Westminster Larger Catechism

Reformed Anthropology

Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever.

The word of God, which is contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him.

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

God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.

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

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.

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.

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

The work of creation is, God’s making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.

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