Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Catechism #108-109

You know, studying the Bible with a 10yr old, and especially a 7yr. old, can get awkward at times. Talking about adultery and unchastity is one of those times. Glad the Bible forces me into uncomfortable conversations; after all, I am commanded to 'teach them [the commandments] diligently' to my children (Deut 6:7)!

Question #108: What is God's will for us in the seventh commandment?

Answer: God condemns all unchastity. We should therefore thoroughly detest it and, married or single, live decent and chaste lives (Lev. 18:30; Eph. 5:3-5;Jude 22-23
^3 1 Cor. 7:1-9; 1 Thess. 4:3-8; Heb. 13:4)

Question #109: Does God, in this commandment, forbid only such scandalous sins as adultery?

Answer: We are temples of the Holy Spirit, body and soul, and God wants both to be kept clean and holy. That is why he forbids everything which incites unchastity, whether it be actions, looks, talk, thoughts, or desires (1 Cor. 15:33; Eph. 5:18; Matt. 5:27-29; 1 Cor. 6:18-20; Eph. 5:3-4)

No comments: