"The Penny Catechism"
CATECHISM FOR BEGINNERS
Part II CATECHISM PROPER
2. GOD THE FATHER, ANGELS AND SIN
11. How did God the Father show His love for us?
God the Father showed His love for us by creating us.
12. Before God made us, did He make any one else?
Before God made us, He made the Angels.
13. Where do the Angels live?
The good Angels live in Heaven. The bad Angels were cast into Hell.
14. Why did God make us?
God made us to know, love, and serve Him, and to be happy with Him forever in
15. Who will be happy with God in Heaven?
Good people, who love and serve God, will be happy with Him in Heaven.
16. What will happen to bad people, who do not love and serve God?
Bad people, who do not love and serve God, will be punished with hell-fire.
17. What makes us bad?
Sin makes us bad.
18. What is sin?
Sin is any willful thought, word, deed, or omission contrary to the law of God.
19. Are all our sins alike?
Our sins are not all alike.
Some are big (mortal) sins;
some are small (venial) sins.
20. What do we call the sins we commit?
We call the sins we commit actual sins.
21. What is Original Sin?
Original sin is the sin that we inherit from our first parents, Adam and Eve.
22. Does God punish all sins?
God punishes all sins.
23. Does God punish all sins with hell-fire?
God punishes only the big (mortal) sins with hell-fire.
24. Does God like to punish us?
God does not like to punish us.