When we develop the character of our children, we mark their souls morally and ethically. This parenting involves ploughing and planting the Word of God in them. One tool God provides for this is the catechism. The catechism provides children with solid, thorough knowledge in today’s confusing world. It gives a workable framework within which we can live.
Should parents who do not send their children to catechism classes be disciplined? The author shows that this has been a conviction in the history of the Reformed Churches. He shows the need for catechism and the benefits it has for the church. The author maintains that instruction in the Heidelberg Catechism is linked to the promise parents make to their children at their baptism.
Does the way in which the Heidelberg Catechism deals with the fourth Commandment in Lord’s Day 38 leave you longing for more? The catechism does not say anything about what is forbidden on the Sabbath. Is this an issue? This article looks at Calvin's perspective on the fourth commandment and how this perspective influenced Ursinus.