Christian Catechism - Introduction

Introduction

What should be our chief aim in this life? To live in God’s communion, enjoy his favor, and obtain eternal happiness hereafter. – Matt. 6: 33.
Have we not to care for temporal sustenance? We have; but in a Christian manner, so that we seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness. – Matt. 6: 31-34.
What is the kingdom of God, or in what does it consist? In this life it is within all believers – it is righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit – it is an eternal, blissful life with God and all the elect. – Luke.17:21, Rom. 14:14, Rev. 21:4.
How do we attain it? By faith in God through Jesus Christ, our Savior.-John 17: 3, Heb. 11: 6.
Will a mere oral profession of our faith suffice? No: Faith without works is dead; faith must work by love. –James 2: 26, Galatians 6: 6.

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