Q5: What Else Did God Create?

New City Catechism: Question 5


Christians practice catechesis to instruct believers on the foundational truths of the Christian faith. In a question and answer format, this form of discipleship teaches the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, along with the basics of the Bible. The New City Catechism, created by Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, asks 52 questions, one for each week of the year, on topics such as God, creation, and salvation. Each video provides an extended answer to the question from either a pastor at Redeemer or council members of the Gospel Coalition. This video with Kent Hughes, Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, answers the question, "What else did God create?”



Genesis 1:31 (ESV)

31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



We can respond to question five with the following answer: God created all things by His powerful Word, and all His creation was very good; everything flourished under His loving rule.


Kent said God created the entire universe—earth, stars, and planets. What stands out to you the most about this answer? Why?
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Jesus created everything and He also sustains creation. All things fall under His care, including us, the bearers of His image. 


Does the answer to this question impact your Christian walk? If so, how and why?
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Read through Genesis 1:31. Take a moment to reflect on what it means for God to be the creator of everything. Use the space below to respond. You can write out a prayer, list the implications of having a creator God, or brainstorm ways you can apply the principle to your life.
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The Catechism can help you remember the core beliefs of Christianity. Take time this week to learn the answer to this question and memorize Genesis 1:31. Allow God to transform your heart, mind, and actions as you reflect on His creation.



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