A Baptist Catechism – Question #1

Question:  Who is the First and Best Being?

Answer:  God is the first and best being.


Isaiah 44:6 – Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts:  “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.

Psalm 8:1 – O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.

Psalm 96:4 – For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 97:9 – For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.

1 Samuel 2:2 – There is none holy like the LORD:  for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.

*From the Desiring God Website, edited and annotated by John Piper

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