OK, on to question 2:

What is God?

God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will.

While last week‘s question was based on Heidelberg, this one is Westminster, it’s got bits of CC1-3 and SC4,7-9 in it. In particular, we retain SC4’s trio of “eternal, infinite, and unchangeable”, but SC4’s septet has been scrambled some, and holiness and being were swapped for power and glory; I suppose two p’s and two g’s aids memorization, but otherwise I’m not sure I see the point of changing the original list of qualities that many would have already memorized.

Video by Don Carson (lacking the John Waters mustache I’ve seen on him before) will surely be good. The prayer, which focuses on sovereignty, is by John Wesley!

I believe, O sovereign Goodness, 0 mighty Wisdom, that thou dost sweetly order and govern all things, even the most minute, even the most noxious, to thy glory, and the good of those that love thee. I believe, O Father of the families of heaven and earth, that thou so disposest all events, as may best magnify thy goodness to all thy children, especially those whose eyes wait upon thee.

Sounds pretty Calvinist to me!



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