adam remain good?
No, he sinned.

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19. What is sin?
Disobedience to God's law

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20. What is the penalty for sin?
Death

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21. What came of Adam's sin?
Death came to all men.

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22. Why did Adam's sin affect all men?
We all sinned in Adam

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23. Must all men die for sin?
No, God elected some to life.

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24. How may we be saved from sin and death?
Only through Jesus Christ

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25. Who is Jesus Christ?
He is God's Son.

 

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26. Did Jesus ever sin?
No, only He is righteous.

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27. What did Jesus do for His people?
He conquered death.

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28. How did He do this?
He died, then rose again.

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29. What else did Christ conquer?
All his enemies

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30. Are His enemies powerful?
They have come to nothing.

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31. What did He give to His people?
His own righteousness

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32. What did He take from His people?
Their sin

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33. How is Christ's work brought to His people?
By the Holy Spirit

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34. What does the Holy Spirit do?
He gives faith.

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35. What is faith?
Resting on Christ for salvation

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36. How do we recognize true faith?
It yields good works

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37. Who are Christ's people?
They make up His church

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38. What are the traits of His church?
The Word, discipline, and sacraments

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39. How is the Word a trait of His church?
All God's Word is preached.

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40. How is discipline a trait of His church?
God's people are protected.

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41. What are sacraments?
Signs and seals of God's covenant

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42. What sacraments are there?
Baptism and the Lord's Supper

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43. Who is Head of the Church?
Jesus Christ

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44. What offices has Christ appointed?
Overseers and deacons

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45. Is His Church perfect?
It is being perfected.

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46. When will it be perfect?
At the resurrection

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47. What happens at the resurrection?
Christ judges all men's deeds.

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48. What of those He deems righteous?
They dwell with Him forever.

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49. What of those He condemns?
They perish forever.

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50. How does this judgment affect Christ?
It magnifies His glory.

From: The Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics

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