Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Westminster Wednesdays

A good way of finding answers is by looking them up and discovering them for yourself. I have taken that to heart over the past year with my morning readings of the bible and journal time. I started gaining more knowledge by writing 2 questions and answers of the Larger Catechism from "The Westminister Standards" These questions go back to the root of what being a Christian is really all about. This helpful tool does not replace the bible or is anywhere near it's importance, it is more of just a guide to help bible readers understand just a little bit more and get more of a grasp of what they have read. The questions start out simple, and gradually get more in depth as they continue. So from here on out I will put up 2 questions every Wednesday. These Q&As should cause you to think deeper about your walk with Christ and perhaps give you more of an understanding about who Christ is and what our role as Christians is.

Picture The Westminster Confession is a Reformed confession in the tradition of John Calvin.  It was formulated between 1643 and 1647 by the Westminster Divines.  Their meetings at Westminster Abbey also produced the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.         

Here we go....The first of many "Westminster Wednesdays".

Q. 1. What is the chief and highest end of man?
A. Man's Chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever.

Q. 2. How doth it appear that there is a God?
A. 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.

No comments:

Post a Comment