Well. The questions this week are not for the faint of heart. There are some big words, big concepts, and some big personal properties that are going to need some explaining, and to be frank it’s not going to be the easiest thing to do in the space of this Thursday catechism helper, however, the beauty of the doctrine of the Trinity is that it is more than worth our time to take as big and as flavorful a bite as we can. The glory of God is so vast that it will take an eternity in Heaven to grasp, yet so simple that the childlike faith Christ calls us to have is more than sufficient to gain much for our day-to-day to help us as we face whatever is going on in our lives.
So, without much more ado here are the questions and answers from the Larger Catechism for today:
Q. 10. What are the personal properties of the three persons in the Godhead?
A. It is proper to the Father to beget the Son, and to the Son to be begotten of the Father, and to the Holy Ghost to proceed from the Father and the Son from all eternity.
Q. 11. How does it appear that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God equal with the Father?
A. The scriptures manifest that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God equal with the Father, ascribing unto them such names, attributes, works, and worship, as are proper to God only.