The Small Catechism


The Small Catechism

of Martin Luther

Scripture Text: 1 Peter 3:15

The church during the time of Luther's early ministry was in a sad condition. Knowledge of the Scriptures was rare, therefore, it was difficult to give a hopeful answer even to oneself. The "Preface" to The Small Catechism provides more information.

So, Luther undertook to write a small instruction manual for his churches. It is divided into four parts:

1. The Ten Commandments

2. The Apostles Creed

3. The Lord's Prayer

4. The Sacraments

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