I have recently come across the Westminster catechisms, it is the best orthodox Confession ever produced and is a “must read” for every Christian.However, today we are going to take a walk through the “Westminster shorter catechism” as it was written to be shared with lay people and young children, to give people a handle on huge parts of Christian theology, all while being spread over 107 small questions and answers.
The first 12 questions concern God as Creator.
Questions 13-20 deal with original sin and the fallen state of man’s nature.
Questions 21-38 concern Christ the Redeemer and the benefits that flow from redemption.
Questions, 39-84, discuss the ten commandments.
Questions 85-97 teach concerning the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. The final set of questions
98-107 teach and explain the Lord’s prayer.
So lets explore WSC for a clear, accurate, deep yet simple telling of the gospel spread over 22 of the questions
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. Read the rest of this entry »