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Shorter Catechism

𝒬 6. How many persons are there in the godhead?

𝒜. There are three persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;1 and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.2

  1. Matthew 3:16-17

    And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

    Matthew 28:19

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

    2 Corinthians 13:14

    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

    1 Peter 1:2

    according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:

    May grace and peace be multiplied to you. (ESV)

  2. Psalm 45:6

    Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
    The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;

    John 1:1

    1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    John 17:5

    And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

    Acts 5:3-4

    But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

    Romans 9:5

    To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

    Colossians 2:9

    For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,

    Jude 1:24-25

    Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (ESV)

Larger Catechism

𝒬 9. How many persons are there in the Godhead?

𝒜. There be three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;1 and these three are one true, eternal God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory; although distinguished by their personal properties.2

  1. Matthew 3:16-17

    And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

    Matthew 28:19

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

    2 Corinthians 13:14

    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (ESV)

  2. John 1:1

    1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    Genesis 1:1-3

    1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

    And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

    John 17:5

    And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

    John 10:30

    I and the Father are one.”

    Psalm 45:6

    Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
    The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;

    Hebrews 1:8-9

    But of the Son he says,

    “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
    the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
    You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
    therefore God, your God, has anointed you
    with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

    Acts 5:3-4

    But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

    Romans 9:5

    To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

    Colossians 2:9

    For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, (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.