Christian Catechism – Domestic Life of the Christian
Domestic Life of the Christian
Who instituted the marriage?
The Lord God himself, with Adam and Eye in the Garden of Eden. – Gen. 2: 24.
What persons may enter the state of matrimony together?
Those not too near in blood-relationship, and of the same faith. – Lev. 18 and 20, 1 Cor. 7: 39.
May married persons be divorced?
No: they shall not be divorced, save for the cause of fornication. – Matt. 19:3-9, Matt. 5: 22.
How should married persons conduct themselves towards each other?
Husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies: and the women are to submit themselves unto their husbands. – Eph. 5: 22.
What are parents to do for their children?
They are to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. – Eph. 6: 4.
How are children to behave towards their parents?
They are to obey their parents in all things. Honor thy father and mother which is the first commandment with promise. – Col. 3: 20, Eph. 6: 1-2.
What have men-servants and maid-servants to observe towards their superiors?
That they, in all things, obey their masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men-pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; then they shall receive of the Lord, the reward of the inheritance. – Col. 3: 24.
How are superiors (head of families) to be disposed towards their domestics?
They should remember the admonition: Forbearing threatening; knowing that, your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. – Eph. 6: 9.