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First Commandment

Christian Morality First Commandment (Catholic)

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Where in Sacred Scripture do we encounter the 10 commandments? Exodus 20: 2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21
What is A Traditional Catechetical Formula of the First Commandment? I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me.
"What good deed must I do, to have eternal life?" "If you would enter into life, keep the commandments" (Mt 19:16-17).
By his life and by his preaching Jesus attested to what? The permanent validity of the Decalogue.
The gift of the Decalogue is... ...bestowed from within the covenant concluded by God with his people.
God's commandments take on their true meaning where? they take on their true meaning in and through His Holy Covenant he has made with us.
In fidelity to Scripture and in conformity with Jesus' example the tradition of the Church has always done what? Jesus acknowledged the primordial importance and significance of the Decalogue.
What does it mean that Decalogue forms an organic unity in which each "word" or "commandment"? It refers to all the other commandments taken together.
To transgress one commandment is to do what? Is to infringe on the whole Law (cf. Jas 2:10-11).
The Decalogue contains a privileged expression of what? The Natural Law
How is the Divine and Natural Law made known. It is made known to us by divine revelation and by human reason.
The Ten Commandments, in their fundamental content, state what? It is the grave obligations we owe GOD.
Obedience to the Divine precepts also implies obligations in matter which is, in itself what? Light
What God commands he makes possible by his what? Grace
Jesus summed up man's duties toward God in saying what? "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." (Deut 6:4.)
The commandments make what explicit to man? The response of love to give to God.
Who loved who first? GOD loved man, or man loved GOD? God has loved us first
What is the 1st commandment? You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve him. . . . You shall not go after other gods.
God makes himself known by doing what? By recalling His all-powerful loving, and liberating action in the history of the people of Isreal.
What is God's first call and just demand? That man accept Him and worship Him
Man's vocation is to make God manifest by doing what? By acting in conformity with his creation "in the image and likeness of God
"The first commandment embraces what virtues? The first commandment embraces faith, hope, and charity
When we say 'God' we confess what? We confess a constant, unchangeable being, always the same, faithful and just, without any evil.
What must we necessarily accept to have complete faith in GOD? We must accept His words and acknowledge his authority to have complete faith in Him.
According to St. Paul, what is the principle and explanation of all moral deviations? "Ignorance of God"
What is our duty towards GOD? Our duty toward God is to believe in him and to bear witness to him
The first commandment requires us to do what? It requires us to nourish and protect our faith with prudence and vigilance, and to reject everything that is opposed to it.
What are the various ways of sinning against faith? Voluntary doubt, involuntary doubt, incredulity, heresy, apostasy and schism.
What is incredulity? It is the neglect of revealed truth or the willful refusal to assent to it.
What is voluntary doubt? Voluntary doubt about the faith disregards or refuses to hold as true what God has revealed and the Church proposes for belief
What is involuntary doubt? It refers to hesitation in believing, difficulty in overcoming objections connected with the faith, or also anxiety aroused by its obscurity.
What can happen if involuntary doubt is deliberately cultivated? If can lead to spiritual blindness.
What is Heresy? Heresy is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same
What is apostasy? Apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith
What is schism? Schism is the refusal of submission to the Roman Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him.
When God reveals Himself and calls him, man cannot fully do what? Man cannot respond to the divine love by his own powers.
What is Hope? Hope is the confident expectation of divine blessing and the beatific vision of God; it is also the fear of offending God's love and of incurring punishment.
What are the sins against Hope? despair and presumption
What is despair? By despair, man ceases to hope for his personal salvation from God, for help in attaining it or for the forgiveness of his sins. Despair is contrary to God's goodness, to his justice - for the Lord is faithful to his promises - and to his mercy
How many kinds of presumption are there? 2
What is the sin of presumption? Either man presumes upon his own capacities, (hoping to be able to save himself without help from on high), or he presumes upon God's almighty power or his mercy (hoping to obtain his forgiveness without conversion and glory without merit).
One can sin against God's love in what various ways? indifference, ingratitude, lukewarmness, acedia, or hatred of God.
What is acedia? Spiritual sloth and goes so far as to refuse the joy that comes from God and to be repelled by divine goodness
What is lukewarmness? lukewarmness is hesitation or negligence in responding to divine love; it can imply refusal to give oneself over to the prompting of charity
What is ingratitude? Ingratitude fails or refuses to acknowledge divine charity and to return him love for love
What is indifference? Indifference neglects or refuses to reflect on divine charity; it fails to consider its prevenient goodness and denies its power
Where does hatred of God come from? hatred of God comes from pride
What is wrong with Hatred of GOD? It is contrary to love of God, whose goodness it denies, and whom it presumes to curse as the one who forbids sins and inflicts punishments.
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