Baptist Catechism Q: 51,52,53,54


catechisms (plural noun)
a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians.
system of belief · set of principles · statement of beliefs · profession of faith · doctrine · teaching · ideology · ethic · dogma · tenet · catechism · credo · beliefs · principles · canons · articles of faith · maxims · rules · laws
a series of fixed questions, answers, or precepts used for instruction in other situations.
“the preventive health catechism “more exercise, less tobacco and alcohol, and better diet””

Q. 51. Which is the first commandment?
A. The first commandment is, “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3)

Q. 52. What is required in the first commandment?
A. The first commandment requires us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God, and to worship and glorify Him accordingly. (Joshua 24:15; 1 Chron. 28:9; Deut. 26:17; Ps. 29:2; Matt. 4:10)

Q. 53. What is forbidden in the first commandment?
A. The first commandment forbids the denying, or not worshipping and glorifying the true God, as God and our God; and the giving that worship and glory to any other, which is due unto Him alone. (Joshua 24:27; Rom. 1:20,21; Ps. 14:1; Rom. 1:25)

Q. 54. What are we especially taught by these words, “before me,” in the first commandment?
A. These words, “before me”, in the first commandment, teach us, that God, who sees all things, takes notice of, and is much displeased with the sin of having any other God. (Deut.30:17,18; Ps. 44:20,21; Ps. 90:8)

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