What is commandment?

  • (noun): Something that is commanded.
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Some articles on commandment:

Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Eighth Commandment
... You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." The eighth commandment according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church The Catechism explains that bearing false witness or "speaking a ... Included in the Church teachings of this commandment is the requirement for Christians to bear witness to their faith "without equivocation" in situations that require it ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Fourth Commandment
... be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you." The fourth commandment according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI ... The Catechism says this commandment requires duties of children to parents that include Respect toward parents that also flows to brothers and sisters ... Keeping this commandment, according to the Catechism, also requires duties of parents to children which include "Moral education, spiritual formation and evangelization" of ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Tenth Commandment
... or anything that is your neighbor's." The tenth commandment according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church Detachment from riches is the goal of the tenth commandment and the first Beatitude ("blessed ... Covetousness is prohibited by the tenth commandment because it is considered to be the first step toward commission of theft, robbery and fraud these may lead to violence and injustice ... another's prosperity." Explaining Church teaching of this commandment, Kreeft cites Saint Thomas Aquinas, who wrote, "An evil desire can only be overcome by ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Fourth Commandment - Jesus' Expansion
... that this dictum of Jesus brought the fourth commandment to a new and higher level ... Thus, the fourth commandment's responsibilities extend to the greater society and requires respect for "legitimate social authorities" ... for any working family or society" it is the "greatest social commandment" and requires people to love God and neighbor ...
Three Oaths - Viewpoint of The Rishonim - Nachmanides
... that it is incumbent upon Jews in every generation as a positive commandment to attempt to conquer the Land of Israel ... to Rambam's Sefer HaMitzvot on Positive Commandment #4 he wrote Nachmanides' position here is untenable if he maintains that the Three Oaths are Halachically binding ... and that to treat it as such would be to effectively nullify a biblical commandment ...

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Famous quotes containing the word commandment:

    There will, however, be no one in need among you, because the LORD is sure to bless you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you as a possession to occupy, if only you will obey the LORD your God by diligently observing this entire commandment that I command you today.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 15:4,5.

    But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I shall come out like gold. My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured in my bosom the words of his mouth.
    Bible: Hebrew, Job 23:10-12.

    Job, of God.

    Ideals possess the strange quality that if they were completely realized they would turn into nonsense. One could easily follow a commandment such as “Thou shalt not kill” to the point of dying of starvation; and I might establish the formula that for the proper functioning of the mesh of our ideals, as in the case of a strainer, the holes are just as important as the mesh.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)