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Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 43

December 18, 2014 by Dan Valentine 0 comments

Posted in: Catechism for the Church

"Ouch. If you don't feel a little guilty after reading this Lord's Day Q and A, you were reading too fast. I don't consider myself a liar - but, boy, does this Lord's Day hurt. I may not have lied in court, but I have done most everything else listed in Answer 112. Take a close look and see if you conscience gets pricked." Kevin DeYoung. The Good News We Almost Forgot. 203.

Question 112: What is God's will for us in the Ninth Commandment?

Answer:  God's will is that I never give false testimony against anyone, twist no one's words, not gossip or slander, nor join in condemning anyone without a hearing or without a just cause. Rather, in court and everywhere else, I should avoid lying and deceit of every kind; these are devices the devil himself uses, and they would call down on me God's intense anger. I should love the truth, speak it candidly, and openly acknowledge it. And I should do what I can to guard and advance my neighbor's good name. 

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