Small Children's Catechism

By Chris Schlect

1. Who made you?
A. God

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2. What else did God make?
A. God made all things.

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3. Why did God make all things?
A. For His own glory

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4. Why do things work as they do?
A. God has so decreed it.

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5. How do we learn about God?
A. God reveals Himself.

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6. Where does God reveal Himself?
A. In His word and in nature

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7. What does God reveal in nature?
A. His character, law, and wrath

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8. What more is revealed in His Word?
A. God's mercy toward His people

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9. Where is God's Word today?
A. The Bible is God's Word.

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10. How many Gods are there?
A. There is one true God.

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11. How many persons are in the Godhead?
A. three

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12. Who are these persons?
A. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

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13. Where is God?
A. He is everywhere.

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14. How long has God existed?
A. He has always been.

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15. How is man unique?
A. He bears God's image.

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16. Who was the first man?
A. Adam

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17. What was Adam like at creation?
A. He was good.

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18. Did Adam remain good?
A. No, he sinned.

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19. What is sin?
A. disobedience to God's law

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20. What is the penalty for sin?
A. death

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21. What came of Adam's sin?
A. Death came to all men.

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22. Why did Adam's sin affect all men?
A. we all sinned in Adam

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23. Must all men die for sin?
A. No, God elected some to life.

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24. How may we be saved from sin and death?
A. only through Jesus Christ

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25. Who is Jesus Christ?
A. He is God's Son.
  26. Did Jesus ever sin?
A. No, only He is righteous.

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27. What did Jesus do for His people?
A. He conquered death.

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28. How did He do this?
A. He died, then rose again.

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29. What else did Christ conquer?
A. all his enemies

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30. Are His enemies powerful?
A. They have come to nothing.

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31. What did He give to His people?
A. His own righteousness

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32. What did He take from His people?
A. their sin

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33. How is Christ's work brought to His people?
A. by the Holy Spirit

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34. What does the Holy Spirit do?
A. He gives faith.

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35. What is faith?
A. resting on Christ for salvation

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36. How do we recognize true faith?
A. it yields good works

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37. Who are Christ's people?
A. they make up His church

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38. What are the traits of His church?
A. the Word, discipline, and sacraments

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39. How is the Word a trait of His church?
A. All God's Word is preached.

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40. How is discipline a trait of His church?
A. God's people are protected.

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41. What are sacraments?
A. signs and seals of God's covenant

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42. What sacraments are there?
A. baptism and the Lord's supper

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43. Who is Head of the Church?
A. Jesus Christ

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44. What offices has Christ appointed?
A. overseers and deacons

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45. Is His Church perfect?
A. It is being perfected.

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46. When will it be perfect?
A. at the resurrection

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47. What happens at the resurrection?
A. Christ judges all men's deeds.

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48. What of those He deems righteous?
A. They dwell with Him forever.

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49. What of those He condemns?
A. They perish forever.

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50. How does this judgment affect Christ?
A. It magnifies His glory.

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