You may now read commentary on these questions from The Baptist Catechism exclusive to CredoCovenant here.
Q.1: Who is the first and chiefest being?
A. God is the first and chiefest being.
( Isaiah 44:6; 48:12; Psalm 97:9 )
Q.2: Ought everyone to believe there is a God?
A. Everyone ought to believe there is a God; and it is their great sin and folly who do not.
Q.3: How may we know there is a God?
A. The light of nature in man and the works of God plainly declare there is a God; but His Word and Spirit only do it fully and effectually for the salvation of sinners.
( Romans 1:19-20; Psalm 19:1-3; Acts 17:24; 1Corinthians 2:10; 2Timothy 3:15-16 )
Q.4: What is the Word of God?
A. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, and the only certain rule of faith and obedience.
( 2Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 2:20 )
Q.5: May all men make use of the Holy Scriptures?
A. All men are not only permitted, but commanded and exhorted to read, hear, and understand the Holy Scriptures.
( John 5:38; Revelation 17:18-19; Acts 8:30 )
Q.6: What things are chiefly contained in the Holy Scriptures?
A. The Holy Scriptures chiefly contain what man ought to believe concerning God, and what duty God requireth of man.