are the Ten Commandments of God?
the Lord thy God; thou shalt have no other gods beside me.
shalt not make graven images to worship.
shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5.Honor thy father and thy mother.
shalt not kill.
shalt not commit adultery.
shalt not steal.
shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods nor thy neighbor’s wife.
whom did God give these commandments?
God gave these commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai. Jesus
Christ perfected them by teaching us the law of love and mercy in the
Sermon on the Mount, and elsewhere in the Gospels.
does the first commandment of God teach us?
first commandment of God teaches us to worship God alone, and to love
Him above all created things.
does it mean to worship God?
worship God means to express our love and admiration for God in songs
and prayers, and with acts of charity.
must our worship of God be?
worship of God must be cheerful, full of joy and heartfelt reverence.
are the sins committed against the first commandment?
sins committed against the first commandment are irreligion, sacrilege,
superstition, and indifferentism.
or infidelity is rejection of Christian faith by one who has received
is misusing or mistreating sacred objects, persons, or places. It is
sacrilege to steal sacred vessels or other church properly, to despise
churches, holy pictures or relics, to lay violent hands upon a priest
or any other person loyally and dutifully consecrated to God.
is to attribute to an object or a creature a power that belongs to God
is a lack of interest in religion. It is to think that all religions
are equally good.
-What does the second
commandment of God teach us?
second commandment of God teaches us
not to worship graven images or idols.
is a graven image, or idol?
graven image or idol is a statue made by man out of metal, wood or
stone, which is used as an object of worship by ignorant people.
there any people who still worship idols?
some semi-savage and primitive people still worship idols, or sun, fire
veneration of saints, relics and holy pictures against this commandment?
devotion to Blessed Virgin Mary, veneration of saints, relics and holy
pictures do not oppose this commandment.
don’t worship saints; we only honor them as the special friends and
servants of God. We worship God alone. Neither do we worship holy
pictures or relics; we only pay them honor as representing God or the
saints, in a similar manner we commonly cherish the photographs and
souvenirs of our parents and dear friends.
else does the second commandment of God teach us?
teaches also to refrain from excessive love of money, pleasure,
business, position and human glory.
does the third commandment of God teach us?
third commandment of God teaches us not to use the
name of the Lord Our God in vain.
do we mean by using the name of the Lord our God in vain?
mean: to use the name of God irreverently, to take a false oath in the name of God, to utter blasphemy, and
to break some promise made to God.
does taking false oath mean?
false oath means to call on God to witness to the truth of what we say
in the presence of men, when we know that what
we say is not true.
is insulting language, which expresses contempt for God, for saints,
and holy things.
does breaking of our vows mean?
of our vows means to refuse to keep a deliberate promise made to God,
or to men, and deny that we hr made it.
does the fourth commandment of
God teach us?
fourth commandment of God teaches us to keep holy the seventh day of the week.
the day of rest ever been changed?
before Jesus Christ the day of rest
was Saturday; the Church has adopted Sunday as the Lord’s Day.
changed the day of rest, and why was it changed?
Apostles were the first to observe Sunday as a holy day of the Church,
because on that day Jesus Christ rose from the dead. It was also on a
Sunday that the Holy Spirit descended upon the
should we do to keep Sunday holy?
Sunday holy we should not work on the Lord’s Day, and we should go to
Church, and avoid all unhealthy pleasures.
does the filth commandment of God teach us?
fifth commandment of God teaches us to respect our parents, to obey
them in all that is right, and to help and take care of them when they
are in need.
should we honor and respect our parents?
should honor and respect our parents because they brought us into thin
world, and because they are responsible before God for our physical and
spiritual welfare until we grow up to be able to take care of ourselves.
else should we honor besides our parents?
our parents we should honor all our lawful superiors and old people.
can we honor our spiritual superiors?
honor our priest and bishop as our fathers in Christ by obeying them in
spiritual matters, and praying for them.
are sins against the fifth commandment?
to consult parents about important steps one contemplates.
neglect the parents when they are in need, and in old
speak ill, or to gossip about one’s parents, priests or bishops.
other duties does the fifth commandment teach us?
fifth commandment teaches us to love our country, to be sincerely
interested in its welfare, and respect and obey its lawful authority.
does a citizen show a sincere interest in his country’s welfare?
citizen shows a sincere interest in his country’s welfare by voting
honestly and without selfish motives, by paying just taxes, and by
defending his country’s rights when necessary.
-What does the sixth commandment of God teach us?
sixth commandment of God teaches us not to Kill.
else does the sixth commandment forbid?
sixth commandment also forbids suicide, fighting, anger, hatred,
revenge, drunkenness, which leads to killing.
suicide a sin?
suicide is a grievous sin because God is the Lord of
our lives and not we. It is such a great offense against God that the
Church refuses to bury the person who commits suicide.
does, the seventh commandment of God teach us?
seventh commandment of God teaches us not to commit adultery.
is the illegal living together of a man and a woman.
is the legal living together of a man and a woman?
legal living together of a man and woman is marriage, blessed by a
priest in accordance with the rules of the Church.
else does the seventh commandment
seventh commandment also forbids all impurity and immodesty in words,
looks, and actions, whether alone or with others.
are the chief dangers to the virtue of chastity?
chief dangers to the virtue of chastity are idleness, sinful
curiosity, bad companions, drunkenness, immodest dress and dancing,
indecent books, plays, and motion pictures.
are the chief means of preserving the virtue of chastity?
chief means of preserving the virtue of chastity are to avoid carefully
all unnecessary dangers, to seek God’s help through prayer, frequent
confession, Holy Communion, and assistance at Divine Liturgy and to
have a devotion to the Blessed Mary and the saints.
does the eighth commandment of God teach us?
eighth commandment teaches us not to steal.
is taking something that does not belong to us and unjustly keeping it
as our own.
else we commanded by the eighth commandment?
also commanded to respect what belongs to others, to live up to our
business agreements, and to pay our just debts.
does, the eighth commandment forbid?
stealing, the eighth commandment forbids cheating, unjustly keeping
what belongs to others, damage to the property of others with
intention, and the accepting of bribes by public officials.
obliged to restore to the owner-stolen goods, or their value?
obliged to restore to the owner-stolen goods, or their value, whenever
we are able.
does the ninth commandment teach us?
ninth commandment of God teaches us not to 1ie, and not to harm the
good name of others by smear.
lying bring harm to others?
lying brings harm not only to the liar, but to others also. Those who
follow the commandments of God and the Church should never tell lies.
we harm the good name of others?
the good name of others by calumny and slander.
does the tenth commandment of God teach us?
tenth commandment of God teaches us not to covet our neighbor’s goods.
is a feeling or desire to have what belongs rightly to others.
does the man who covets do?
who covets uses every unlawful means to take unjustly what belongs to
else does the tenth commandment forbid?
tenth commandment also forbids us to envy the success of others, their
wealth or their position.