Just found "The Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism" by Beddome, I had to order it. Question # 1 - WHO IS THE FIRST AND CHIEFEST BEING? Answer. God is the first and chiefest Being. Is God the first of all beings? Yes. "I am the first" - Isaiah 44:6 Is he the first cause of all beings? Yes. "Of whom are all things" - 1 Corinthians 8:6 Are all other causes subordinate to the first cause? Yes. "O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger and the staff in their hands is mine indignation." - Isaiah 10:5 Is God the first in creation? Yes. "He spake and it was done." - Psalm 33:9 Is he the first in providence? Yes. "For in him we live, and move, and have our being," - Acts 17:28 Is he the first in government? Yes. "Thy throne is established of old." - Psalm 93:2 Is he the first in the world of grace? Yes. "All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself," - 2 Corinthians 5:18 Is he first in the displays of his love? Yes. "We love him because he first loved us," - 1 John 4:19 Can we be beforehand with God? No. "Who hath first given unto him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again." - Romans 11:35 Should God then be first in our thoughts? Yes. "When I awake I am still with thee," - Psalm 139:18 And first in our esteem? Yes. "Whom have I in heaven but thee," - Psalm 73:25 Should we first give ourselves unto him? Yes. "But first gave their own-selves unto the Lord," - 2 Corinthians 8:5 And should he have the first fruits? Yes. "My soul desireth the first ripe fruits," - Micah 7:1 Is God the chiefest being? Yes. "Who is like unto thee, O Lord?" - Exodus 15:11 Is he above all pretenders? Yes. "He is a great King, above all gods," - Psalm 95:3 Is he chief in heaven? Yes. "Who in heaven can be compared unto the Lord," - Psalm 89:6 Is he chief on earth? Yes. "Thou Lord art high above all the earth." - Palm 97:9 Is he only one of the chief? No. "For he is the Most High," - Psalm 56:2 And will he ever retain his pre-eminency? Yes. "For he is the Most High for evermore." - Psalm 92:8 Should God then be chiefly loved? Yes. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart." - Luke 10:27 And chiefly feared? Yes. "Rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell," - Matthew 10:28 And are those happy who are interested in him? Yes. "Happy is that people whose God is the Lord." - Psalm 144:15 Anyone read this title?