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What is the work of creation?
QUESTION Q. 12: What is the work of creation? A. 12: The work of creation is God’s making all things of nothing, by the word of His power, in the space of six days, and all very good. (Genesis 1 throughout; Hebrews 11:3) EXPLANATION In the last post, the question was asked, “How doth God execute His decrees?” In other words, God exercises His will on everything, but how? The brief answer was God utilizes the works of creation and providence. We will focus on creation in this
How does God rule?
QUESTION Q. 11: How doth God execute His decrees? A. 11: God executeth His decrees in the works of creation and providence. EXPLANATION The previous begins a discussion on God’s decrees that will subsist of questions 11-15. We already laid the foundation for this question, and if you have not read it I encourage you to do so. For question 10, click here. This question involves how God executes His decrees. In other words, we are focusing on the manner. It is similar to fixing
Is God in charge?
That is an important question with enormous ramifications. Depending upon your answer, you will either live a life of immense peace and joy or you will endure a life of constant anxiety and worry. Question 10 of the Baptist Catechism is important, practically and theologically. QUESTION TEN Q. 10: What are the decrees of God? A. 10: The decrees of God are His eternal purpose according to the counsel of His will, whereby for His own glory, He hath foreordained whatsoever comes
How many persons are there in the Godhead?
The 9th Question of the Baptist Catechism involves the trinity, that is, the triunity of God. Let us look, first, at the question and answer, and then, second, at the implications of a trinitarian view of God. Q. 9: How many persons are there in the Godhead? A. 9: There are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God, the same in essence, equal in power and glory. (1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19) EXPLANATION As we just learne
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