From the Preface:
My First Catechism is a simple primer on the Christian faith in general and the Reformed Baptist faith in particular
(as it is preserved and expressed in the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith).
The structure and outline are designed to follow that of the 1693 Baptist Catechism which has been widely influential among Baptist Churches worldwide.
We have attempted to make the sequence of questions and answers as clear as possible so that they are more accessible to young children.
What is Catechizing? It is systematic instruction using simple questions and answers. Catechizing has proven to be an effective means for the spiritual nurturing of children. Beginning with the 1693 Baptist Catechism and then further aided by the 1776 printing of Benjamin Beddome’s ‘A Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism’ they have been used as a common form for expressing and committing to memory key elements of Scripture and the Baptist/Reformed system of doctrine.
It would be ideal then, if children began learning the answers as they begin to talk. By doing so, they will add to their vocabulary the words that reflect biblical truth and especially the doctrines of grace. This will be a stepping stone to prepare them to later study the 1693 Baptist Catechism and the 1689 Baptist Confession as they mature.
‘So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.’ (Rom 10:17)
According to God’s sovereign will, our hope and prayer is that as our children are taught the truths of Scripture they will be brought into the bonds of the covenant of grace through saving faith.
My First Catechism
My First Catechism - Teaching Kids Biblical Truth
Compiled by: Rev. Doug Barger
80 lb. cover stock
Paperback / Perfect Binding
66 pgs. w/ large format and illustrations for kids to color.
Size: aprox. 5.5w x 8.0h
Publisher: Crown & Cross Books
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