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A Baptist Catechism – Questions 82-84

Question 82: Which is the ninth commandment?

Answer: The ninth commandment is, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

Scripture: Exodus 20:16.

Question 83: What is required in the ninth commandment?

Answer: The ninth commandment requires that we maintain and promote truth between persons and that we preserve the good name of our neighbor and ourselves.

Scripture: Zechariah 8:16; Acts 25:10; Ecclesiastes 7:1; 3 John 12; Proverbs 14:5, 25.

Question 84: What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?

Answer: The ninth commandment forbids whatever dishonors truth, or injures our own, or our neighbor’s good name.

Scripture: Ephesians 4:25; Psalm 15:3; 2 Corinthians 8:20, 21.

 

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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