Shorter Catechism, part 2/3
     Questions and answers                    Scripture proofs
  Q39: What is the duty  which     (1) Mic.6:8  He hath  shewed  thee,  O
  God requireth of man?            man, what is  good; and what  doth the
                                   LORD  require  of   thee,  but  to  do
  A:   The   duty  which   God     justly, and to love mercy, and to walk
  requireth    of   man,    is     humbly with thy God?
  obedience  to  his  revealed
  will. (l)
  Q40: What  did God at  first     (1)  Rom.2:14 For  when  the Gentiles,
  reveal to  man for the  rule     which have not  the law, do by  nature
  of his obedience?                the  things   contained  in  the  law,
                                   these, having  not the law,  are a law
  A:  The rule  which  God  at     unto  themselves. V15  Which  show the
  first  revealed  to man  for     work  of  the  law  written  in  their
  his   obedience,   was   the     hearts.
  moral law. (1)
  Q41: Where is the moral  law     (1)  Deut.10:4  And  he  wrote on  the
  summarily comprehended?          tables,   according   to   the   first
                                   writing,    the    ten   commandments.
  A:    The   moral   law   is     Matt.19:17  If  thou  wilt enter  into
  summarily  comprehended   in     life, keep the commandments.
  the ten commandments. (1)
  Q42:  What is the sum of the     (1)  Matt.22:37  Thou  shalt love  the
  ten commandments?                Lord thy God  with all thy  heart, and
                                   with all  thy soul,  and with all  thy
  A:  The   sum  of  the   ten     mind. V38 This is the  first and great
  commandments  is,  To   love     commandment.  V39  And  the second  is
  the  Lord our  God with  all     like  unto  it,  Thou  shalt love  thy
  our   heart,  with  all  our     neighbour as thyself. V40 On these two
  soul,    with    all     our     commandments hang all the law and  the
  strength,  and with  all our     prophets.
  mind;  and our  neighbour as
  ourselves. (l)
  Q43: What is the preface  to     (1) Exod.22:2.
  the ten commandments?
  A:  The preface  to the  ten
  commandments  is  in   these
  words,  "I am  the Lord  thy
  God,   which   have  brought
  thee  out  of  the  land  of
  Egypt, out  of the house  of
  bondage." (1)
  Q44:  What doth  the preface     (1) Deut.11:1 Thou shalt love the LORD
  to   the   ten  commandments     thy God, and keep his  charge, and his
  teach us?                        statutes, and  his judgments,  and his
                                   commandments, always.
  A:  The preface  to the  ten     Luk.1:74 That  we being  delivered out
  commandments  teacheth   us,     of the hand of our enemies might serve
  That   because  God  is  the     him without fear.  V75 In holiness and
  Lord,   and  our   God,  and     righteousness before him, all the days
  Redeemer,  therefore we  are     of our life.
  bound   to   keep  all   his
  commandments. (1)
  Q45:   Which  is  the  first
  A:  The  first   commandment
  is,   "Thou  shalt  have  no
  other gods before me."
  Q46:  What  is  required  in     (1) 1 Chron.28:9 And  thou, Solomon my
  the first commandment?           son, know thou the God of thy father.
                                   (2) Deut.26:17  Thou hast avouched the
  A:   The  first  commandment     LORD  this day to  be thy God,  and to
  requireth  us  to  know  (1)     walk  in  his ways,  and  to  keep his
  and  acknowledge  God to  be     statutes,  and  his  commandments, and
  the only  true God, and  our     his judgments, and to hearken unto his
  God; (2) and to worship  and     voice.
  glorify   him   accordingly.     (3) Matt.4:10  Thou shalt  worship the
  (3)                              Lord  thy God, and him only shalt thou
  Q47:  What  is forbidden  in     (1) Ps.14:1 The fool hath said  in his
  the first commandment?           heart, There is no God.
                                   (2) Rom.1:20 So  that they are without
  A:   The  first  commandment     excuse.  V21 Because  that,  when they
  forbiddeth the denying,  (1)     knew God,  they glorified  him not  as
  or   not   worshipping   and     God.
  glorifying  the true  God as     (3) Ps.81:11 But  my people  would not
  God,  (2) and  our God;  (3)     hearken to my voice; and Israel  would
  and   the  giving   of  that     none of me.
  worship  and  glory  to  any     (4) Rom.1:25 Who changed  the truth of
  other, which  is due to  him     God  into  a lie,  and worshipped  and
  alone. (4)                       served  the  creature  more  than  the
                                   Creator,  who  is  blessed  for  ever.
  Q48:  What are  we specially     (1) Ps.44:20 If we  have forgotten the
  taught   by   these    words     name of our  God, or stretched out our
  "before  me"  in  the  first     hands to a strange god. V21  Shall not
  commandment?                     God search this out?
  A:  These words  "before me"
  in   the  first  commandment
  teach   us,  That  God,  who
  seeth  all  things,   taketh
  notice   of,  and   is  much
  displeased  with, the sin of
  having any other God. (l)
  Q49:  Which  is  the  second
  A:  The  second  commandment
  is,  "Thou  shalt  not  make
  unto  thee any graven image,
  or   any  likeness   of  any
  thing   that  is  in  heaven
  above,  or that  is  in  the
  earth  beneath,  or that  is
  in   the  water   under  the
  earth.  Thou  shalt not  bow
  down thy  self to them,  nor
  serve them:  for I the  Lord
  thy  God am  a jealous  God,
  visiting  the  iniquity   of
  the    fathers   upon    the
  children  unto the third and
  fourth  generation  of  them
  that  hate  me; and  showing
  mercy   unto   thousands  of
  them that love me, and  keep
  my commandments."
  Q50:  What  is  required  in     (1)  Deut.32:46 Set  your  hearts unto
  the second commandment?          all  the words  which I  testify among
                                   you this day,  which ye  shall command
  A:  The  second  commandment     your children  to observe  to do,  all
  requireth   the   receiving,     the words of this law.
  observing,  (1)  and keeping     Matt.28:20  Teaching  them  to observe
  pure  and  entire, all  such     all things whatsoever I have commanded
  religious    worship     and     you.
  ordinances   as   God   hath     (2)  Deut.12:32  What  thing soever  I
  appointed in his Word. (2)       command you,  observe to  do it:  thou
                                   shalt  not add  thereto,  nor diminish
                                   from it.
  Q51:  What  is forbidden  in     (1) Deut.4:15  Take ye  therefore good
  the second commandment?          heed unto  yourselves; for  ye saw  no
                                   manner  of similitude on the  day that
  A:  The  second  commandment     the LORD spake unto you in Horeb.  V16
  forbiddeth  the  worshipping     Lest ye  corrupt yourselves,  and make
  of  God by  images,  (1)  or     you a graven image.
  any  other way not appointed     (2) Col.2:18 Let no man beguile you of
  in his Word. (2)                 your  reward in  a  voluntary humility
                                   and worshipping  of angels,  intruding
                                   into  those things  which he  hath not
                                   seen, vainly puffed up  by his fleshly
  Q52:  What  are the  reasons     (1) Ps.95:2  Let us  come  before  his
  annexed   to   the    second     presence with thanksgiving, and make a
  commandment?                     joyful noise unto  him with psalms. V3
                                   For the  LORD is  a great  God, and  a
  A:  The  reasons annexed  to     great King above all gods.
  the second commandment  are,     (2)  Ps.45:11  He  is  thy  Lord;  and
  God's  sovereignty  over us,     worship thou him.
  (1)  his  propriety  in  us,     (3) Exod.34:14  For thou shalt worship
  (2) and the zeal he hath  to     no other god: for the LORD, whose name
  his own worship. (3)             is Jealous, is a jealous God.
  Q53:   Which  is  the  third
  A:  The  third   commandment
  is,  "Thou  shalt  not  take
  the  name of  the  Lord  thy
  God  in vain;  for the  Lord
  will  not hold him guiltless
  that   taketh  his  name  in
  Q54:  What  is  required  in     (1)  Ps.29:2  Give unto  the LORD  the
  the third commandment?           glory due unto his name.
                                   (2) Rev.15:3  Great and marvellous are
  A:  The  third   commandment     thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and
  requireth   the   holy   and     true  are  thy   ways,  thou  King  of
  reverent    use   of   God's     saints. V4 Who  shall not fear thee, O
  names,      (1)      titles,     Lord, and glorify thy name?
  attributes, (2)  ordinances,     (3) Eccl.5:1  Keep thy  foot when thou
  (3)  Word,  (4)  and  works.     goest to the house of God, and be more
  (5)                              ready  to  hear,  than  to  give   the
                                   sacrifice of fools.
                                   (4) Ps.138:2 I will worship toward thy
                                   holy  temple, and praise thy  name for
                                   thy lovingkindness  and for thy truth:
                                   for thou hast magnified thy word above
                                   all thy name.
                                   (5)  Job   36:24  Remember  that  thou
                                   magnify his work, which men behold.
  Q55:  What  is forbidden  in     (1) Mal.2:2  If ye will  not hear, and
  the third commandment?           if ye  will not  lay it  to heart,  to
                                   give  glory  unto my  name, saith  the
  A:  The  third   commandment     LORD of  hosts,  I  will even  send  a
  forbiddeth   all   profaning     curse upon you.
  and  abusing  of  any  thing
  whereby  God maketh  himself
  known. (l)
  Q56:   What  is  the  reason     (1)  Deut.28:58   If  thou   wilt  not
  annexed    to    the   third     observe to  do all  the words of  this
  commandment?                     law  that  are written  in this  book,
                                   that  thou mayest  fear  this glorious
  A:  The  reason  annexed  to     and fearful  name, THE  LORD THY  GOD;
  the  third  commandment  is,     V59  Then  the  LORD  will  make   thy
  That  however  the  breakers     plagues wonderful.
  of   this   commandment  may
  escape punishment from  men,
  yet  the Lord  our God  will
  not  suffer  them to  escape
  his righteous judgment. (l)
  Q57:  Which  is  the  fourth
  A:  The  fourth  commandment
  is,      "Remember       the
  Sabbath-day,   to  keep   it
  holy.  Six  days shalt  thou
  labour,   and  do   all  thy
  work;  but  the seventh  day
  is the  Sabbath of the  Lord
  thy  God: in  it thou  shalt
  not do  any work, thou,  nor
  thy  son, nor  thy daughter,
  thy   man-servant,  nor  thy
  maid-servant,    nor     thy
  cattle,  nor  thy   stranger
  that  is  within thy  gates.
  For  in six  days  the  Lord
  made  heaven and  earth, the
  sea,  and all  that in  them
  is,  and rested  the seventh
  day:   therefore  the   Lord
  blessed   the   Sabbath-day,
  and hallowed it."
  Q58:  What  is  required  in     (1)   Lev.19:30  Ye   shall   keep  my
  the fourth commandment?          sabbaths, and reverence  my sanctuary:
                                   I  am  the  LORD.  Deut.5:12 Keep  the
  A:  The  fourth  commandment     sabbath-day  to  sanctify  it, as  the
  requireth  the keeping  holy     LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
  to God such set times as  he
  hath  appointed in his Word;
  expressly  one whole  day in
  seven, to be a holy  Sabbath
  to himself. (1)
  Q59: Which day of the  seven     (1)  Gen.2:3   And  God   blessed  the
  hath  God  appointed  to  be     seventh   day,   and   sanctified  it:
  the weekly Sabbath?              because that in  it he had rested from
                                   all  his work  which  God  created and
  A:  From  the  beginning  of     made.
  the     world     to     the     (2) Act.20:7 And upon the first day of
  resurrection of Christ,  God     the  week,  when  the  disciples  came
  appointed  the  seventh  day     together to break bread, Paul preached
  of  the   week  to  be   the     unto  them.  Rev.1:10  I  was  in  the
  weekly  Sabbath; (1) and the     Spirit on the Lord's day.
  first day  of the week  ever
  since,  to  continue to  the
  end of  the world, which  is
  the Christian Sabbath. (2)
  Q60: How  is the Sabbath  to     (1)  Lev.23:3 Six  days shall  work be
  be sanctified?                   done:  but  the  seventh  day  is  the
                                   sabbath of  rest, an holy convocation;
  A:  The  Sabbath  is  to  be     ye shall do no work therein.
  sanctified    by    a   holy     (2) Ps.92:1 [A  Psalm or Song for  the
  resting  all that  day, even     sabbath  day.] It is  a good  thing to
  from      such       worldly     give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing
  employments and  recreations     praises unto thy name, O most High. V2
  as   are  lawful   on  other     To  show forth  thy  lovingkindness in
  days;  (1) and  spending the     the  morning,  and   thy  faithfulness
  whole  time  in  the  public     every night.
  and  private  exercises   of     (3) Matt.12:11 And he said unto  them,
  God's  worship,  (2)  except     What  man shall  there  be  among you,
  so  much as  is to  be taken     that shall  have one sheep,  and if it
  up    in   the    works   of     fall into  a pit on  the sabbath  day,
  necessity and mercy. (3)         will he not  lay hold on it,  and lift
                                   it out?  V12 How  much then  is a  man
                                   better  than a sheep? Wherefore  it is
                                   lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
  Q61:  What  is forbidden  in     (1)  Mal.1:13  Ye  said also,  Behold,
  the fourth commandment?          what a  weariness is  it! and ye  have
                                   snuffed  at  it,  saith  the  LORD  of
  A:  The  fourth  commandment     hosts;  and ye brought that  which was
  forbiddeth  the omission  or     torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus
  careless  performance of the     ye  brought   an  offering:  should  I
  duties  required,  (1)   and     accept this  of your  hand? saith  the
  the  profaning  the  day  by     LORD.
  idleness,   or   doing  that     (2)  Ezek.23:38 They  have  defiled my
  which  is in  itself sinful,     sanctuary in  the same  day, and  have
  (2)   or   by    unnecessary     profaned my sabbaths.
  thoughts,  words,  or works,     (3) Isa.58:13  If thou  turn away  thy
  about      our       worldly     foot from the sabbath, from doing  thy
  employments or  recreations.     pleasure on my holy day; and call  the
  (3)                              sabbath a  delight, the  holy  of  the
                                   LORD,  honourable;  and  shalt  honour
                                   him,  not doing  thine  own  ways, nor
                                   finding   thine   own   pleasure,  nor
                                   speaking thine own words.
  Q62:  What  are the  reasons     (1) Exod.31:15  Six days  may work  be
  annexed   to   the    fourth     done;  but  in  the  seventh  is   the
  commandment?                     sabbath   of   rest.   V16  Exod.31:16
                                   Wherefore the children of Israel shall
  A:  The  reasons annexed  to     keep the sabbath.
  the fourth commandment  are,     (2)  Lev.23:3  Ye  shall  do  no  work
  God's  allowing us  six days     therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD
  of  the  week  for  our  own     in all your dwellings.
  employments,     (1)     his     (3) Exod.31:17 It is a sign between me
  challenging    a     special     and the children  of Israel  for ever:
  propriety  in  the  seventh,     for in six days  the LORD made  heaven
  (2)  his  own  example,  (3)     and earth,  and on the  seventh day he
  and    his    blessing   the     rested, and was refreshed.
  Sabbath-day. (4)                 (4)  Gen.2:3   And  God   blessed  the
                                   seventh day, and sanctified it.
  Q63:   Which  is  the  fifth
  A:  The  fifth   commandment
  is,  "Honour thy  father and
  thy  mother;  that thy  days
  may  be long  upon the  land
  which   the  Lord   thy  God
  giveth thee."
  Q64:  What  is  required  in     (1) Eph.5:21 Submitting yourselves one
  the fifth commandment?           to  another in  the fear  of  God. V22
                                   Wives, submit yourselves unto your own
  A:  The  fifth   commandment     husbands, as  unto the Lord. Eph.6:1,5
  requireth   the   preserving     Children,  obey  your  parents in  the
  the  honour, and  performing     Lord.  Servants, be  obedient  to them
  the  duties,  belonging   to     that are your masters according to the
  every  one in  their several     flesh.  Rom.13:1  Let  every  soul  be
  places  and  relations,   as     subject unto the higher powers.
  superiors,  (1)   inferiors,     (2)  Eph.6:9 And,  ye masters,  do the
  (2) or equals. (3)               same  things unto  them:  knowing that
                                   your Master also is in heaven.
                                   (3)  Rom.12:10  Be  kindly affectioned
                                   one to another with brotherly love; in
                                   honour preferring one another.
  Q65:  What  is forbidden  in     (1) Rom.13:7  Render therefore  to all
  the fifth commandment?           their dues: tribute to whom tribute is
                                   due; custom  to whom  custom; fear  to
  A:  The  fifth   commandment     whom fear;  honour to  whom honour. V8
  forbiddeth  the   neglecting     Owe  no man any thing, but to love one
  of,   or  doing   any  thing     another.
  against,   the  honour   and
  duty   which   belongeth  to
  every  one in  their several
  places and relations. (1)
  Q66:   What  is  the  reason     (1)  Eph.6:2  Honour  thy  father  and
  annexed    to   the    fifth     mother; which is the first commandment
  commandment?                     with promise; V3  That it may be  well
                                   with  thee, and thou mayest  live long
  A:  The  reason  annexed  to     on the earth.
  the  fifth commandment, is a
  promise  of  long  life  and
  prosperity  [as  far  as  it
  shall  serve for God's glory
  and their  own good] to  all
  such     as    keep     this
  commandment. (l)
  Q67:   Which  is  the  sixth
  A:  The  sixth   commandment
  is, "Thou shalt not kill."
  Q68:  What  is  required  in     (1)  Eph.5:28  So  ought  men to  love
  the sixth commandment?           their wives as  their own  bodies. V29
                                   For  no  man  ever yet  hated  his own
  A:  The  sixth   commandment     flesh; but  nourisheth and  cherisheth
  requireth     all     lawful     it.
  endeavours  to preserve  our     (2)  Ps.82.3   Defend  the   poor  and
  own life,  (1) and the  life     fatherless. V4.  Deliver the  poor and
  of others. (2)                   needy. Job 29:13  The blessing  of him
                                   that was ready to perish came upon me.
                                   (1) Act.16:28  But Paul  cried with  a
  Q69:  What  is forbidden  in     loud  voice,  saying,  Do  thyself  no
  the sixth commandment?           harm.
                                   (2)  Gen.9:6   Whoso  sheddeth   man's
  A:  The  sixth   commandment     blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
  forbiddeth  the taking  away     (3)  Prov.24:11  If  thou  forbear  to
  of  our own life, (1) or the     deliver  them   that  are  drawn  unto
  life   of   our    neighbour     death, and those that  are ready to be
  unjustly, (2) or  whatsoever     slain. V12 If  thou sayest, Behold, we
  tendeth thereunto. (3)           knew  it   not;  doth   not  he   that
                                   pondereth the heart consider it?
  Q70  Which  is  the  seventh
  A:  The  seventh commandment
  is,  "Thou shalt  not commit
  Q71:  What  is  required  in     (1) 1 Thess.4:4  That every one of you
  the seventh commandment?         should know how  to possess his vessel
                                   in sanctification and honour.
  A:  The seventh  commandment     (2)  Eph.5:11 And  have  no fellowship
  requireth  the  preservation     with the unfruitful works of darkness,
  of  our  own  (1)  and   our     but rather reprove them. V12 For it is
  neighbour's  chastity,   (2)     a shame even to speak of  those things
  in  heart,  (3) speech,  (4)     which are done of them in secret.
  and behaviour. (5)               (3)  2  Tim.2:22  Flee  also  youthful
                                   lusts:   but   follow   righteousness,
                                   faith, charity, peace.
                                   (4) Col.4:6 Let  your speech  be alway
                                   with grace, seasoned with salt.
                                   (5) 1  Pet.3:2 While  they behold your
                                   chaste conversation coupled with fear.
  Q72:  What  is forbidden  in     (1) Matt.5:28  Whosoever looketh  on a
  the seventh commandment?         woman to lust after her hath committed
                                   adultery  with   her  already  in  his
  A:  The seventh  commandment     heart.
  forbiddeth   all    unchaste     (2)  Eph.5:4  Neither  filthiness, nor
  thoughts,  (1)  words,   (2)     foolish  talking,  nor  jesting, which
  and actions. (3)                 are not convenient.
                                   (3)  Eph.5:3   Fornication,  and   all
                                   uncleanness, let it not be once  named
                                   among you.
  Q73:  Which  is  the  eighth
  A:  The  eighth  commandment
  is, "Thou shalt not steal".
  Q74:  What  is  required  in     (1) Rom.12:17 Provide things honest in
  the eighth commandment?          the  sight of  all men.  Prov.27:23 Be
                                   thou diligent to know the state of thy
  A:  The  eighth  commandment     flocks, and look well to thy herds.
  requireth     the     lawful     (2)  Lev.25:35 And  if thy  brother be
  procuring   and   furthering     waxen poor, and  fallen in  decay with
  the   wealth   and   outward     thee;  then  thou  shalt relieve  him.
  estate  of ourselves (1) and     Philip.2:4 Look  not every  man on his
  others. (2)                      own  things, but every man also on the
                                   things of others.
  Q75:  What  is forbidden  in     (1)  1 Tim.5:8 If any  provide not for
  the eighth commandment?          his own,  and specially  for those  of
                                   his  own  house,  he  hath denied  the
  A:  The  eighth  commandment     faith, and is worse than an infidel.
  forbiddeth  whatsoever  doth     (2) Prov.28:19  But he  that followeth
  or  may unjustly  hinder our     after vain  persons shall have poverty
  own  (1) or  our neighbour's     enough.  Prov.21:6   The  getting   of
  wealth  or  outward  estate.     treasures  by  a  lying  tongue  is  a
  (2)                              vanity tossed to  and fro of them that
                                   seek death. Job 20:19  Because he hath
                                   oppressed and  hath forsaken the poor;
                                   because he  hath violently  taken away
                                   an house  which he  builded  not.  V20
                                   Surely he shall not feel quietness  in
                                   his belly.
  Q76:   Which  is  the  ninth
  A:  The  ninth   commandment
  is,  "Thou  shalt  not  bear
  false  witness  against  thy
  Q77:  What  is  required  in     (1) Zech.8:16 Speak  ye every  man the
  the ninth commandment?           truth to his neighbour.
                                   (2)   1   Pet.3:16   Having   a   good
  A:   The  ninth  commandment     conscience; that,  whereas they  speak
  requireth  the   maintaining     evil of you, as of evildoers, they may
  and   promoting   of   truth     be  ashamed that  falsely  accuse your
  between  man  and  man,  (1)     good conversation in Christ. Act.25:10
  and of our  own (1)  and our     Then said  Paul, I  stand at  Caesar's
  neighbour's  good name,  (3)     judgment seat; to the Jews have I done
  e s p e c i a l l y      i n     no wrong.
  witness-bearing. (4)             (3)  3  Joh.:12  Demetrius  hath  good
                                   report of  all men,  and of the  truth
                                   itself: yea, and we also bear record.
                                   (4) Prov.14:5  A faithful witness will
                                   not lie. V25 A true witness delivereth
  Q78:  What  is forbidden  in     (1) Rom.3:13  With their  tongues they
  the ninth commandment?           have used deceit.
                                   (2) Job 27:5 God forbid  that I should
  A:  The  ninth   commandment     justify  you: till  I die  I  will not
  forbiddeth   whatsoever   is     remove mine integrity from me.
  prejudicial  to  truth,  (1)     (3)  Ps.15:3  He  that backbiteth  not
  or injurious to our own  (2)     with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his
  or   our   neighbour's  good     neighbour,  nor taketh  up  a reproach
  name. (3)                        against his neighbour.
  Q79:   Which  is  the  tenth
  A:   The  tenth  commandment
  is,  "Thou  shalt not  covet
  thy neighbour's house,  thou
  shalt    not    covet    thy
  neighbour's  wife,  nor  his
  man-servant,     nor     his
  maidservant,   nor  his  ox,
  nor his  ass, nor any  thing
  that is thy neighbour's".
  Q80:  What  is  required  in     (1) Hebr.13:5 Let your conversation be
  the tenth commandment?           without covetousness;  and be  content
                                   with such things as ye have.
  A:  The  tenth   commandment     (2) Rom.12:15  Rejoice with  them that
  requireth  full  contentment     do  rejoice, and  weep with  them that
  with  our own condition, (1)     weep.  1  Cor.13:4  Charity  suffereth
  with  a right and charitable     long,  and  is  kind; charity  envieth
  frame  of spirit  toward our     not; charity  vaunteth not  itself, is
  neighbour,  and all  that is     not  puffed  up.  V5  Doth  not behave
  his. (2)                         itself unseemly,  seeketh not her own,
                                   is  not easily  provoked,  thinketh no
                                   evil.  V6 Rejoiceth  not  in iniquity,
                                   but rejoiceth in the truth.
  Q81:  What  is forbidden  in     (1) 1 Cor.10:10 Neither  murmur ye, as
  the tenth commandment?           some  of them also murmured,  and were
                                   destroyed of the destroyer.
  A:   The  tenth  commandment     (2) Gal.5:26 Let us not be desirous of
  f o r b i d d e t h    a l l     vain  glory,  provoking  one  another,
  discontentment with our  own     envying one another.
  estate,   (1)   envying   or     (3)  Col.3:5  Mortify  therefore  your
  grieving at the good of  our     members  which  are  upon  the  earth;
  neighbour,   (2)   and   all     fornication,  uncleanness,  inordinate
  inordinate    motions    and     affection,  evil  concupiscence,   and
  affections   to  any   thing     covetousness, which is idolatry.
  that is his. (3)
  Q82:   Is   any   man   able     (1)  Eccl.7:20 For there is not a just
  perfectly   to   keep    the     man upon  earth, that  doeth good, and
  commandments of God?             sinneth not.
                                   (2) Gen.8:21  The imagination of man's
  A:  No mere  man  since  the     heart is evil from his youth.
  fall  is able  in this  life     (3)  Jam.3:8  The  tongue  can  no man
  perfectly   to   keep    the     tame; it  is an unruly  evil, full  of
  commandments  of  God,   (1)     deadly poison.
  but  doth  daily break  them     (4) Jam.3:2 In  many things  we offend
  in  thought,  (2) word,  (3)     all.
  and deed. (4)
                                   (1)  Joh.19:11  He  that delivered  me
  Q83: Are all  transgressions     unto thee hath the greater sin.
  of the law equally heinous?
  A:  Some sins in themselves,
  and  by  reason  of  several
  aggravations,    are    more
  heinous in the sight of  God
  than others. (l)
  Q84:  What  doth  every  sin     (1) Gal.3:10 Cursed  is every one that
  deserve?                         continueth not in all things which are
                                   written in the  book of the law  to do
  A:   Every   sin   deserveth     them.  Matt.25:41  Then  shall he  say
  God's  wrath and curse, both     also  unto  them  on  the  left  hand,
  in   this  life,   and  that     Depart  from   me,  ye   cursed,  into
  which is to come. (l)            everlasting  fire,  prepared  for  the
                                   devil and his angels.

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