Reformed Church of Hastings

 

 

Home

Our Beliefs

Sermons

Find Us

Links

 

 

The Heidelberg Catechism

Lord's Day 43

 

112 Q.    What is God's will for us in the ninth commandment?

 

       A.    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.1

 

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.2

I should love the truth,

speak it candidly,

and openly acknowledge it.3

And I should do what I can

     to guard and advance my neighbour’s good name.4

 

1 Ps. 15; Prov. 19:5; Matt. 7:1; Luke 6:37; Rom. 1:28-32

2 Lev. 19:11-12; Prov. 12:22; 13:5; John 8:44; Rev. 21:8

3 1 Cor. 13:6; Eph. 4:25

4 1 Pet. 3:8-9; 4:8

 

 

 Previous Lord's Day | Table of Contents | Next Lord's Day

  

 Belgic Confession | Canons of Dort | Westminster Confession of Faith