Luther’s Small Catechism

by Dr. Martin Luther

Explanation of The Sixth Commandment

Explanation of The Sixth Commandment

The Sixth Commandment

You shall not commit adultery.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.

The Central Thought

God created us to live faithfully as male and female by respecting His purpose for sexual activity within the context of marriage. 

Is marriage between a man and a woman held in high regard today? Why or why not?

Read Genesis 2:15--24. For what purpose(s) did God create us male and female? 

As Christians, we cherish marriage as the union of our different yet complementary natures as male and female.

How can I talk about marriage and sex in ways that reflect God's good purposes for it?

A Closer Reading of the Small Catechism

65. What is marriage?

Marriage was created...

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