No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature and unable to keep God’s law.

 

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  1. Mark B. says:

    I think being born guilty is questionable. We are not actually guilty until we sin personally. Ezekiel Chapter 18 says,“The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son.”

    And Paul also says in Romans, “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—” We are guilty the moment we actually sin. Which is inevitable because we have a fallen nature with a tendency to sin.

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New City Catechism


New City Catechism was developed and adapted by Timothy Keller and Sam Shammas from the Reformation catechisms. It comprises 52 questions and answers—therefore there is only one question and answer for each week of the year, making it simple to fit into church calendars and achievable even for people with demanding schedules.

Because parents who teach their kids a children’s catechism, and then try to learn an adult one for themselves often find the process confusing (the children are learning one set of questions and answers and the parents are learning another completely different set), New City Catechism is a joint adult and children’s catechism. In other words, the same questions are asked of both children and adults, and the children’s answer is always part of the adult answer.

Attached to each question and answer there is a short written teaching from a historical preacher (e.g. Augustine, Edwards, Spurgeon, Wesley, etc.) and a short video teaching from a modern one (e.g. Don Carson, Mark Dever, Timothy Keller, John Piper, etc.).

New City Catechism is a joint project between Redeemer Presbyterian Church and The Gospel Coalition.