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The Ten Commandments And Their Obligations

The Ten Commandments And Their Obligations

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The Ten Commandments

These are the commandments which God gave to man to guide him to happiness in this life and in the next.

1. I AM THE LORD THY GOD: THOU SHALT NOT HAVE STRANGE GODS BEFORE ME.

Commands: Faith, hope, love and worship of God; reverence for holy things: prayer.
Forbids: Idolatry, superstition, spiritism, tempting God, sacrilege, attendance of false worship.

2. THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN.

Commands: Reverence in speaking about God and holy things; the keeping of oaths and vows.
Forbids: blasphemy, the irreverent use of God’s name, speaking disrespectfully of holy things, false oaths and the breaking of vows.

3. REMEMBER THOU KEEP HOLY THE SABBATH DAY.

Commands: Going to Church on Sundays and holy days.
Forbids: Missing Mass, coming late for Mass through one’s own fault; unnecessary servile work on Sundays and public buying and selling etc.

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