Catechism Grade 4
Catechism Lessons for 4th Grade
Dates listed are the dates which memory work is recited.
Q. 96. What does God require in the second commandment?
A. That we do not worship God in any other way than He has commanded in His word.
Q. 97. Are images then not at all to be made?
A. God neither can, nor may be represented by any means.
Q. 99. What is required in the third commandment?
A. That we must not profane the name of God.
Q. 100. Is then the profaning of God's name, by swearing and cursing, so heinous a sin, that His wrath is kindled against those who do not endeavor, as much as in them lies, to prevent and forbid such cursing and swearing?
A. It is, for there is no sin greater or more provoking to God, than the profaning of His Name.
Q. 101. May we then swear religiously by the name of God?
A. Yes: when the magistrates demand it.
Q. 102. May we also swear by saints or any other creatures?
Q. 103. What does God require in the fourth commandment?
A. That on the Sabbath, I diligently frequent the church of God, to hear His word, to use the sacraments, publicly to call upon the Lord, and contribute to the relief of the poor.
Q. 104. What does God require in the fifth commandment?
A. That I show all honor, love and fidelity, to my father and mother, and all in authority over me, and submit myself to their good instruction and correction.
Q. 105. What does God require in the sixth commandment?
A. That I do not dishonor, hate, wound, or kill my neighbor, and that I lay aside all desire of revenge.
Q. 106. But this commandment seems only to speak of murder?
A. God teaches us that envy, hatred, anger, and desire of revenge are all accounted by Him as murder.
Q. 107. But is it enough that we do not kill any man in the manner mentioned above?
A. No, for God also commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves and to prevent his hurt as much as in us lies.
December 3: Lord’s Supper
Q. 108. What does the seventh commandment teach us?
A. That we live chastely whether in holy wedlock, or in single life.
Q. 109. Does God forbid in this commandment, only adultery, and such like gross sins?
A. God also forbids all unchaste actions, gestures, words, thoughts, desires, and whatever can entice men thereto.
Q. 110. What does God forbid in the eighth commandment?
A. God forbids appropriating to ourselves the goods which belong to our neighbor.
Q. 111. But what does God require in this commandment?
A. That I promote the advantage of my neighbor in every instance I can or may.
Q. 112. What is required in the ninth commandment?
A. That I avoid all sorts of lies and deceit as the proper works of the devil, but rather love the truth.
Q. 113. What does the tenth commandment require of us?
A. That even the smallest inclination or thought, contrary to any of God's commandments, never rise in our hearts; but we hate all sin with our whole heart.
Q. 114. But can those who are converted to God perfectly keep these commandments?
A. No: but even the holiest men, have only a small beginning of this obedience; yet so they begin to live according to all the commandments of God.
REMEMBER - dates listed are the dates which memory work is recited.
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