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Question 26

What believest thou when thou sayest, “I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth”?

That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (who of nothing made heaven and earth, with all that is in them;7373    Gen. 1, 2; Job 33:4; Job 38, 39; Ps. 33:6; Acts 4:24; Acts 14:15; Isa. 45:7. who likewise upholds and governs the same by his eternal counsel and providence)7474    Matt. 10:29; Heb. 1:3; Ps. 104:27–30; Ps. 115:3; Matt. 10:29; Eph. 1:11. is for the sake of Christ his Son, my God and my Father;7575    John 1:12; Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:5–7; Eph. 1:5. on whom I rely so entirely, that I have no doubt, but he will provide me with all things necessary for soul and body7676    Ps. 55:23; Matt. 6:25, 26; Luke 12:22. and further, that he will make whatever evils he sends upon me, in this valley of tears turn out to my advantage;7777    Rom. 8:28. for he is able to do it, being Almighty God,7878    Rom. 10:12; Luke 12:22; Rom. 8:23; Isa. 46:4; Rom. 10:12. and willing, being a faithful Father.7979    Matt. 6:25–34; Matt. 7:9–11.

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