7:7-9; Gen. 38:26; Mal. Westminster Larger Catechism by Westminster Calvin "In 1643 when the Long Parliament of England called the Westminster Assembly to produce the Westminster Confession, it also asked for a directory of "catechising". 4:10; Ps. 2:14; Titus 3:9; Deut. 9:11-15. 2:2; Acts 17:23; Prov. 50:15; Rom. B. 2:5; Col. 3:17; Heb. 53:2-3; Matt. 2:20; Jude 1:4; 1 Pet. 36:4; Jer. 30:18-19; Matt. 140:4-8. 22:22, 28-29; Prov. 6:2-3. 34:27; Isa. 4:3; Lev. Q. What is sanctification? Q. The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man. 2:11-14; Matt. 6:32; Heb. 88:1-18; Ps. Was the covenant of grace always administered after one and the same manner? 1:9; Ps. What particular use is there of the moral law to unregenerate men? 57:17; Jer. 25:35-36; Prov. 17:24, 27; Isa. Q. 4:11-12; 1 Tim. 26. 2 Thess. 10:14, 17; Acts 2:37; Acts 16:30; John 16:8-9; Rom. What are the duties required in the tenth commandment? 63. 4:28; Ex. 12:2-3; Matt. Q. Q. A. 61. 12:15; Ps. How are they that receive the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper to prepare themselves before they come unto it? 5: 27-28, 33-34, 37-39, 43-44; Col. 3:5; Amos 8:5; Prov. 6:2; 1 Tim. A. 26:26, 28; 1 Cor. 16:20; Zech. 13:1-5; Heb. 32. 1: Romans 11:36, 1 Corinthians 10:31; 2: Psalm 73:24-28, John 17:21-23; Link Copy. 2:22-23; Isa. 115:1-18; Isa. 2. 1:19-20; Ps. Q. 63:9; 1 Cor. 6:4, 6, 14; Gal. A. 10:13-14; Acts 5:3; 2 Cor. 15:9; 1 Pet. What is the work of creation? What is the invisible Church? 53:10; Phil. 11:17, 30-31; 2 Chr. 36:31; Isa. 5:22; 2 Cor. 1:7-8, 14; Deut. 12:1; Ps. 10:24-25; 1 Thess. 3: 15; Mic. Westminster Larger Catechism by Westminster Divines "In 1643 when the Long Parliament of England called the Westminster Assembly to produce the Westminster Confession, it also asked for a directory of "catechising". 3:16; Matt. 1. 59:21; 1 Cor. Are we to pray unto God only? Faith justifies a sinner in the sight of God, not because of those other graces which do always accompany it, or of good works that are the fruits of it, nor as if the grace of faith, or any act thereof, were imputed to him for his justification; but only as it is an instrument by which he receiveth and applieth Christ and his righteousness. 11:16. 1:23; Acts 3:21; Eph. 50. Q. 12:2; Esther 6:12-13; 3 John 1:9; Luke 22:24. 8:6, 8. 1:20, 22-23; Col. 1:18; Rom. 2. 92 title, Ps. From circumstances of time and place: if on the Lord’s day, or other times of divine worship; or immediately before or after these, or other helps to prevent or remedy such miscarriages: if in public, or in the presence of others, who are thereby likely to be provoked or defiled. 5:19; 2 Sam. 123. A. Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible Church, and so strangers from the covenant of promise, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him; but infants descended from parents, either both or but one of them professing faith in Christ, and obedience to him, are in that respect, within the covenant, and to be baptized. 23:10; Amos 8:5; Ps. There is but one only, the living and true God. 28:29; Heb. Matt. What is sin? 4:2; 1 Cor. What are the special privileges of the visible Church? 19:37. 5:12-14; 1 John 1:8, 10; 2 Cor. 2:29-31. 1:14; Ecc. 7:22;Rom. 3:16-17; Matt. A. A. A. 15:4; Rom. What are the sins forbidden in the sixth commandment? 11:25-26; Acts 2:42, 46; Song of Songs 5:1-6; Ecc. 4:6. 1:4-5; 1 Sam. 74:18, 22-23; 2 Kings 19:15-16; 2 Chr. 2:6-8; 1 Cor. 22:17; John 6:35; John 1:16; Phil. What special use is there of the moral law to the regenerate? 1 Sam. 1:6; Lev. That one and the same thing, in divers respects, is required or forbidden in several commandments. 2:16; Matt. It is not for the faint hearted as it will take many hours of study if full justice is to be done to its contents. Westminster Larger Catechism Question 1: What is the chief and highest end of man? 6:23; Matt. Q. 4:19; Isa. 4:17-18. What is Baptism? 8:9; Acts 2:24. What benefits hath Christ procured by his mediation? 5:21; Rom. 48:10; Deut. Mark 16:15; Matt. 32:16-20; Hos. 1. 12:18; Ezek. 125:4; 1 John 5:14. Are all transgressions of the law of God equally heinous in themselves, and in the sight of God? Two versions of both are available for use in the EPC. 20:2; Isa. Of God's Eternal Decree ..... 14 4. 132. 9:4; Phil. 8:26; Ps. 2. 12:14; 1 Cor. 185. A. By father and mother, in the fifth commandment, are meant, not only natural parents, but all superiors in age and gifts; and especially such as, by God’s ordinance, are over us in place of authority, whether in family, church, or commonwealth. How doth God execute his decrees? What is the chief and highest end of man? 13:28; 1 Sam. 33:22; Matt. 26:26-28. 9:22; 1 Pet. 44:6; Ex. 2:14-15; Matt. W�_e�t[�DMA"��n��-���),d�����2~��MQ-jwks��Ư��K�x}3F��u�AAWQ�Ð���O�x��e�(΢Ln�4�T���ŝ�B��"��|�Y�yg�'�aV�s��G�����9^�^�T �]Y��Wq2���f:�QJ�� Gen. 3:15; Isa. 78:17, 32, 56. That under one sin or duty, all of the same kind are forbidden or commanded; together with all the causes, means, occasions, and appearances thereof, and provocations thereunto. 1 Chr. 9:14; Heb. John 19:11; Ezek. A. What is the chief end of man? 2:14; Prov. 169. Q. 51:7-10, 12; Luke 11:4; Matt. 40:11, 29, 31; Matt. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be man? Q. 30:20; Gen. 3:12-13; Jer. 4:16. A. Christ was exalted in his resurrection, in that, not having seen corruption in death (of which it was not possible for him to be held) and having the very same body in which he suffered, with the essential properties thereof (but without mortality and other common infirmities belonging to this life) really united to his soul, he rose again from the dead the third day by his own power; whereby he declared himself to be the Son of God, to have satisfied divine justice, to have vanquished death, and him that had the power of it, and to be Lord of quick and dead: all which he did as a public person, the head of his church, for their justification, quickening in grace, support against enemies, and to assure them of their resurrection from the dead at the last day. The sins forbidden in the first commandment are atheism, in denying, or not having a God; idolatry, in having or worshiping more gods than one, or any with, or instead of the true God; the not having and avouching him for God, and our God; the omission or neglect of any thing due to him, required in this commandment; ignorance, forgetfulness, misapprehensions, false opinions, unworthy and wicked thoughts of him; bold and curious searching into his secrets; all profaneness, hatred of God; self-love, self-seeking, and all other inordinate and immoderate setting of our mind, will, or affections upon other things, and taking them off from him in whole or in part; vain credulity, unbelief, heresy, misbelief, distrust, despair, incorrigibleness, and insensibleness under judgments; hardness of heart; pride; presumption; carnal security; tempting of God; using unlawful means, and trusting in lawful means; carnal delights and joys; corrupt, blind, and indiscreet zeal; lukewarmness, and deadness in the things of God; estranging ourselves, and apostatizing from God; praying, or giving any religious worship, to saints, angels, or any other creatures; all compacts and consulting with the devil, and hearkening to his suggestions; making men the lords of our faith and conscience; slighting and despising God and his commands; resisting and grieving of his Spirit, discontent and impatience at his dispensations, charging him foolishly for the evils he inflicts on us; and ascribing the praise of any good we either are, have, or can do, to fortune, idols, ourselves, or any other creature. 29. 8:3; Ecc. 3:17; Titus 2:13-14; Gal. Sins receive their aggravations. 6:9; Ps. 5:25; Deut. In fact, apart from a reprint of the 1731 commentary on the Larger Catechism by Thomas Ridgley, and a chapter on the theology of the Larger Catechism by Q. 92. Agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, with the assistance of Commissioners from the Church of Scotland, as a part of the Covenanted Uniformity in Religion betwixt the Churches of Christ in the kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland. 5:20; Deut. 12:13; Rom. 3:1, 3; Heb. 5:3; Isa. Westminster Larger Catechism. Matt. 30:6. The Westminster Larger Catechism The 1647 Westminster Confession and Subordinate Documents Today, many Christians are turning back to the puritans to, “walk in the old paths,” of God’s word, and to continue to proclaim old truth that glorifies Jesus Christ. 3:10; 1 Tim. WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM; AGREED UPON BY THE ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES AT WESTMINSTER, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF COMMISSIONERS FROM THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, AS A PART OF THE COVENANTED UNIFORMITY IN RELIGION BETWIXT THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN THE KINGDOMS OF SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, AND IRELAND. 15:39; Deut. 13:12; Rom. 1. 4:10-12;Ps. 15:3; Prov. How is the Word of God to be read? A. 5:10; 1 Cor. 186. Did man continue in that estate wherein God at first created him? What are those aggravations that make some sins more heinous than others? 17:43; 2 Sam. 3:7; 1 Pet. 2:13;Deut. 119:80; Ps. A. 18:17-18;1 Cor. Q. 28:18-20; Acts 3:21-22; Luke 4:18, 21; Heb. 57:2; Job 19:26-27; Luke 16:23-24; Acts 1:25; Jude 1:6-7. 27:28-29; Jude 1:16; Acts 12:22; Rom. 6:11-12; Rom. 63:4-5; 2 Chr. 31:8-9; Ps. How are we to pray? 25:46; Matt. 4:6; Jer. 2:1-5; Prov. Q. How is Christ exalted in his sitting at the right hand of God? Q. 3:10, 12; Titus 3:4-7; Gal. 14:24-25; 2 Chr. 12:21; Prov. Q. 2:7; 2 Cor. A. How do the Sacraments become effectual means of salvation? 95:6-7; Matt. How doth Christ make intercession? 3:12-13; 1 Tim. 67. A. Justifying faith is a saving grace, wrought in the heart of a sinner, by the Spirit and Word of God, whereby he, being convinced of his sin and misery, and of the disability in himself and all other creatures to recover him out of his lost condition, not only assenteth to the truth of the promise of the gospel, but receiveth and resteth upon Christ and his righteousness therein held forth, for pardon of sin, and for the accepting and accounting of his person righteous in the sight of God for salvation. 8-10, 11:13; Gal. 25:6-7; 1 Cor. Whence ariseth the imperfection of sanctification in believers? That it is spiritual, and so reacheth the understanding, will, affections, and all other powers of the soul; as well as words, works, and gestures. 71. 1:28; 2 Thess. The members of the invisible Church have communicated to them in this life the first-fruits of glory with Christ, as they are members of him their head, and so in him are interested in that glory which he is fully possessed of; and, as an earnest thereof, enjoy the sense of God’s love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, and hope of glory; as, on the contrary, sense of God’s revenging wrath, horror of conscience, and a fearful expectation of judgment, are to the wicked the beginning of their torments which they shall endure after death. 10:28; Luke 23:43; Gen. 1:27; Col. 3:10; Eph. Q. 6:4, 6, 11; Rom. 15:4-6; Num. 4:16; Acts 17:31. What is adoption? 18:3; 2 Chr. The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God; but his Word and Spirit only, do sufficiently and effectually reveal him unto men for their salvation. Of Providence ..... 18 6. Matt. 1:9-10; Gal. 21:1-4; 2 Chr. 88:1-18; Ps. 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The sins forbidden in the eighth commandment, besides the neglect of the duties required, are, theft, robbery, man-stealing, and receiving any thing that is stolen; fraudulent dealing; false weights and measures; removing landmarks; injustice and unfaithfulness in contracts between man and man, or in matters of trust; oppression; extortion; usury; bribery; vexatious lawsuits; unjust inclosures and depopulations; engrossing commodities to enhance the price, unlawful callings, and all other unjust or sinful ways of taking or withholding from our neighbor what belongs to him, or of enriching ourselves; covetousness; inordinate prizing and affecting worldly goods; distrustful and distracting cares and studies in getting, keeping, and using them; envying at the prosperity of others; as likewise idleness, prodigality, wasteful gaming; and all others ways whereby we do unduly prejudice our own outward estate, and defrauding ourselves of the due use and comfort of that estate which God hath given us. Written by the Westminster Assembly, which met regularly from 1643 until 1649 during the English Civil War, the catechisms were presented to the English Parliament in 1647 and were approved by Parliament in 1648. A. 3:1; Ps. 5:21-22; Rom. 59:2; Eph. 12:11; Num. 20:6, 11; 2 Chr. A. 22:29; Lev. 7:24-25. 9:6-7; Phil. A. 13:5; Matt. 7:4, 9-10, 14, 31; Col. 2:20-22; 2 Kings 18:30, 35; Ex. Q. 19:7-9; Rom. 15:3-4; Ps. 31. 2:6-8; Luke 1:31; 2 Cor. 2:6. 23:14-16; Isa. 76:11; Acts 17:16-17; Ps. Q. 7:6; 1 Cor. A. The charge of keeping the sabbath is more specially directed to governors of families and other superiors, because they are bound not only to keep it themselves, but to see that it be observed by all those that are under their charge; and because they are prone ofttimes to hinder them by employments of their own. How was Christ exalted in his ascension? Are the elect only effectually called? 13:8; 2 Tim. Q. Q. How doth it appear that the Scriptures are the Word of God? 1. 2:14; Job 29:12-17; Isa. 2:2-3; Heb. 6:30-33; Ezra 9:10-12; 1 Kings 11:9-10; Col. 3:5; 1 Tim. 2:1-2; Heb. 1 Kings 21:4; Esther 5:13; 1 Cor. 15:21; Acts 8:18; Rom. 1:6-7, 12; Mal. 10:31; Jer. 8:31; 1 Tim. 6:3; Rev. 1:14; 1 Cor. Rom. Most importantly, the Larger Catechism was intended to serve as the premier tool for promoting and advancing the godly life. 166. 5:4; Matt. 6:18; Rev. The communion in glory with Christ, which the members of the invisible Church enjoy immediately after death, is, in that their souls are then made perfect in holiness, and received into the highest heavens, where they behold the face of God in light and glory; waiting for the full redemption of their bodies, which even in death continue united to Christ, and rest in their graves, as in their beds, till at the last day they be again united with their souls. 17:16, 18-19; Mark 6:26; 1 Sam. 7:14; 1 Cor. 12:2; Gal. 12:21-23; 1 John 5:16. Q. 116. 23. Q. Q. 11:27-34; Matt. A. Wherein do justification and sanctification differ? 10:31; Rom. The duties required in the seventh commandment are, chastity in body, mind, affections, words, and behavior; and the preservation of it in ourselves and others; watchfulness over the eyes and all the senses; temperance, keeping of chaste company, modesty in apparel; marriage by those that have not the gift of continency, conjugal love, and cohabitation; diligent labor in all our callings; shunning all occasions of uncleanness, and resisting temptations thereunto. Q. The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s. 51:12; 1 Pet. 3:4; Gal. 16:10; Acts 2:24-27, 31; Rom. 32:40; John 10:28; 1 Peter 1:5. 2:14-15; Rom. 1:19; 1 Tim. A. The covenant being made with Adam, as a public person, not for himself only, but for his posterity; all mankind descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him in that first transgression. 7:18, 23; Mark 14:66-72; Gal. A. Q. 5:1; Rom. 119:4-5; Rom. 145. y�2�")��\ı��2TS� Q. 5:17; Rom. 11:21-24; John 15:22; Isa. A. 34:8-11; 2 Pet. What is the honor that inferiors owe to their superiors? 11:44-45; 1 John 3:4; Rom. 28:7; Ps. 6:8; Jas. What do the Scriptures make known of God? 7:22; Matt. 2:8-9. A. 6:6-7; Eph. 81. 156. 79. 1:14; Gal. Ex. Q. 9:3-5; Deut. 2:24; 2 Sam. A. 3:5; 2 Sam. 14:6, 9, 11-12, 15-16, 24, 27-28. 21:15; 1 Sam. Romans 11:36 2. The sins forbidden in the fourth commandment are, all omissions of the duties required, all careless, negligent, and unprofitable performing of them, and being weary of them; all profaning the day by idleness, and doing that which is in itself sinful; and by all needless works, words, and thoughts, about our worldly employments and recreations. Amen.) 8:13; Ex. 174. 8:28; 2 Thess. The fourth commandment requireth of all men the sanctifying or keeping holy to God such set times as he hath appointed in his word, expressly one whole day in seven; which was the seventh from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, and the first day of the week ever since, and so to continue to the end of the world; which is the Christian sabbath, and in the New Testament called The Lord’s Day. 15:25-27; 1 Cor. 143. Q. Heb. 151. 3:9. The Westminster Larger Catechism, along with the Westminster Shorter Catechism, is a central catechism of Calvinists in the English tradition throughout the world. 4:8-11; Hos. 4:4; Heb. 7:1; Phil. 13:12; 1 Thess. 12:7; Jas. How did Christ humble himself in his life? 11:15; Lev. The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill. What reasons are annexed to the third commandment? 138. Acts 15:14-16; Isa. 66:23; Lev. 3:4-9; Acts 4:12; Eph. 7:2, 9; Prov. 8:16-17; Rom. A. Acts 13:48; Matt. A. 26:15-16; Acts 23:12, 16-17, 21, 27; Eph. 51:17; Phil. 3:10; 1 Thess. 11:24-29; 1 Cor. 4:5; 2 Cor. 6:11-12; Eph. Can true believers be infallibly assured that they are in the estate of grace, and that they shall persevere therein unto salvation? Q. What is the fourth commandment? 1:15-17; Col. 4:12; 2 Cor. Matt. Redemption is certainly applied, and effectually communicated, to all those for whom Christ hath purchased it; who are in time by the Holy Ghost enabled to believe in Christ according to the gospel. How is the Word made effectual to salvation? The estate of Christ’s exaltation comprehendeth his resurrection, ascension, sitting at the right hand of the Father, and his coming again to judge the world. 5:7-8; 1 Cor. 5:17; Rom. A. 147. 29:12; Acts 7:56-57; Job 31:13-14; 1 Cor. 23:28; 1 Cor. A. 12:17, 20-21; 1 Thess. God doth not leave all men to perish in the estate of sin and misery, into which they fell by the breach of the first covenant, commonly called the Covenant of Works; but of his mere love and mercy delivereth his elect out of it, and bringeth them into an estate of salvation by the second covenant, commonly called the Covenant of Grace. 28:19; 1 Cor. 3:26-27; 1 Cor. 9:31-32; Phil. 1:20; Acts 1:11; Acts 17:31. 2:5; John 1:1, 14; John 10:30; Phil. Q. Ex. 13:15. 15:3-4; Ex. A. 29:15; 1 Pet. John 14:13-14; John 16:24; Dan. A. Click the links below to navigate to particular questions in the Westminster Larger Catechism. 6:4. 21:20; 1 Cor. God by his providence permitted some of the angels, willfully and irrecoverably, to fall into sin and damnation, limiting and ordering that, and all their sins, to his own glory; and established the rest in holiness and happiness; employing them all, at his pleasure, in the administrations of his power, mercy, and justice. The covenant of grace was administered under the Old Testament, by promises, prophecies, sacrifices, circumcision, the passover, and other types and ordinances, which did all fore-signify Christ then to come, and were for that time sufficient to build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah, by whom they then had full remission of sin, and eternal salvation. 11:20, 23; Matt. 22:39. Q. 9:5; Col. 2:9; Heb. What is the general scope of the fifth commandment? 22:21; Rom. Q. 32:4; Ex. 1:2; Ps. 1:4; Rom. 12:23; Job 1:5; 1 Kings 8:55-56; Heb. 12:28; Eph. 28:19; 1 Cor. What is the chief and highest end of man? Matt. John 3:34; Ps. 2:24; Ecc. A. 18:7; Rom. What do the Scriptures principally teach? 6:1-2, 5, 16; Mark 8:38; Ps. 51. Q. Matt. 2:10-11; Ps. 3:13-16; Deut. 3:5; Matt. 51:4; Rom. 93. 8:6, 13, 15; 1 John 5:16; Ps. Did all mankind fall in that first transgression? 2:20; Jer. 55:4-5; Gen 49:10; Ps. A. Q. 3:6; Lev. *Concerning the duplication of this document: from the EPC website. A. Q. Q. Q. 6:31, 34; Luke 21:34; Rom. 25:35; Deut. Although all are not to be permitted to read the Word publicly to the congregation, yet all sorts of people are bound to read it apart by themselves, and with their families: to which end, the holy Scriptures are to be translated out of the original into vulgar languages. 12:15; 2 Cor. 1:11; Rom. 1:3; John 5:39; Isa. 4:4; Matt. 5: 44; 1 Tim. A. 22:24-31; Isa. 65. 193. What is God’s providence toward the angels? 11:36; Isa. What are the parts of a Sacrament? 26:28; Zech. Every sin, even the least, being against the sovereignty, goodness, and holiness of God, and against his righteous law, deserveth his wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come; and cannot be expiated but by the blood of Christ. A. What was the estate of Christ’s exaltation? Matt. 13:7; Lev. 55:12-15; Zeph. 7:21; Heb. Which is the fifth commandment? 10:3; Lev. 3:7-8; Luke 13:3, 5; Acts 16:30-31; John 3:16, 18; Prov. 68:18; Col. 3:1-2; John 14:3; Acts 3:21. A. What is the communion in glory with Christ which the members of the invisible Church enjoy in this life? A. 138:2; 1 Cor. A. 35:15-16, 21; Matt. 3:27; Gen. 17:7, 9; Acts 2:38-39; 1 Cor. The Larger Catechism stands as one of the Westminster Assembly’s most important works. Q. For whom are we to pray? 28:19; Ecc. 3:16; Ps. 2:2; Eph. 11:26; Acts 19:19, 24-25; Job 20:19; Jas. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day and hallowed it. Westminster Larger Catechism Q. 160. 16:3; 2 Sam. 13:6-12; Zech. 58:3-5; Num. Eph. 7:25-27; 1 Tim. 15-17 | Of Creation Q. 1-5 | 6-10 | 11-15 | 16-20 | 21-25 | 26-30 | 31-35 | 36-40 | 41-45 | 46-50 | 51-55 | 56-60 | 61-65 | 66-70 | 71-75 | 76-80 | 81-85 | 86-90 | 91-95 | 96-100 | 101-105 | 106-110 | 111-115 | 116-120 | 121-125 | 126-130 | 131-135 | 136-140 | 141-145 | 146-150 | 151-155 | 156-160 | 161-165 | 166-170 | 171-175 | 176-180 | 181-185 | 186-190 | 191-196. 28:19; Luke 18:15-16; Rom. 3:6; Jer. Q. Q. 2:13-14; Acts 26:18; 1 Cor. 4:23-24; Acts 11:18; 1 John 3:9; Jude 1:20; Heb. 24:15, 22; Deut. 16:26; Ecc. 86. 17:18-19; Ps. 3:2; Heb. Q. 80. 24:8; Matt. 4:16; 1 Kings 1:6; Lev. They lost their official status in England, however, in 1660, when the monarchy was restored and episcopacy was reestablished. 2:4; 2 Cor. Answer: Man's chief and highest end is to glorify God, 1 and fully to enjoy him forever. 17:1; Jas. Expand. A. 6:17; Matt. 14:15; Mark 11:24; Jas. 14:2; Jer. 5:4-5; 2 Sam. 10:5; Gen. 2:9, 17. A. A. 28:15-68; Matt. 45:17; Matt. 9:12, 24; Heb. 3:5; Deut. The sins of equals are, besides the neglect of the duties required, the undervaluing of the worth, envying the gifts, grieving at the advancement or prosperity one of another; and usurping pre-eminence one over another. 3. 8:3; Gen. 32:10; Deut. 6:11; 1 Cor. A. The Larger Catechism, along with the Shorter Catechism, is a summary or exposition of Reformed doctrine as contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith, and are part of the Constitution and confessional standard of the EPC. 15:3; Jas. God created all the angels spirits, immortal, holy, excelling in knowledge, mighty in power, to execute his commandments, and to praise his name, yet subject to change. Westminster Confession of Faith When the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America was formed in 1788, it adopted (with minor revisions) the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647), as its secondary standards (the Bible itself being the only infallible rule of faith and practice). 24:15; Neh. The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. What shall immediately follow after the resurrection? 34:6. 1 Cor. Matt. Q. A. 6:16; 1 Kings 11:33; 1 Kings 12: 33; Deut. A. 1:22; 1 Pet. 59:4; Prov. 2:8. The communion in glory which the members of the invisible Church have with Christ, is in this life, immediately after death, and at last perfected at the resurrection and day of judgment. 6:16, 19; Acts 6:13; Jer. 28:19; 2 Cor. A. 5:12-14; Gen. 2:2-3; 1 Cor. 170. 13:6-7; 1 Tim. 3:29-30; Isa. Q. 6:32-33; Josh. Q. The Westminster Larger Catechism Today, many Christians are turning back to the puritans to, “walk in the old paths,” of God’s word, and to continue to proclaim old truth that glorifies Jesus Christ. 17:15; 1 Kings 21:9-14; Isa. 10:27; 1 Sam. 19:3; Prov. 12:31-32; Eph. 13:20-21; Heb. A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in calling out of the world a people to himself, and giving them officers, laws, and censures, by which he visibly governs them; in bestowing saving grace upon his elect, rewarding their obedience, and correcting them for their sins, preserving and supporting them under all their temptations and sufferings, restraining and overcoming all their enemies, and powerfully ordering all things for his own glory and their good: and also in taking vengeance on the rest, who know not God, and obey not the gospel. How doth it appear that there is a God? 16:27; Isa. Robert Baillie and other Scottish delegates found the work disappointing. 3:7-9, 14. Q. 6:13; Mark 7:21-22; Hos. Answer: Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever. 12:10; Rev. 3:16; Matt. 4:13; Eph. 78:5-7; 1 Cor. 1:10; Ps. 62:8; John 16:23; Rom. 13:12-13; Prov. 10:10; John 1:12; Phil. A. 1:25; Lev. 4:6; Mal. 8:17; Dan. 14:16; Rev. 2:8; Eph. What is required of superiors towards their inferiors? It was requisite that the Mediator should be God, that he might sustain and keep the human nature from sinking under the infinite wrath of God, and the power of death; give worth and efficacy to his sufferings, obedience and intercession; and to satisfy God’s justice, procure his favor, purchase a peculiar people, give his Spirit to them, conquer all their enemies, and bring them to everlasting salvation. 103:1; Ps. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, the only rule of faith and obedience. Q. 85. A. 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