Question 1

What is the chief end of man?

Answer

Man’s chief end is to glorify God,

1 Cor. 10:31

and to enjoy him for ever.

Psalm 73:25-26

Question 2

What rule has God given to direct us how we may glorify him?

Answer

The Word of God which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments

Ephes. 2:20; 2 Tim. 3:16

is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify God and enjoy him.

1 John 1:3

What do the Scriptures principally teach?

Answer

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

2 Tim. 1:13; Eccles. 12:13

Question 4

What is God?

Answer

God is Spirit,

John 4:24

infinite,

Job 11:7

eternal,

Psalm 90:2; 1 Tim. 1:17

and unchangeable

James 1:17

in his being,

Exodus 3:14

wisdom, power,

Psalm 147:5

holiness,

Rev. 4:8

justice, goodness and truth.

Exodus 34:6-7

Question 5

Are there more Gods than one?

Answer

There is but one only,

Deut. 6:4

the living and true God.

Jeremiah 10:10

—Puritan Catechism