Thursday, September 11, 2014

Craig's Catechism: My Favorite Passages - Part 2

Craig's Catechism: My Favorite Passages - Part 1
Craig's Catechism: My Favorite Passages - Part 2


In a previous post, I began highlighting a number of passages from John Craig's two catechisms from the 16th century. Both catechisms are featured in my newest book Knox's Colleague: The Life and Catechisms of John Craig. Below are ten more favorites:
Q. What is true faith?
A. An assured knowledge of God’s mercy toward us for Christ’s sake according to his promise.

Q. How is justification offered to us?
A. By the preaching of the gospel.

Q. Can our faith be without a godly life?
A. No more than fire without heat.

Q. What is the reason for that?
A. Because Christ sanctifies all whom he justifies.

Q. What is true repentance?
A. It is the hatred of sin and love of justice.

Q. How long should we continue in repentance?
A. All the days of our lives.

Q. Is all flesh hereby accursed and damned?
A. Yes, but God has given a sufficient remedy in Christ.

Q. What is prayer or calling upon God?
A. It is a humble lifting up of our minds and hearts to God.

Q. What is prayer in a strange language?
A. It is a plain mockery of God.

Q. What are the grounds of our assurance?
A. God’s promise, his Spirit in us, and our Mediator.

For more:
New Book Announcement - "Knox's Colleague: The Life and Ministry of John Craig"
The First Cause of Our Salvation: John Craig on God's Eternal Election
John Craig on the Difference Between the Law and the Gospel
"The School of Faith" by Thomas F. Torrance: A Review
"Scottish Theology" by T. F. Torrance: A Review 
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