Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 8

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Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 8
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Q. 8. How doth God execute his decrees?

A. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence.

— Westminster Shorter Catechism


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Need of the Church (A. W. Tozer)

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Need of the Church (A. W. Tozer)
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The most critical need of the church at this moment is men, bold men, free men. The church must seek, in prayer and much humility, the coming again of men made of the stuff of which prophets and martyrs are made.

— A. W. Tozer


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Prayer (John Bunyan)

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Prayer (John Bunyan)
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If thou wouldst more fully express thyself before the Lord, study, first, thy filthy estate; secondly, God’s promises; thirdly, the heart of Christ.

— John Bunyan

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Belonging to God

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Belonging to God (Thomas Brooks)
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I am His by purchase and I am His by conquest; I am His by donation and I am His by election; I am His by covenant and I am His by marriage; I am wholly His; I am peculiarly His; I am universally His; I am eternally His.

— Thomas Brooks

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To God All Praise and Glory (Johann Schutz)

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To God All Praise and Glory (Johann Schutz)
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The Lord forsaketh not his flock, his chosen generation; he is their refuge and their rock, their peace and their salvation. As with a mother’s tender hand he leads his own, his chosen band, to God all praise and glory!

— Johann Schutz


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Westminster Shorter Catechism Question

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Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 7
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Q. 7. What are the decrees of God?

A. 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 to pass.

— Westminster Shorter Catechism

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There Is a God Thomas Brooks)

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There Is a God (Thomas Brooks)
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He that doth not believe that there is a God, is more vile then a devil. To deny there is a God, is a sort of atheism that is not to be found in hell.

— Thomas Brooks

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God’s Sovereignty (Jonathan Edwards)

God’s Sovereignty

Absolute sovereignty is what I love to ascribe to God. God’s sovereignty has ever appeared to me, a part of his glory. It has often been my delight to approach God, and adore him as a sovereign God.

— Jonathan Edwards

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A Christian Minister (William Carey)

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A Christian Minister (William Carey)
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A Christian minister is a person who in a peculiar sense is not his own. He is the servant of God, and therefore ought to be wholly devoted to Him.

— William Carey

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Saved Households (C. H. Spurgeon)

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Saved Households (C. H. Spurgeon)
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There are some households where all are saved — how happy they should be! — where every son and every daughter, father, and mother are all believers — a church in the house, a church of which the whole of the house is comprised. It is such an unspeakable blessing that those who enjoy it ought never to cease to praise God for it day and night.

C. H. Spurgeon

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Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 6

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Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 6
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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; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.
— Westminster Shorter Catechism


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A Man’s Needs (Thomas Chalmers)

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A man’s needs are few. The simpler the life, therefore, the better. Indeed, only three things are truly necessary in order to make life happy: the blessing of God, the benefit of books, and the benevolence of friends.

— Thomas Chalmers


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Sorrow (Francis Schaeffer)

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Sorrow (Francis Schaeffer)
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Our trusting the Lord does not mean that there are not times of tears. I think it is a mistake as Christians to act as though trusting the Lord and tears are not compatible.

— Francis Schaeffer

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Prayer (Ezekiel Hopkins)

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Prayer
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God has commanded us to pray that we might be prepared to receive from him what he is always ready and willing to confer upon us.

— Ezekiel Hopkins

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To God Be the Glory (George Whitefield)

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To God Be the Glory
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Not unto us, not unto us, but unto thy free, thy unmerited, thy sovereign, distinguishing love and mercy, O Lord, be all the glory.

— George Whitefield


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God’s Divine Perfections (William Kethe)

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God’s Divine Perfections
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All people that on earth do dwell, sing to the Lord with cheerful voice; Him serve with fear, His praise forth-tell, come ye before him and rejoice.

— William Kethe (From Psalm 100)


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Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 5

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Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 5
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Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one?

A. There is but one only, the living and true God.

— Westminster Shorter Catechism

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