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A Baptist Catechism – Questions 79-81

Question 79: Which is the eighth commandment?

Answer: The eighth commandment is, “Thou shalt not steal.”

Scripture: Exodus 20:15.

Question 80: Which is required in the eighth commandment?

Answer: The eighth commandment requires that we pursue lawful and useful work to provide for our needs and for those unable to provide for themselves.

Scripture: Ephesians 4:28; Proverbs 27:23; Leviticus 25:35; Deuteronomy 15:10; 22:1-4.

Question 81: What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?

Answer: The eighth commandment forbids whatever would unjustly withhold or diminish a person’s possessions or attainments.

Scripture: Malachi 3:8; Ephesians 4:28; Romans 13:7

 

The Baptist Catechism above was adapted by John Piper.  This post in its entirety can be found at http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/a-baptist-catechism

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