August 2023 – Faith Facts:

Faith Facts

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other, our Did you know? Tuesday Trivia! shows us how well we know our church but we’re pleased to ask yet another question—How well do we know our faith?

Well, we’re excited to tell you that our newest newsletter feature is Faith Facts: which aims to tell us just how well we know our faith. Our August Faith Facts is courtesy of Russ Christensen. Thank you, Russ, for your contribution!

Are you ready to play?


In the Lord’s Prayer why do Presbyterians historically use “debts” instead of “sins” or “trespasses”?

A) Presbyterians always did it this way. Using “trespasses” and “trespass” were too Catholic. 

B) In the 1500’s when the Bible was translated by John Calvin and John Knox, blue collar, working class people could relate to the word “debts” and “debtors” more than “trespass” and “trespasses”.

C) The Anglican Church of England used “trespass” and “trespasses”. John Knox of Scotland preferred to use “debts” and “debtors” to maintain a sort of separation between England and the Anglican Church and that of Scotland and the Presbyterian Church.

D) All the above

D) All the above

Did you guess correct, or did you learn something new?

Thanks for playing!

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