• Question 1
    Question What is our only hope in life and death? Link to ALL the Questions Answer That we are not our own but belong, body … Read more
  • Question 2
    Question What is God? Answer God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and … Read more
  • Question 3
    Question How many persons are there in God? Answer There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and … Read more
  • Question 4
    Question How and why did God create us? Answer God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with … Read more
  • Question 5
    Question What else did God create? Answer God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under … Read more
  • Question 6
    Question How can we glorify God? Answer We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and by obeying his will, commands, and law. … Read more
  • Question 7
    Question What does the law of God require? Answer Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and … Read more
  • Question 8
    Question What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments? Answer You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make … Read more
  • Question 9
    Question What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments? Answer First, that we know and trust God as the only true and … Read more
  • Question 10
    Question What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments? Answer Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in public and private … Read more
  • Question 11
    Question What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments? Answer Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to … Read more
  • Question 12
    Question What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments? Answer Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in … Read more
  • Question 13
    Question Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly? Answer Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God … Read more
  • Question 14
    Question Did God create us unable to keep his law? Answer No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all … Read more
  • Question 15
    Question Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose? Answer That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and … Read more
  • Question 16
    Question What is sin? Answer Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, … Read more
  • Question 17
    Question What is idolatry? Answer Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security. Link to … Read more
  • Question 18
    Question Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished? Answer No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and … Read more
  • Question 19
    Question Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor? Answer Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of … Read more
  • Question 20
    Question Who is the Redeemer? Answer The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and … Read more
  • Question 21
    Question What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God? Answer One who is truly human and also truly God. Link to … Read more
  • Question 22
    Question Why must the Redeemer be truly human? Answer That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer … Read more
  • Question 23
    Question Why must the Redeemer be truly God? Answer That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and … Read more
  • Question 24
    Question Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die? Answer Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place … Read more
  • Question 25
    Question Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven? Answer Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our … Read more
  • Question 26
    Question What else does Christ’s death redeem? Answer Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as … Read more
  • Question 27
    Question Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ? Answer No, only those who are elected by God and united … Read more
  • Question 28
    Question What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? Answer At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but … Read more
  • Question 29
    Question How can we be saved? Answer Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though … Read more
  • Question 30
    Question What is faith in Jesus Christ? Answer Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, … Read more
  • Question 31
    Question What do we believe by true faith? Answer Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these … Read more
  • Question 32
    Question What do justification and sanctification mean? Answer Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification … Read more
  • Question 33
    Question Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else? Answer No, they should not, as everything … Read more
  • Question 34
    Question Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word? Answer Yes, because Christ, … Read more
  • Question 35
    Question Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone, where does this faith come from? Answer All the gifts we receive from Christ … Read more
  • Question 36
    Question What do we believe about the Holy Spirit? Answer That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants … Read more
  • Question 37
    Question How does the Holy Spirit help us? Answer The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts … Read more
  • Question 38
    Question What is prayer? Answer Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving. Link to ALL the … Read more
  • Question 39
    Question With what attitude should we pray? Answer With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, knowing that, for the sake of … Read more
  • Question 40
    Question What should we pray? Answer The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself … Read more
  • Question 41
    Question What is the Lord’s Prayer? Answer Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as … Read more
  • Question 42
    Question How is the Word of God to be read and heard? Answer With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with … Read more
  • Question 43
    Question What are the sacraments or ordinances? Answer The sacraments or ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and the Lord’s Supper, … Read more
  • Question 44
    Question What is baptism? Answer Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it signifies … Read more
  • Question 45
    Question Is baptism with water the washing away of sin itself? Answer No, only the blood of Christ and the renewal of the Holy Spirit … Read more
  • Question 46
    Question What is the Lord’s Supper? Answer Christ commanded all Christians to eat bread and to drink from the cup in thankful remembrance of him … Read more
  • Question 47
    Question Does the Lord’s Supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work? Answer No, Christ died once for all. The Lord’s Supper is a covenant meal … Read more
  • Question 48
    Question What is the church? Answer God chooses and preserves for himself a community elected for eternal life and united by faith, who love, follow, … Read more
  • Question 49
    Question Where is Christ now? Answer Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right … Read more
  • Question 50
    Question What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us? Answer Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in … Read more
  • Question 51
    Question Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension? Answer Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on … Read more
  • Question 52
    Question What hope does everlasting life hold for us? Answer It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we … Read more