February 3: The School & Family Catechist – WSC Q. 5

THE SCHOOL & FAMILY CATECHIST.

Q.5. Are there more Gods than one?

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

EXPLICATION.

Living God.—God is styled the living God, because He alone is possessed of life in himself, and because he is the Author of that life which is enjoyed by every created being.

True God.—God is so called, because He alone is infinitely perfect, and also to distinguish Him from the false gods which Heathens worship.

ANALYSIS.

In this answer there are two things asserted:

  1. That there is only one God.—Deut. vi. 4. Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord.
  2. That he is the living, and true God.— Jer. x. 10. The Lord is the true God: he is the living God.

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