New City Catechism, Q16

Q16: What is sin?   A: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.  Scripture...

New City Catechism, Q15

Q15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose? A: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of...

New City Catechism, Q14

Q14: Did God create us unable to keep his law? A: No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature and unable to keep God’s law. Scripture...

New City Catechism, Q13

Q13: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly? A: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed. Scripture Reference None is righteous, no, not one; no one...

New City Catechism, Q12

Q12: What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments? A: Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us (Crossway 2017). Scripture...