Baptist Catechism: Question Two

Baptist Catechism: Question Two

6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Hebrews 11:6

1  The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;
there is none who does good.

Psalm 14:1

The 1695 Catechism continues with question two by asking “Should everyone believe there is a God?” It is a great follow-up to “who is the greatest being?” If God is the greatest being, then everyone should believe He exists, and it would be a great detriment to their life not to believe He exists.

Hebrews 11:6 tells us that it is actually impossible to please Him without first believing in His existence, and then also believing that He rewards those who seek Him.

Psalm 14:1 takes it even farther. Not only is it foolish that someone would deny God’s existence, but the psalmist says there is no one good apart from God. Left to our own devices, we are corrupt and do abominable actions. We not only should believe in God… We need to believe in God. Without God we will be stuck in sin and folly.

This is a convicting encouragement. There is hope, and that hope is set on the great and wonderful foundation of God! He is a living God and He rewards those who seek Him!

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