Baltimore Catechism One: Lesson First
On the End of Man
Q. Who made the world?
A. God made the world.
Q. Who is God?
A. God is the Creator of Heaven and earth, and of all things.
Q. What is man?
A. Man is a creature composed of body and soul, and made to the image and likeness of God.
Q. Why did God make you?
A. God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in Heaven.
Q. What must we do to save our souls?
A. To save our souls we must worship God by faith, hope, and charity; that is, we must believe in Him, hope in Him, and love Him with all our heart.
Q. How shall we know the things which we are to believe?
A. We shall know the things which we are to believe from the Catholic Church, through which God speaks to us.
Q. Where shall we find the chief truths which the Church teaches?
A. We shall find the chief truths which the Church teaches in the Apostle’s Creed.
Say the Apostle’s Creed.
– Lucas G. Westman