|Question||What is required in the second commandment?|
|Answer||The second commandment requireth the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire all such religious worship and ordinances, as God hath appointed in his word. 1|
The Baptist Catechism Set to Music
Benjamin Beddome’s Exposition
May civil honour be given to creatures?
Thy father’s children shall bow down before thee,
But is divine worship due only to God?
Him only shalt thou serve,
Is the light of nature sufficient to direct us in the worship of God?
Whom ye ignorantly worship,
Should we therefore have recourse to the written word?
Should all God’s ordinances be received?
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth,
Ye shall observe my statutes,
And kept pure without adulteration?
And thou not unto his’ words,
And entire without diminution?
Ye have not kept my ways, but “have been partial in my law,
Is this especially the duty of ministers?
The good thing which was committed to thee keep,
2 Timothy 1:14
May not our own fancies be the rule of our worship?
Remember the commandments of the Lord, and seek not after your own heart, and your own eyes,
Nor the customs of men?
After the doings of the land of Egypt, and after the doings of the land of Canaan, ye shall not do,
Nor the prescriptions of superiors?
Be it known unto thee, O King, that we will not serve thy Gods,
Should we therefore keep close to God’s word as our rule?
And look that thou make them after the pattern,
Nor be affrighted therefrom by the greatest reproaches or sufferings?
None of these things move me,
The Westminster Larger Catechism
|Question||What are the duties required in the second commandment?|
|Answer||The duties required in the second commandment are, the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath instituted in his word; 1 particularly prayer and thanksgiving in the name of Christ; 2 the reading, preaching, and hearing of the word; 3 the administration and receiving of the sacraments; 4 church government and discipline; 5 the ministry and maintenance thereof; 6 religious fasting; 7 swearing by the name of God, 8 and vowing unto him: 9 as also the disapproving, detesting, opposing, all false worship; 10 and, according to each one's place and calling, removing it, and all monuments of idolatry. 11|