Christian Catechism – Life and Conduct of the Believer
Life and Conduct of the Believer
What should be the believer’s conduct in his daily walk and life?
As the redeemed of the Lord, he should serve God, in holiness and righteousness, which is acceptable to him, and let his good works shine before men. – Luke 1: 74-75, Matt 5: 16.
Did the Lord Jesus give us also a command?
Yes: he said: A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. – John 13: 34.
Should we love our enemies, also?
Yes: Christ said, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father in heaven. – Matt. 5: 44-45.
What ought we to do, if we are injured by any one?
We are not to render evil for evil, or railing for railing. – 1 Pet. 3: 9.
Should a true Christian suffer patiently?
Yes: for it is written: For even hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps. – 1 Pet. 2: 21, Matt. 10: 22.
How does Christ comfort his own in their sufferings?
He says: Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you-for great is your reward in heaven. – Matt. 5: 11-12.
How shall a Christian conduct himself towards the authorities of his country?
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power, but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. – Rom. 13: 1.
What says our Saviour concerning taking oaths?
He says: But I say unto you, swear not at all – let your communications be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these, cometh of evil. – Matt. 5: 34-37.
Is this said of all oaths?
Yes: for James says: But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath. – James 5: 12.
What did the Lord Jesus say of idle words?
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account thereof in the day of judgment. – Matt. 12: 36.