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A Baptist Catechism – Questions 45 & 46

Question 45: What is the duty which God requires of man? Answer: The duty which God requires of man is the obedience that comes from faith. Scripture: Galatians 5:6; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:11; Romans 1:5; 16:26; 15:18. Comment: See questions 16-18. Question 46: What did God at first reveal to man for the […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 41 & 42

Question 41: What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death? Answer: At death the souls of believers are made perfect in holiness, and immediately pass into glory. Their bodies rest in their graves till the resurrection. Scripture: Hebrews 12:23; Philippians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Luke 23:43; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; Isaiah 57:2; Job 19:26. Question […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 39 & 40

Question 39: What is sanctification? Answer: Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace by which we are renewed in the whole person after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness. Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 4:23, 24; Romans 6:11. Question 40: What are […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 37 & 38

Question 37: What is justification? Answer: Justification is an act of God’s free grace, by which he pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous in his sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone. Scripture: Romans 3:24; 5:19; Ephesians 1:7; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:9; Galatians […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 35 & 36

Question 35: What is effectual calling? Answer: Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, to convince us of our sin and misery, to enlighten our minds in the knowledge of Christ, to renew our wills, and thus persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel. Scripture: 2 […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 33 & 34

Question 33: How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ? Answer: We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effective application of it to us, by his Holy Spirit. Scripture: John 3:5, 6; Titus 3:5, 6. Question 34: How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 31 & 32

Question 31: What do we mean by Christ’s humiliation? Answer: By Christ’s humiliation we mean that he was born, and that in a low condition; that he was made under the law, and underwent the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross; that he was buried, and […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 29 & 30

Question 29: How does Christ perform the office of a priest? Answer: Christ performs the office of a priest by once offering himself as a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and to reconcile us to God; and by making continual intercession for us before God. Scripture: 1 Peter 2:24; Hebrews 2: 17; 7:25; 9:28; Ephesians […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 27 & 28

Question 27: What offices does Christ perform as our Redeemer? Answer: Christ, as our Redeemer, performs the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his condition of humiliation and exaltation. Scripture: Acts 3:22; Hebrews 5:6; Psalm 2:6. Question 28: How does Christ perform the office of a prophet? Answer: […]