Q.89:What does every sin deserve?
A. Every sin deserves God’s wrath and curse, both in this life and that which is to come.
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” Galatians 3:10
Q.88: Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?
A. Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others.
If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that. 1 John 5:16
Q.87: Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?
A. No mere man since the fall is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but does daily break them in thought, word, or deed.
For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin. Ecclesiastes 7:20
Q.86: What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?
A. The tenth commandment forbids all discontentment with our own estate, envying or grieving at the good of our neighbor, and all inordinate motions and affections to anything that is his.
But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. James 3:14
For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. James 3:16
Q.85: What is required in the tenth commandment?
A. The tenth commandment requires full contentment with our own condition, with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbor, and all that is his.
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6
Q.84: Which is the tenth commandment?
A. The tenth commandment is You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
Q.83: What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment forbids whatsoever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own or our neighbor’s good name.
He who does not backbite with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend. Psalm 15:3
Q.82: What is required in the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment requires the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man, and of our own and our neighbor’s good name, especially in witness bearing.
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness will utter lies. Proverbs 14:5
A true witness delivers souls, but a deceitful witness speaks lies.Proverbs 14:25
Q.81: Which is the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment is, You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.