Question 1

What is the chief end of man?


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?


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?


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?


God is Spirit,

John 4:24


Job 11:7


Psalm 90:2; 1 Tim. 1:17

and unchangeable

James 1:17

in his being,

Exodus 3:14

wisdom, power,

Psalm 147:5


Rev. 4:8

justice, goodness and truth.

Exodus 34:6-7

Question 5

Are there more Gods than one?


There is but one only,

Deut. 6:4

the living and true God.

Jeremiah 10:10

—Puritan Catechism