In 1 Corinthians 14:19 Paul says, “In the church I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.” In Galatians 6:6 he says, “Let him who is taught the word share all good things with him who teaches.” Acts 18:25 says that Apollos “has been instructed in the way of the Lord.”
In the MCF, the first article of faith states: “The Holy Scriptures, as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and constitute the only supreme authority in all matters of faith” (MCF Constitution, 2019). In each of these verses quoted above the Greek word for “instruct” or “teach” is katecheo. From this word we get our English word “catechize”. It simply means to teach Biblical truth in an orderly way. Generally, this is done with questions and answers accompanied by Biblical support and explanation. The practice of teaching the Truth as stipulated in the Scriptures through foundational questions is rooted in the Church’s history, but it is a practice that is rarely performed today. We in the MCF see great value in such practice, so we have prepared a collection of such questions and Biblical answers to create a catechism for the members of the MCF of Canada.
Each week, we will post one question and its corresponding answer along with the Scripture references that support the answer. The Scripture references posted with each question will have hyperlinks so that you can quickly verify that the answer given is in accordance with the Bible. Considering the question, its answer and the references that support the answer will take only a few minutes.
DO THIS AND YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED IN THE FAITH,
MEDITATE ON THE TRUTHS PRESENTED AND YOU WILL GROW IN YOUR FAITH,
MEMORIZE THESE TRUTHS AND YOU WILL BECOME AN INSTRUMENT OF GOD’S GRACE TO OTHERS.