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?


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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