THE CHILDREN'S "PROVE IT" CATECHISM
Q1 Who made you ?
Q2 What else did God make ?
A God made all things.
Q3. Why did God make you and all things?
A For his own glory.
Q4 How can you glorify God?
A By loving Him and doing what He commands.
Q5. Why ought to glorify God?
A. Because He made me and takes care of me.
Q.6 Where do you learn how to glorify God?
A. In the bible alone.
Q7. What does the bible teach us?
A. The bible teaches us who God is and what He requires of us.
2 Tim 3:16,17
Q8. Who wrote the bible
A. Holy men who were taught by the Holy Spirit.
2 Pet 1:21
Q9 What is God?
A. God is a Spirit and does not have a body like men.
Q10 Are there more gods than one?
A. No, there is only one God.
Q11 In how many persons does this one God exist?
A in three persons.
Q12 Who are they ?
A The Father Son and the Holy Spirit.
Q13 Where is God?
A God is everywhere.
Q14 Can you see God?
A. No, I cannot see God, but He always sees me.
Q15 Does God know all things?
A. Yes, nothing can be hidden from God.
Q16 Can God do all things?
A. Yes, God does all His holy will.
Q17 Who were our first parents?
A. Adam and Eve
Gen 2:7, 22
Q18 Of what were our first parents made?
A. God made the body of Adam out of the ground and formed Eve from the body of Adam
Gen 2:7, 22
Q19 In what condition did God make Adam and Eve?
A. He made them holy and happy.
Q20 What relationship did Adam have with God?
A. A relationship of sonship.
Q21 What did God command Adam to do?
A. To obey Him perfectly.
Q22 What did God promise Adam?
A. To reward Adam with life if he obeyed Him.
Q23 What did God threaten Adam?
A. To punish Adam with death if he disobeyed Him.
Q24 Did Adam obey God?
A. No, he sinned against God.
Q25 What is sin?
A. Sin is any lack of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God.
1 John 3:4
Q26 What is meant by lack of conformity?
A. Not being or doing what God requires.
Q27 What is meant by transgression?
A. Doing what God forbids.
Q28 What was the sin of our first parents?
A. Eating the forbidden fruit.
Q29 Who tempted them to this sin?
A. The devil tempted Eve and she gave the fruit to Adam.
Q30 What befell our first parents when they had sinned?
A. Instead of being holy and happy, they became sinful and miserable.
Q31 Did Adam act for himself alone when he sinned?
A. No, he represented all his posterity
Q32 What effect had the sin of Adam on all mankind?
A. All mankind are born in a state of sin and misery.
Q33 What is that sinful nature which we inherit from Adam called?
A. Original sin.
Q34 Did God leave mankind to perish in a state of sin and misery?
A. No, God purposed to save His people by sending a Redeemer.
Q35 Who is the Redeemer of God's elect?
A. The only redeemer of God's elect is the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Tim 2:5
Q36 Who is Jesus Christ?
A. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.
Q37 How did Jesus Christ redeem His people?
A. He kept the whole law for His people and suffered the punishment their sins deserved.
Q38 How could the eternal Son of God obey and suffer for His people?
A. Christ, the Son of God, became man in order to obey and suffer for us.
Q39 How did the Son of God become a man?
A. He was born of the Virgin Mary.
Q40 Did the Lord Jesus Christ ever sin as other men do?
A. No, He was holy, blameless and pure.
Q41 What offices has Christ?
A. Christ has the offices of prophet, priest and king.
Q42 How is Christ a prophet?
A. He teaches us the will of God.
Q43 How is Christ a priest?
A. He died for our sins and pleads with God for us.
Q44 How is Christ a king?
A. He rules over us and defends us.
1 Cor 15:25
Q45 Why do you need Christ as a prophet?
A. Because I am ignorant.
Q46 Why do you need Christ as a priest?
A. Because I am guilty.
Q47 Why do you need Christ as a king?
A. Because I am weak and helpless.
Q48 What kind of a life did Christ live on earth?
A. A life of poverty and suffering.
Q49 What kind of a death did Christ die?
A. The painful and shameful death of the cross.
Q50 Did Christ remain in the grave after His death?
A. No, He rose from the dead on the third day.
1 Cor 15:4
Q51 Where is Christ now?
A. In heaven, at the right hand of God the Father.
Q52 Will Christ come to this earth again?
A. Yes, He will come to judge the world at the last day.
Q53 How does Christ's redemption become mine?
A. By God's effectual call.
2 Tim 1:9
Q54 What is effectual calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God in brining sinners to Christ.
Q55 Where do sinners hear of Christ?
A. In the Gospel which freely offers Christ to all.
Q56 What blessings do sinners who are effectually called receive in this life?
A. The blessings of justification, adoption and sanctification.
1 Cor 1:30
Q57 What is Justification?
A. Justification is God's forgiving sinners and declaring them to be righteous.
2 Cor 5:21
Q58 What is adoption?
A. Adoption is God's receiving sinners into His family as His own dear children.
1 John 3:1a
Q59 What is sanctification?
A. Sanctification id God's making sinners holy in heart and conduct.
1 Thess 5:23
Q60 What becomes of the righteous after death?
A. Their body return to the dust and their spirit goes to be with the Lord.
2 Cor 5:8
Q61 What becomes of the wicked at death?
A. They suffer punishment while they are kept by God for the day of judgment.
Q62 Will the dead be raised to life again?
A. Yes, all the dead shall be raised when Christ comes again.
1 Thess 4:16
Q63 What will become of the wicked in the day of judgment?
A. They shall be cast into the lake of fire.
Q64 What is the lake of fire?
A. A place of dreadful and endless punishment.
Q65 What will become of the righteous in the day of judgment?
A. They shall enter the Father's kingdom in the new heaven and new earth.
Q66What is the new heaven and new earth?
A. The place where God will dwell forever with His people.
Q67 What is the duty which God requires of man?
A. Obedience to His revealed will.
Q68 What is God's revealed will?
A. God's revealed will is His law, which is holy, just and good.
Q69 Where is God's law summarized?
A. In the ten commandments.
Q70 What is the sum of the ten commandments?
A. To love God with all my heart and my neighbour as myself.
Q71 Who is your neighbour?
A. All my fellow men are my neighbours.
Q72 What is the first commandment?
A. The first commandment is, "You shall have no other gods before me."
Q73 What does the first commandment teach us?
A. To worship God alone.
Q74 What is the second commandment?
A. The second commandment is, "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them: for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments."
Q75 What does the second commandment teach us?
A. To worship God in a proper manner and to avoid idolatry.
Q76 What is the third commandment?
A. The third commandment is, "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain."
Q77 What does the third commandment teach us?
A. To reverence God's name, word and works.
Q78 What is the fourth commandment?
A. The fourth commandment is, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath Day and made it holy.
Q79 What does the fourth commandment teach us?
A. To keep the Sabbath holy.
Q80 What day of the week is the Christian Sabbath?
A. The first day of the week, called the Lord's Day.
Q81 Why is it called the Lord's Day?
A. Because on that day Christ rose from the dead.
Q82 How should the Lord's Day be spent?
A. In prayer and praise, in hearing and reading God's Word and in doing good to our fellow men.
Q83 What is the fifth commandment?
A. The fifth commandment is, "Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land the Lord your God gives you."
Q84 What does the fifth commandment teach us?
A. To love and obey our parents and teachers.
Q85 What is the sixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment is, "You shall not murder."
Q86 What does the sixth commandment teach us?
A. To love in heart, speech and conduct
Q87 What is the seventh commandment?
A. The seventh commandment is, "You shall not commit adultery."
Q88 What does the seventh commandment teach us?
A. To be pure in heart, speech and conduct.
Q89 What is the eighth commandment?
A.The eighth commandment is, "You shall not steal."
Q90 What does the eight commandment teach us?
A. To be honest and industrious.
Q91 What is the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment is, "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour."
Q92 What does the ninth commandment teach us?
A. To tell the truth.
Q93 What is the tenth commandment?
A. The tenth commandment is, "You shall not covet your neighbour's house; you shall not covet your neighbour's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbour."
Q94 What does the tenth commandment teach us?
A. To be content with our lot.
Q95 Can any man keep these ten commandments perfectly?
A. No mere man, since the fall of Adam, ever did or can keep the ten commandments perfectly.
Q96 Of what use are the ten commandments to us?
A. They teach us our duty and show us our need of a Saviour.
Q97 What does every sin deserve?
A. The wrath and curse of God.
Q98 Who will escape the wrath of God?
A. Only those who repent of sin, believe in Christ and lead holy lives.
Q99 What is it to repent?
A. To be sorry for sin, to hate it and forsake it because it is displeasing to God.
Q100 What is it to believe or nave faith in Christ?
A. To trust in Christ alone for salvation.
Q101 How many sacraments are there?
Q102 What are they?
A. Baptism and the Lord's Supper
Q103 Who appointed these sacraments?
A. The Lord Jesus Christ.
Q104 Why did Christ appoint these sacraments?
A. To distinguish His disciples from the world and to comfort and strengthen them.
Q105 What is the mode of Baptism?
A. Immersion in water.
Q106 What does baptism represent?
A. Union with Jesus Christ
Q107 In whose name are we baptised?
A. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Q108 Who are to be baptized?
A. Believers only.
Q109 To what does baptism bind you?
A. To be a true follower of Christ.
Q110 What is the Lord's Supper?
A. The eating of the bread and the drinking of the cup in remembrance of the sufferings and death of Christ.
Q111 What does the bread represent?
A. The body of Christ, broken for our sins.
Q112 What does the cup represent?
A. The blood of Christ, shed for our salvation.
Q113 Who should partake of the Lord's Supper?
A. Only those who repent of their sins, believe in Christ for salvation, and love their fellow men.
Q114 What is prayer?
A. Prayer is asking God for things which He has promised to give.
Q115 In whose name should we pray?
A. Only in the name of Christ.
Q116 What has Christ given us to teach us how to pray?
A. The Lord's Prayer.
Q117 Repeat the Lord's Prayer.
A. Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Q118 How many petitions are there in the Lord's Prayer?
Q119 What is the first petition?
A. Hallowed be Thy name.
Q120 What do we pray for in the first petition?
A. That God's name may be honoured by us and all men.
Q121 What is the second petition?
A. Thy kingdom come.
Q122 What do we pray for in the second petition?
A. That the gospel may be preached in all the world and believed and obeyed by us and all men.
2 Thess 3:1
Q123 What is the third petition?
A. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Q124 What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. That men on earth may serve God as the angels do in heaven.
Q125 What is the fourth petition?
A. Give us this day our daily bread.
Q126 What do we pray for in the fourth petition?
A. That God would give us all things needful for our bodies and souls.
Q127 What is the fifth petition?
A. And forgive us our debts as also we have forgiven our debtors.
Q128 What do we pray for in the fifth petition?
A. That God would pardon our sins for Christ's sake, and enable us to forgive those who have injured us.
Q129 What is the sixth petition?
A. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Q130 What do we pray for in the sixth petition?
A. That God would keep us from sin.