Catechism Question

Catechism question(s) of the week for Resurrection Sunday:

Q. 17. What is sin?
A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of the law of God.

Q. 18. What was the sin whereby our first parents, fell from the state wherein they were created?
A. The sin whereby our first parents fell from the state wherein they were created, was their eating the
forbidden fruit.

Q. 19. Did all mankind fall in Adam’s first transgression?
A. The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself but for his posterity, all mankind, descending
from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him in his first transgression.

Q. 20. Into what state did the fall bring mankind?
A. The fall brought mankind into a state of sin and misery.

Q. 21. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that state whereinto man fell?
A. The sinfulness of that state whereinto man fell, consists in the guilt of Adam’s first sin, the want of original
righteousness, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called original sin, together with all
actual transgressions which proceed from it.

Q. 22. What is the misery of that state whereinto man fell?
A. All mankind, by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all
the miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever.

Q. 23. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the state of sin and misery?
A. God having, out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a
covenant of grace, to deliver them out of the state of sin and misery, and to bring them into a state of salvation,
by a Redeemer.

Q. 24. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?
A. The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who being the eternal Son of God, became man,
and so was and continues to be God and man, in two distinct natures, and one person, for ever.

Benjamin Keach, The Baptist Catechism, Commonly Called Keach’s Catechism: Or, a Brief Instruction in the Principles of the Christian Religion
(Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1851), 6–8.

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