Monday, February 23, 2009

Catachims meet Jake

Oh the conversations which proceed from the Westminster Shorter Catechism.

Q 16. "Did all mankind fall in Adam's first transgression?"

A. "The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself, but for his posterity; all mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him, in his first transgression."

"But mom! Isn't it cool that it skipped Jesus AND plant eaters!?"

(what in the world?!)

"Why plant eaters?"

"Because they didn't ever eat meat!"

Thus followed a conversation on a) the souls of humans and b) the eating of meat.


Sheri said...

I love his mind! As we so often say "only Jake..."!!!!

Kellie said...

Well, I'm so glad to know that he is still a kid and doesn't know everything... yet :)

The Six of Us said...

But he is turning into quite the little "know-it-all."

JPB said...

We're taking more of the "narrative catechesis" approach for the time being, but I'm sure some time we'll get to the 39 articles. Most looking forward to

And the other Books (as Hierome saith) the Church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine; such are these following:

The Third Book of Esdras, The rest of the Book of Esther,
The Fourth Book of Esdras, The Book of Wisdom,
The Book of Tobias, Jesus the Son of Sirach,
The Book of Judith, Baruch the Prophet,
The Song of the Three Children, The Prayer of Manasses,
The Story of Susanna, The First Book of Maccabees,
Of Bel and the Dragon, The Second Book of Maccabees.

XXII. Of Purgatory.
The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping and Adoration, as well of Images as of Relics, and also Invocation of Saints, is a fond thing, vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God.


XXIX. Of the Wicked, which eat not the Body of Christ in the use of the Lord's Supper.
The Wicked, and such as be void of a lively faith, although they do carnally and visibly press with their teeth (as Saint Augustine saith) the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ; yet in no wise are they partakers of Christ: but rather, to their condemnation, do eat and drink the sign or Sacrament of so great a thing.


Janine the Bean said...

Sometimes the wordiness of the Catechism overwhelms me.