Questions 25 & 26

From the first day when God made him, Adam lived with God his maker. And the God who made him is holy.   What does it mean to be holy? The scriptures* tell us that God is holy. He is ‘set apart’. He is set apart from all the things that he made. Because he…

Questions 27, 28 & 29

God is the one who created* all things. He created our first parents, Adam and Eve. God gave Adam and Eve all of the fruit in the garden to eat. And God made a rule for the man and the woman to live by. He kept only one thing from them. They were not to…

Questions 30 & 31

In the beginning, God made everything. He made the things that we can see and things that we can not see. He made spirits called angels. When he made the earth, the angels were there shouting with joy. God made the angels to serve him and honor* him.   But some of the angels turned…

Questions 32, 33 & 34

After Adam and Eve broke God’s law* by eating of the fruit of the tree, everything changed. God came into the garden as he always did. But this time, Adam and Eve ran to hide from him. Now they were ashamed. They did not want God to see them. They were also ashamed to be…

Question 35

After Adam* and Eve* sinned*, they tried to hide from God. But people can not hide from God. God is in all places. God knows everything.   So, when God came into the garden, he already knew what Adam and Eve had done. But he called for them so they would have to answer him.…

Questions 36 & 37

A covenant is a serious promise. Two people can make these promises with one another. A master and a slave can make these promises. Or a covenant can be a promise made between a king and his people. The covenants God made with Abraham, Moses, and David are like the promises that a king might…

Questions 38 & 39

These are the commands that God gave to Moses. They were part of God’s covenant with his people. The scriptures* say that God wrote these words with his own hand. He gave them to Israel as a gift. This law* was the way that God would guide his people. God chose Israel and gave his…

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