Given the 9th
Commandment, are impure thoughts sinful?
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As stated in the Baltimore Catechism... (emphasis added)
Q. What are we commanded by the ninth Commandment?
A. We are commanded by the ninth Commandment to keep
ourselves pure in thought and desire.
Q. What is forbidden by the ninth Commandment?
A. The ninth Commandment forbids unchaste thoughts, desires
of another's wife or husband, and all other unlawful impure thoughts and
Q. Are impure thoughts and desires always sins?
A. Impure thoughts and desires are always sins, unless they
displease us and we try to banish them.
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