Westminster Shorter Catechism – Question 7

What man is to believe concerning God

Question: What are the decrees of God?

Answer: The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass. (Eph. 1:4,11Rom. 9:22–23)

Scripture Support

Eph. 1:4 just as aHe chose us in Him before bthe foundation of the world, that we would be choly and blameless before 1Him din love,

Eph. 1:11 In 1Him, we also 2ahave been made an inheritance, having been bpredestined caccording to the purpose of Him who works all things daccording to the counsel of His will,

Rom. 9:22 And 1what if God, wanting to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much apatience vessels of wrath bhaving been prepared for destruction,

Rom. 9:23 and in order that He might make known athe riches of His glory upon bvessels of mercy, which He cprepared beforehand for glory—

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture support comes from the Legacy Standard Bible in Accordance.

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