Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 39-62 with some proof scriptures

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Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 39-62 with some proof scriptures
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  1. WSC #39 What is the duty which God requireth of man?
    The duty which God requireth of man, is obedience to his revealed will.
  2. WSC #39 1 Samuel 15:22
    And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22
  3. WSC #40 What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obediance?
    The rule which God at first revealed to man for his obedeince, was the moral law.
  4. WSC #40 Romans 10:5
    For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. Romans 10:5
  5. WSC #41 Where is the moral law summarily comprehended?
    The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments.
  6. WSC #41 Deuteronomy 10:4
    And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me. Deuteronomy 10:4
  7. WSC #42 What is the sum of the ten commandments?
    The sum of the ten commandments is, To love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.
  8. WSC #42 Matthew 22:37-40
    Jesus saith unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:37-40
  9. WSC #43 What is the preface to the ten commandments?
    The preface to the ten commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
  10. WSC #43 Exodus 20:2
    I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Exodus 20:2
  11. WSC #44 What doth the preface to the ten commandments teach us?
    The preface to the ten commandments teacheth us, That because God is the Lord, and our God, and Redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all his commandments.
  12. WSC #44 Luke 1:74-75
    That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. Luke 1:74-75
  13. WSC #45 Which is the first commandment?
    The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  14. WSC #45 Exodus 20:3
    Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3
  15. WSC #46 What is required in the first commandment?
    The first commandment requireth us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly.
  16. WSC #46 Matthew 4:10
    Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Matthew 4:10
  17. WSC #47 Which is forbidden in the first commandment?
    The first commandment forbiddeth the denying, or not worshiping and glorifying the true God as God, and our God; and the giving of that worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alone.
  18. WSC #47 Romans 1:21
    Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Romans 1:21
  19. WSC #48 What are we specially taught by these words (before me) in the first commandment?
    These words (before me) in the first commandment teach us, That God, who seeth all things, taketh notice of, and is much displeased with, the sin of having any other god.
  20. WSC #48 Psalm 44:20-21
    If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Psalm 44:20-21
  21. WSC #49 Which is the second commandment?
    The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
  22. WSC #49 Exodus 20:4-6
    • The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou
    • shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And
    • shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:4-6
  23. WSC #50 What is required in the second commandment?
    The second commandment requireth the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath appointed in his word.
  24. WSC #50 Matthew 28:20
    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:20
  25. WSC #51 What is forbidden in the second commandment?
    The second commandment forbiddeth the worshiping of God by images, or any other way not appointed in his word.
  26. WSC #51 Deuteronomy 12:31-32
    • Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
    • Deuteronomy 12:31-32
  27. WSC #52 What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment?
    The reasons annexed to the second commandment are, God's sovereignty over us, his propriety in us, and the zeal he hath to his own worship.
  28. WSC #52 Psalm 45:11
    So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him. Psalm 45:11
  29. WSC #53 Which is the third commandment?
    The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
  30. WSC #53 Exodus 20:7
    Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Exodus 20:7
  31. WSC #54 What is required in the third commandment?
    The third commandment requireth the holy and reverent use of God's names, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.
  32. WSC #54 Deuteronomy 28:58
    If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; Deuteronomy 28:58
  33. WSC #55 What is forbidden in the third commandment?
    The third commandment forbiddeth all profaning or abusing of any thing whereby God maketh himself known.
  34. WSC #55 Malachi 2:2
    If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Malachi 2:2
  35. WSC #56 What is the reason annexed to the commandment?
    The reason annexed to the third commandment is, That however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment.
  36. WSC #56 1 Samuel 3:13
    For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. 1 Samuel 3:13
  37. WSC #57 Which is the fourth commandment?
    The fourth commandment is, Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
  38. WSC #57 Exodus 20:8-11
    • Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
    • daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:
    • wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exodus 20:8-11
  39. WSC #58 What is required in the fourth commandment?
    The fourth commandment requireth the keeping holy to God such set times as he hath appointed in his Word; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy sabbath to himself.
  40. WSC #58 Deuteronomy 5:12-14
    Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. Deuteronomy 5:12-14
  41. WSC #59 Which day of the seven hath God appointed to be the weekly sabbath?
    From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian sabbath.
  42. WSC #59 Acts 20:7
    And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. Acts 20:7
  43. WSC #60 How is the sabbath to be sanctified?
    The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in public and private exercises of God's worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.
  44. WSC #60 Luke 4:16
    And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. Luke 4:16
  45. WSC #61 What is forbidden in the fourth commandment?
    The fourth commandment forbiddeth the omission or careless performance of the duties required, and the profaning the day by idleness, or doing that which is sinful, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our worldly employments or recreations.
  46. WSC #61 Malachi 1:13
    Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD. Malachi 1:13
  47. WSC #62 What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment?
    The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are, God's allowing us six days of the week for our own employments, his challenging a special propriety in the seventh, his own example, and his blessing the sabbath day.
  48. WSC #62 Exodus 20:11
    For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exodus 20:11

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