The Westminster Shorter Catechism
A Summary of Christian Doctrine
What is the Bible all about? Why do we read it and hear a sermon about it every week? The Bible is the most reliable source for information about God and His will for our lives.
While we can learn much about God from the majesty and glory of the Creation, these things are revealed most clearly and reliably in Holy Scripture. While they bear a clear and indelible witness to their creator, they point only generally to the grace of God. For this we must read and study God’s special revelation. They reveal first the promise of God’s grace, later the elements and aspects of God Grace, and finally, the person of God’s, the Lord Jesus Christ.
What is God like? Can we trust what He says? Does he know what He’s doing? Much of our faith and the trust we have in God is rooted in our knowledge of who He is. His character is the basis for salvation. Forever, He will be God and we will be his creatures. Worship Him!
Q. 3. What do the scriptures principally teach?
A. The scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.