Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers

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Great little book. We're giving it to our Confirmands as a way to acknowledge that it is okay to still have questions after they are confirmed. I've had adults in the congregation tell me they wish they had a copy of it because they have some of those same questions. Read full review

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Contents

Presbyterian History and Heritage
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2 What are the origins of Presbyterian churches in the United States?
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3 What do we mean by a Reformed church or Reformed theology?
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4 What is Calvinism?
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5 Why do Presbyterians have so many confessions of faith?
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6 What makes Presbyterians different from Luther ans or Methodists or Baptists?
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7 Why are Presbyterians associated with predestination?
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Bible
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48 What is predestination?
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49 Should I worry that I am not one of Gods elect?
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SO Can I lose my salvation?
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What does it mean to be a church member?
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52 Why is the church so full of sinners?
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53 What are the visible and the invisible church?
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54 What is the priesthood of all believers?
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55 What do Presbyterian churches put such a stress on Christian education?
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9 What is the purpose of the Bible?
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1O What do we mean when we gay the Bible is Gods Word?
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11 Why is the Bible considered an authority for the Church?
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12 Since we have the New Testament why do we need the Old Testament?
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13 Are there errors in the Bible?
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14 How do Presbyterians interpret the Bible?
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15 Do Presbyterians believe in a literal Adam and Eve?
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God
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17 How can we Know God?
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18 What is the Trinity?
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19 What are some practical results of believing in the Trinity?
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2O What is the providence of God?
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21 Does God will evil and suffering in the world and in our lives?
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22 Is God male?
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Christ
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24 Where was Jesus before he came to earth?
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25 Do Presbyterians believe in the virgin birth of Jesus?
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26 Why did Jesus come into the world?
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27 Why did Jesus have to die?
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28 What is the meaning of the cross?
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29 Did Jesus really rise from the dead and what does his resurrection mean?
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3O What is the purpose of life?
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31 What does it mean to say humans are created in image of God?
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32 What is sin?
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33 Why do we sin?
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34 Do Presbyterians believe that humans are totally evil?
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35 What do we mean by original sin?
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36 Do we have free will?
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Holy Spirit
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38 In what ways does the Holy Spirit work in the church?
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39 What do we believe about the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
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4O What do Presbyterians believe about the of the Holy Spirit?
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41 Is speaking in tongues a necessary sign of the Holy Spirit in ones life?
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42 What is the Holy Spirits role in evangelism?
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43 Does the Holy Spirit work outside the church?
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Salvation
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45 What does it mean to be saved?
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46 Must we be baptized in order to be saved?
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47 Will nonChristians be saved?
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56 What is the mission of the church?
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57 What should be the churchs relation to culture?
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Worship
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59 Why does the prayer of confession list sins I never commit?
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60 Why dont Presbyterian churches have altars?
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61 Why dont Presbyterian churches have altar calls?
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62 What is preaching and why is it important?
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63 Why do Presbyterians insist sacraments be celebrated only in worship services?
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64 What is the relation between worship and the rest of life?
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Sacraments
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66 Why are sacraments important?
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67 Why do Presbyterians baptize babies?
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68I do not remember my baptism as an infant Can I be rebaptized?
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69 What happens in the Lords Supper?
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7O Do we really eat and drink the body and blood of Jesus in the Lords Supper?
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71 Can unconfirmed children and nonchurch members take Communion?
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Christian Life
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73 Do Presbyterians believe that Christians can attain perfection in this life?
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74 If we are Christians do we have to obey Goofs
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75 Does God answer prayer?
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76 Does God heal today?
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77 How do we Know the will of God?
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78 What is my Christian vocation?
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Reign of God
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8O What do we believe about the end of the world?
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81 When will Jesus come again?
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82 Do Presbyterians have to worry about being left behind?
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83 What do Presbyterians believe about the millennium?
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84 What is the resurrection of the body?
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85 What is the Kingdom of God?
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Polity
103
87 Where is ordination?
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88 What are elders and what dog do?
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89 What are deacons and what do they do?
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9O What is a presbytery and what does it do?
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91 What is a General Assembly and what does it do?
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92 What is church discipline and why is it important?
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For Further Reading
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