Shorter Catechism

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Shorter Catechism

n
(Protestantism) chiefly Presbyterian Church the more widely used and influential of two catechisms of religious instruction drawn up in 1647
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Romans 8:29), or as the Westminster Shorter Catechism puts it--to know God and enjoy Him forever (Williamson, 2003).
For instance, in describing the nature of Christ, the Westminster Shorter Catechism (Question 21) speaks of Jesus Christ as the Redeemer of "God's elect", stating, "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 continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, for ever".
Article V of the Twelve Articles deals with God's creation of humanity, quoting Question 10 of Westminster Shorter Catechism, (33) and concludes saying, "All men [sic.
15) The original Preamble of the Korean Presbyterian church as it was adopted in 1907 is as follows: "The Presbyterian Church of Korea, adopting the following as its Confession of Faith, to be subscribed by ministers, licentiates, ciders and deacons, does not thereby reject the doctrinal standards of the parent churches, which established the Church in Korea, but, on the contrary, commends them especially the Westminster Confession of Faith, and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms--as worthy exponents of the Word of God, and as systems of doctrine to be taught in our Churches and Seminaries; and adopts as the catechism of the Church, the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism put it well, when, answering the question "What is the chief end of man?
I grew up in an age when there'd long ceased to be any mention of the Westminster Shorter Catechism in our Sunday school.
For example, The Baptist Catechism (1683/84) was patterned closely after The Westminster Shorter Catechism, rarely deviating from verbatim quotation in the shared articles.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism, in The Book of Confessions (Louisville: The Office of the General Assembly, 1994), 182; and The Baptist Catechism (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1952/1683/4), 20.
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