The
Fourth and Fifth
Commandments
The Fourth Commandment
- honor your father and your mother
- Honor is due to our parents and guardians, and
to those whom ...
• The fourth commandment calls for obedience.
The word “obey” comes from the Latin word
obidire, meaning “listen to”
• Our...
• We should understand that rules are made for
the good of all
• As Jesus obeyed the Father, so too should we
obey
• The fourth commandment also requires giving
assistance and care to your parents
• The well-being of a person and of soci...
• Children have an obligation to give their parents
respect, gratitude, just obedience, and help
when needed.
• Parents ha...
• Civil authorities are given responsibility for
children outside the home
• Public authority is obliged to respect the
fu...
• Citizens are obliged in
conscience NOT to follow
directions of authorities
only when they go
against God’s laws
and harm...
The Fifth Commandment –
You shall not kill
• Human life is sacred because from its beginning
it involves the creative acti...
• The fifth commandment obliges us to respect
human life from the moment of conception until
natural death
• We are called to avoid anything that harms or
destroys life, and support anything that
improves the condition of life.
• Every person is unique and loved by God. The
fifth commandment calls us to nurture life in
everyone
• Robbing a person of life is assuming power that
belongs only to God. This includes:
- murder
- abortion
- euthanasia
- c...
• Other sins against life are violence, fighting,
revenge, hurtful words, prejudice and
discrimination
• Legitimate defense is defending life against an
aggressor (self defense, police and military
action...)
- this is not si...
• The fifth commandment also calls us to take care
of our health and to avoid harmful excess (abuse
of food, alcohol, drug...
• We are also responsible for our own and one
another’s spiritual life. We are to avoid scandal,
which damages a reputatio...
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  1. 1. The Fourth and Fifth Commandments
  2. 2. The Fourth Commandment - honor your father and your mother - Honor is due to our parents and guardians, and to those whom God has vested with authority for our own good.
  3. 3. • The fourth commandment calls for obedience. The word “obey” comes from the Latin word obidire, meaning “listen to” • Our parents and guardians want what is good for us, and in return we have the responsibility to give respect and obedience
  4. 4. • We should understand that rules are made for the good of all • As Jesus obeyed the Father, so too should we obey
  5. 5. • The fourth commandment also requires giving assistance and care to your parents • The well-being of a person and of society is closely linked with healthy and stable families
  6. 6. • Children have an obligation to give their parents respect, gratitude, just obedience, and help when needed. • Parents have the duty to provide for the physical and spiritual needs of their children • Parents should respect their child’s talents and vocations
  7. 7. • Civil authorities are given responsibility for children outside the home • Public authority is obliged to respect the fundamental rights of each person • Citizens must work with authorities to build up society
  8. 8. • Citizens are obliged in conscience NOT to follow directions of authorities only when they go against God’s laws and harm human dignity
  9. 9. The Fifth Commandment – You shall not kill • Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God
  10. 10. • The fifth commandment obliges us to respect human life from the moment of conception until natural death
  11. 11. • We are called to avoid anything that harms or destroys life, and support anything that improves the condition of life.
  12. 12. • Every person is unique and loved by God. The fifth commandment calls us to nurture life in everyone
  13. 13. • Robbing a person of life is assuming power that belongs only to God. This includes: - murder - abortion - euthanasia - culpable suicide
  14. 14. • Other sins against life are violence, fighting, revenge, hurtful words, prejudice and discrimination
  15. 15. • Legitimate defense is defending life against an aggressor (self defense, police and military action...) - this is not sinful because it is done for the purpose of protecting life
  16. 16. • The fifth commandment also calls us to take care of our health and to avoid harmful excess (abuse of food, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc)
  17. 17. • We are also responsible for our own and one another’s spiritual life. We are to avoid scandal, which damages a reputation. This includes defamatory speech and gossip.

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