A catechism for boys and girls by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
was written so that parents might have a systematic way of training
up their children in the Word of God.

Q. 1 - Who made you? Psalm 139:1, 13-16

Answer: God made me

Q. 2 - What else did God make? Genesis 1:1, 20, 24, 27

Answer: God made all things.

Q. 3 - Why did God make you and all things? Ephesians 1:5-6

Answer: For His own glory.

Q. 4 - How can you glorify God? Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Matthew 5:16

Answer: By loving Him and doing what He commands.

Q. 5 - Why ought you to glorify God? I Corinthians 6:19-20; Psalm 139:1-24

Answer: Because He made me and takes care of me.

Q. 6 - Are there more gods than one? Deuteronomy 4:35

Answer: There is only one God.

Q. 7 - In how many persons does this one God exist? Matthew 28:19

Answer:In three persons.

Q. 8 - What are they? Matthew 28:19

Answer: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Q. 9 - Who is God? John 4:24

Answer: God is a spirit, and has not a body like men.

Q. 10 - Where is God? Psalm 139:7-10

Answer: God is everywhere.

Q. 11 - Can you see God? Exodus 33:20; John 1:18

Answer: No; I cannot see God, but He always sees me.

Q. 12 - Does God know all things? Jeremiah 23:24

Answer: Yes. Nothing can be hidden from God.

Q. 13 - Can God do all things? Matthew 19:26

Answer: Yes. God can do all His holy will.

Q. 14 - Where do you learn how to love and obey God? Psalm 119:11

Answer: In the Bible alone.

Q. 15 - Who wrote the Bible? Jeremiah 30:2; II Timothy 3:16

Answer: Holy men who were taught by the Holy Spirit.

Q. 16 - Who were our first parents? Genesis 1:27

Answer: Adam and Eve.

Q. 17 - Of what were our first parents made? Genesis 2:7,21

Answer: God made the body of Adam out of the ground and formed Eve from the body of Adam.

Q. 18 - What did God give Adam and Eve besides bodies? Genesis 2:7; Ecclesiastes 12:7

Answer: He gave them souls that could never die.

Q. 19 - Have you a soul as well as a body? I Corinthians 6:19

Answer: Yes. I have a soul that can never die.

Q. 20 - How do you know that you have a soul? I Corinthians 6:19

Answer: Because the Bible tells me so.

Q. 21 - In what condition did God make Adam and Eve? Genesis 1:31; 2:25

Answer: He made them holy and happy.

Q. 22 - Did Adam and Eve stay holy and happy? Genesis 3:6, 22-24

Answer: No. They sinned against God.

Q. 23 - What is sin? I John 3:4; I John 5:17

Answer: Sin is any transgression of the law of God.

Q. 24 - What is meant by transgression? I John 3:4; 5:17

Answer: Doing what God forbids. Lawlessness.

Q. 25 - What was the sin of our first parents? Genesis 2:16-17; 3:6

Answer: Eating the forbidden fruit.

Q. 26 - Why did they eat the forbidden fruit? Genesis 3:4-5

Answer: Because they did not believe what God said.

Q. 27 - Who tempted them to this sin? Genesis 3:1-5

Answer: The devil tempted Eve, and she gave the fruit to Adam.

Q. 28 - What happened to our first parents when they had sinned? Genesis 3:16-19, 23

Answer: Instead of being holy and happy, they became sinful and miserable.

Q. 29 - What effect had the sin of Adam on all mankind? Romans 5:12

Answer: All mankind are born in a state of sin and misery.

Q. 30 - What do we inherit from Adam as a result of this original sin? Psalm 51:5

Answer: A sinful nature.

31. What does every sin deserve? Romans 6:23

32. Can anyone go to heaven with this sinful nature? Revelation 21:27; Ezekiel 11:19-20

33. What is a change of heart called? John 3:1-8

34. Who can change a sinner’s heart? Titus 3:5-6; 1 Corinthians 6:10-11

35. What is righteousness? Psalm 145:7

36. Can anyone be saved by his own righteousness? Romans 3:23

37. What is a covenant? Genesis 21:22-24

38. What is the covenant of grace? Hebrews 8:8-12

39. What did Christ undertake in the covenant of Grace? 1 Peter 2:21-24

40. Did our Lord Jesus Christ ever sin? 1 John 3:5

41. How could the Son of God suffer? Philippians 2:5-8

42. What is meant by the atonement? Galatians 3:13

43. What did God the Father undertake in the covenant of grace? 1 Corinthians 6:11

44. What is justification? Romans 4:7-8

45. What is sanctification? Ephesians 1:3-4

46. For whom did Christ obey and suffer? Isaiah 53:4-6, John 17:6

47. What kind of life did Christ live on earth? 2 Corinthians 5:21

48. What kind of death did Christ die? Matthew 20: 17-19

49. Who will be saved? Acts 16:31; 2 Corinthians 7:10

50. What is it to repent? 2 Chronicles 7:14

51. What is it to believe in Christ? John 14:6; John 3:16

52. Can you repent and believe in Christ by your own power? Titus 3:4-6

53. How can you receive the Holy Spirit? Luke 11:13

54. How were godly persons saved before the coming of Christ? John 8:56

55. How did they show their faith? Exodus 29:36

56. What did these sacrifices represent? Hebrews 9:12-14; John 1:29

57. What does Christ do for his people? Deuteronomy 18:18; Hebrews 7:26-27; John 12:13

58. Why is Christ a prophet? Deuteronomy 18:18

59. Why is Christ a priest? Hebrews 7:24-25

60. Why is Christ a king? Philippians 2:9-11

61. Why do you need Christ as a prophet? Proverbs 20:24

62. Why do you need Christ as a priest? Jeremiah 17:9

63. Why do you need Christ as a king? Psalm 6:1-3

64. How many commandments did God give on Mount Sinai? Exodus 20:1-17

65. What are the Ten Commandments sometimes called? Romans 7:7

66. What do the first four commandments teach? Exodus 20:1-26

67. What do the last six commandments teach? Exodus 20:1-26

68. What is the sum of the Ten Commandments? Matthew 22:36-40

69. Who is your neighbor? Luke 10:29-37

70. Is God pleased with those who love and obey him? Psalm 146:8

71. Is God pleased with those who do not love and obey him? Psalm 7:11; Isaiah 13:9

72. What is the first commandment? Exodus 20: 1-17 (use for questions 72-94)

73. What does the first commandment teach us?

74. What is the second commandment?

75. What does the second commandment teach us?

76. What is the third commandment?

77. What does the third commandment teach us?

78. What is the fourth commandment?

79. What does the fourth commandment teach us?

80. What day of the week is the Christian Sabbath?

81. Why is it called the Lord’s day? Mark 16:2

82. How should the Sabbath be kept? Exodus 20: 8-11

83. What is the fifth commandment?

84. What does the fifth commandment teach us?

85. What is the sixth commandment?

86. What does the sixth commandment teach us?

87. What is the seventh commandment?

88. What does the seventh commandment teach us?

89. What is the eighth commandment?

90. What does the eighth commandment teach us?

91. What is the ninth commandment?

92. What does the ninth commandment teach us?

93. What is the tenth commandment?

94. What does the tenth commandment teach us?

95. Can any man keep these Ten Commandments perfectly? James 2:10

96. Of what use are the Ten Commandments to us? Romans 8:3-4

97. What is Prayer? Matthew 6:6

98. In whose name should we pray? John 14:12-14

99. What has Christ given us to teach us how to pray? Matthew 6:9-13

100. Repeat the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:9-13 (use for questions 99-113)

101. How many petitions are there in the Lord’s Prayer?

102. What is the first petition?

103. What do we pray for in the first petition?

104. What is the second petition?

105. What do we pray for in the second petition?

106. What is the third petition?

107. What do we pray for in the third petition?

108. What is the fourth petition?

109. What do we pray for in the fourth petition?

110. What is the fifth petition?

111. What do we pray for in the fifth petition?

112. What is the sixth petition?

113. What do we pray for in the sixth petition?

114. How does the Holy Spirit bring us to salvation? Romans 10:17

115. How can we know the Word of God? II Timothy 2:15

116. What is a church? Psalm 111:1; Isaiah 2:3

117. What two ordinances did Christ give to his Church? Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20

118. Why did Christ give these ordinances? Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20

119. What is baptism? Romans 6:3-4

120. What is the purpose of baptism? Acts 22:16

121. Who are to be baptized? Acts 2:38

122. Should babies be baptized?

123. What is the Lord’s Supper? Luke 22:19-20

124. What does the bread represent? Matthew 26:26

125. What does the wine represent? Matthew 26:27-28

126. Who should partake of the Lord’s Supper? I Corinthians 10:16-17; 11:26-28

127. Did Christ remain in the tomb after his crucifixion? Mark 16:6

128. Where is Christ now? Romans 8:34

129. Will Christ come again? Matthew 24:30-31

130. What happens to men when they die? Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 12:5

131. Will the bodies of the dead be raised to life again? I Thessalonians 4:14

132. What will happen to the wicked in the day of judgment? Psalm 9:17

133. What is hell? Revelation 20:10

134. What will happen to the righteous in the day of judgment? John 14:2-3; Luke 23:43

135. What is heaven? Revelation 22:1-5