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06 June, 2008 / theexpositor

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God,[1] and to enjoy him forever.[2]

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  1. Diane R / Jun 6 2008 15 08

    I just had to write a quick comment and tell you who said the answer to that question at the 1647 Westminsiter Assembly called to organize the Anglican Church at that time into a more Presbyterian doctrine and organizational structure. They invited 6 Scottish pastors (they called them commissioners) as consultants. The youngest of these Scottish commissioners was named George Gillespie. He was the one who answered this question. One day he was the one who was asked to open in prayer. The answer was contained in that prayer and when question #1 came up, the Assembly decided that part in Gillepsie’s prayer was really a good answer to that question.

    Oh, by the way, I am a direct ancestor of George Gillespie and that is why I’ve studied his life.

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