Questions and Answers
2127. What does Christ answer to the question: “What must I do to have eternal life”? (CCC 2075) To the questions “What must I do to have eternal life” Christ answers: “Keep the commandments.”
2128. How did Christ bear witness that the Decalogue is everlasting? (CCC 2076) By His life and by His preaching Christ bore witness that the Decalogue is everlasting.
2129. In which context is the Decalogue given? (CCC 2077) The Decalogue is given in the context of the Covenant.
2130. Following whom does the Church acknowledge the primordial importance of the Decalogue? (CCC 2078) The Church acknowledges the primordial importance of the Decalogue following the Scripture and Christ.
2131. Why does the transgression of one commandment infringe the others? (CCC 2079) The transgression of one commandment infringes the others, because the Decalogue forms an organic unity.
2132. What does the Decalogue contain in terms of natural law? (CCC 2080) In terms of natural law the Decalogue contains a privileged expression of it.
2133. What kind of obligations do the Ten Commandments set out? (CCC 2081) The Ten Commandments, in the things they primarily contain, set out grave obligations, but their keeping obliges in matters which are themselves trivial.
2134. How does God make possible the keeping of the commandments? (CCC 2082) God makes the keeping of the commandments possible by His grace.