5.3.5.3 The Fourth Commandment in the letters of Apostle Paul

The letters of Apostle Paul expressly mention the Fourth Commandment. Children are admonished to be obedient to their parents (Ephesians 6: 1-3; Colossians 3: 20). The disobedience of children toward their parents is even included in the so-called catalogue of vices (Romans 1: 30; 2 Timothy 3: 2). On the other hand, fathers are also admonished to behave in a considerate way toward their children (Ephesians 6: 4), and mothers are to love their children (Titus 2: 4). Here it becomes clear that, in addition to the obligations arising for children from the Fourth Commandment, parents also have obligations toward their children.

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