Why should we learn to know God´s Word?

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Our Lord Jesus Christ has already in Holy Baptism made us disciples of His. He wants us to learn to know God’s Word and to be saved through it. He has said:

Matt. 28: 18-20: All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

In order that this earnest wish of our Savior can be fulfilled, it is necessary that we learn God´s Word point by point in an orderly fashion. The Small Catechism and its explanation will help us do this.

Note: Jesus also wants those who have not received a Christian Baptism as infants to learn God´s Word and to be baptized in the name of the Triune God.