1. What is the main purpose of people?
    1. The main purpose of people is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
  2. How do we learn how to glorify God and enjoy Him?
    1. God gave us the Bible to learn how to glorify and enjoy Him.
  3. What does the Bible teach?
    1. The Bible teaches what people must believe about God and what God requires from people.
  4. What is the Bible?
    1. The Bible is the book that contains the Word of God.
  5. Who is God?
    1. God is the Creator of the universe. His name is YHWH.
  6. What is God like?
    1. God is Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable. He is perfect and holy. God is love.
  7. What does the Trinity mean?
    1. God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in essence, equal in power and glory.
  8. Who is Jesus?
    1. Jesus is God the Son.
  9. How many Gods are there?
    1. There is only one God.
  10. How did God create people?
    1. God created people, male and female, in his own image and gave them dominion over the animals.
  11. What did God prohibit from Adam and Eve?
    1. God prohibited them from eating the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and told them they would die if they ate it.
  12. Did Adam and Eve obey God?
    1. Adam and Eve disobeyed God and believed the lie of the snake instead of believing God.
  13. What is sin?
    1. Sin is disobedience to God.
  14. Who has sinned?
    1. Every person except Jesus has sinned. All of us are like our first parents, Adam and Eve.
  15. What is the punishment for sin?
    1. The punishment for sin is death, eternity in hell, and separation from God.
  16. Did God leave people alone to die in their sin?
    1. God chose in eternity past to save some from their sins.
  17. What did Jesus do to save people?
    1. Jesus became a man and was born to Mary when she was a virgin. He lived a perfect life and died on the cross.
  18. Why did Jesus die on the cross?
    1. Jesus died to forgive us our sins.
  19. Is Jesus still dead?
    1. Jesus is alive! He rose on the third day, conquering death and offering us salvation and eternal life.
  20. How can a person be saved?
    1. A person can be saved by repenting of their sins and following Jesus in faith.
  21. What are the two places where people can spend eternity?
    1. People can spend eternity in heaven or hell.
  22. Why do people go to hell?
    1. Hell is a place of punishment for sin. The only way to escape going to hell is by knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Adapted from Spurgeon’s Catechism with Scriptural Proofs

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