Murder (The Sixth Commandment) (HC 105-107)

Murder (The Sixth Commandment)

Heidelberg Catechism 105-107

Murder is the intentional and unjust taking of a human life.

1. Killing Animals is not Murder

A. The Changing Definitions of Murder

B. Murder Requires the Image of God (Genesis 1:26-28; 9:5-6)

C. God Has Given Us Animals for Food (Genesis 9:2–3)

2. Not All Killing is Murder

A. Murder is the Unjust Taking of a Human Life

B. Murder is the Intentional Unjust Taking of a Human Life (Exodus 21:12-15, Numbers 35:6-34, and Deuteronomy 19:1-13)