A Puritan Catechism by C.H. Spurgeon

I find it interesting that the great 19th century London Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon would call the catechism he compiled “A Puritan” rather than “A Baptist” catechism.

Perhaps Spurgeon’s choice of “A Puritan Catechism” maybe explained from the fact that he sat so often at the feet of the Puritans in matters of theology.

Before the Question-and-Answer format of A Puritan Catechism, we find the following from Spurgeon:

I am persuaded that the use of a good Catechism in all our families will be a great safeguard against the increasing errors of the times, and therefore I have compiled this little manual from the Westminster Assembly’s and Baptist Catechisms, for the use of my own church and congregation. Those who use it in their families or classes must labour to explain the sense; but the words should be carefully learned by heart, for they will be understood better as years pass.

May the Lord bless my dear friends and their families evermore, is the prayer of their loving Pastor.  –C.H. Spurgeon

You may download a slightly revised version: A Puritan Catechism (PDF)

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