Are People Able to Keep the Ten Commandments?

Can we now frame a short compendium of the whole law?

Very easily, since we can reduce it to two heads. The former is to love God with all our heart, and soul, and strength — the latter, to love our neighbours as ourselves. (Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27)

What is comprehended under the love of God?

To love him as God should be loved — that is, recognizing him as at once our Lord, and Father, and Preserver. Accordingly, to the love...

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What is the First Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the footnote at the end of each question for the reference.

First Commandment

  • You shall have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3 ESV).
  • You shall have no other gods before me (Deuteronomy 5:7 ESV).

Which is the first commandment?

The first commandment is, "Thou shalt have no other...

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