Summary Catechisms

Q1: Elect believer, what do you believe about the LORD’s glory revealed to you?

A1: I believe the Triune LORD has revealed his glory through his persons and works to me by his Word and Spirit, from him as omnipresent, omniholy, omnisufficient, omniscient, omniharmonious, omnipotent, omnifaithful and omnihistorical, with both cursed and blessed faces, that I, as his elect created saint, might love, worship, and trust him for his supremacy, majesty and glory.

Q2: Elect believer, what do you believe about the two faces of the Triune LORD’s glory revealed to the incarnate Christ, that his derivative glory might be formed in him, declared on him and reflected by him?

A2: The two faces of the LORD’s glory are reflected from the Divine Trinity to the incarnate humanity of Christ, by the Spirit forming his derivative attributes in him to fulfill the law, reflecting his glory by anointing him to the perpetual offices of prophet, priest and king to serve in the assembly, creation and diaspora on earth as in heaven, declaring the curse on him to make propitiation and forgiveness of sins for his elect, declaring perfection on him by resurrection-exaltation to the Father’s right hand to ensure justification to his elect, from heaven to continue to reflect the two faces of glory by him in his offices and places, giving him authority to send the Spirit to apply salvation to his elect while passing by his enemies left in their sins, returning in glory to reward the elect and judge the wicked. 

Q3: Elect believer, what do you believe about the LORD’s glory revealed to you, that his derivative glory might be declared upon you, formed in you and reflected by you?

A3: I believe the Triune LORD has revealed his glory through his persons and works to me by his Word and Spirit, from him as omnipresent, omniholy, omnisufficient, omniscient, omniharmonious, omnipotent, omnifaithful and omnihistorical, with both cursed and blessed faces, with derivative attributes of each of these omni-attributes perfectly fulfilled by Christ in the works of his human nature for me, the cursed face of God endured by Christ at the cross for me, so that his derivative glory might be declared on me (propitiation , justification), formed in me (repentance, vivification) and reflected by me (excommunication, representation) in realms (heavenly, earthly) and places (assembly, creation, diaspora) where I live.


Below is the 1997 PDF version of Tim Yates' D.Min project on counseling theology, and the link to past 21 years of development from the D.Min. project to the present in the published English book in the Be Thou My Vision Series entitled Foundations: God's Glory as an Integrating Perspective on Reformed Theology.

For devotional theological study, there are several free downloadable versions of A Christian's Reasonable Service by Wilhelmus a Brakel (E-Sword version is easier to use)

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