The Big Picture

 

The Big Picture

Questions & Answers of the Christian faith

(Drawn from the ‘Westminster Shorter Catechism’)

 

QUESTION                                                                                                          ANSWER

1. Who made you?     …………………………………………………………  God made me

2. Who is God?     ………………………………    Our great Creator who made all things

3. Why were you made?     ………………………………………………..     To glorify God

4. How can you glorify God?     ………..   By believing in Him, loving and obeying Him

5. Are there more God’s than one?    ……………………….     No, there is only one God

6. God is in 3 persons, who are they?  ….  God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

7. In what form was man created?    ……………     In the image of God, holy and happy

8. What does holy mean?     ……………………………………….     Perfect and sinless

9. Did man continue holy and happy?     …………………………………………….     No

10. Why not?     ………………………..    The first man Adam, sinned by disobeying God

11. What harm has sin brought on us? .. Separation from God now, then forever in hell

12. Does God want this?   …………….    No, God wants to be with us now and forever

13. What is hell?   …………………..    Everlasting punishment and separation from God

14. What is heaven?    …………………..  Everlasting happiness in the presence of God

15. Why does Adam’s sin affect us? ……. We are his children and have inherited his sin

16. How can we get right with God?  ………..   By faith in our only Saviour, Jesus Christ

17. Who is Jesus Christ?    ………………………………………………..   The Son of God

18. What did Jesus do to save us?   ………..   He came to earth to live and to die for us

19. What did Jesus do when He lived here?  ….  He taught us how to live to please God

20. What did Jesus do when He died?   …..  He died on the cross as our sacrifice for sin

21. Is Jesus still dead?  ………………….  No, Jesus is alive and watches us from heaven

22. What must each of us do to be saved?  ……………………………    Believe in Jesus

23. What brings us to believe in Jesus?  ……………………………..    God the Holy Spirit

24. How does He do this?  …………………    He causes us to love God and turn from sin

25. How are our sins forgiven?   ……..   God forgives us because Jesus died for our sin

26. What helps Christians live for God? ………   The Holy Spirit living inside us helps us

27. Does becoming a Christian change us?   …………………………………………..   Yes

28. How does it change us?    ……………..  We will love God and others as much as us

29. How does it effect our future?    ……………..  We will live forever with God in heaven

30. Name 2 ways to help our faith grow?    ……………………..     Bible study and prayer

31. Can Christians save other people?   …………………………    No, only God can save

32. How can we help others?   ……………..   By sharing our faith and praying for others