Catechism

Catechism

Christ Church Catechism

Question 58 Q58. What are the reasons annexed to [given for] the second commandment? A58. The reasons annexed to the second commandment are: God’s sovereignty over us, His ownership of us, and the zeal He has for His own worship. Psalm 45:11. “Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.” Exodus 34:14. “…for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God…” I Corinthians 10:22.…

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Question 57 Q57. What is forbidden in the second commandment? A57. The second commandment forbids the worshipping of God by images, or any other way no appointed in His Word. Romans 1:22-23. “Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.” Deuteronomy 4:15-16. “So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the…

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Question 56 Q56. What is required in the second commandment?A56. The second commandment requires the receiving, observing, and keeping pure  and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances, as God has appointed in His Word. Deuteronomy 32:46. “…he said to them, ‘Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law.’” Matthew 28:20. “…teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I…

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Question 55 Q55. What is the second commandment? A55. The second commandment is, “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing…

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Question 54 Q54. What are we especially taught by these words, “before Me,” in the first commandment? A54. These words, “before Me,” in the first commandment, teach us, that God, who sees all things, takes notice of and is displeased with the sin of having any other god. Deuteronomy 30:17-18. “But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall…