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𝒬 3. What do the scriptures principally teach?

𝒜. The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God,1 and what duty God requires of man.2

  1. Genesis 1:1

    1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

    John 5:39

    You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

    John 20:31

    but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

    Romans 10:17

    So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

    2 Timothy 3:15

    and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (ESV)

  2. Deuteronomy 10:12-13

    “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?

    Joshua 1:8

    This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

    Psalm 119:105

    Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.

    Micah 6:8

    He has told you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
    but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

    2 Timothy 3:16-17

    All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (ESV)

Larger Catechism

𝒬 5. What do the Scriptures principally teach?

𝒜. The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God,1 and what duty God requires of man.2

  1. Genesis 1:1

    1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

    Exodus 34:5-7

    The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

    Psalm 48:1

    48:1 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised
    in the city of our God!
    His holy mountain,

    John 20:31

    but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

    2 Timothy 3:15

    and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (ESV)

  2. Deuteronomy 10:12-13

    “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?

    2 Timothy 3:15-17

    and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

    Acts 16:30-31

    Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (ESV)


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Based on Calendar of Readings in the Westminster Standards by Dr. Joey Pipa. Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.