1. Is adultery a very great sin? Yes: How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Gen. 29:9. Is it an iniquity to be punished by the judge? Yes: The adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death, Lev. 20:10. Is fornication a very great sin? Yes: Fornication, and all uncleanness, let it not be once named among you, Eph. 5:3. Will these sins certainly shut men out of heaven, if they be not repented of and forsaken? Yes: for fornicators and adulterers shall not inherit the kingdom of God, 1 Cor. 6:10.
2. Are unclean thoughts sins? Yes: for whosoever looketh on a woman, to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart, Matt. 5:28. Are unclean reflections sins? Yes: for some multiply their whoredoms by calling to remembrance the days of their youth, Ezek. 23:19. Are unclean desires sins? Yes: inordinate affection, and evil concupiscence, are to be mortified in us, Col. 3:5. And must all fleshly lusts be shunned? Yes: Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, 1 Pet. 2:11.
3. Are unclean words sin? Yes: for there must be neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, Eph. 5:4. Must we therefore take heed of speaking any filthy words? Yes: let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, Eph. 4:29. May we take delight in hearing filthy talk? No: for evil communications corrupt good manners, 1 Cor. 15:33.
4. Are all unchaste actions forbidden in this commandment? Yes: not only adultery and fornication, but uncleanness and lasciviousness (Gal. 5:19), chambering and wantonness, Rom. 13:13. Are the occasions of uncleanness here forbidden? Yes: Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, Eph. 5:11.
5. Is all uncleanness provoking to God? Yes: For I the Lord am holy, Lev. 20:26. Is it against our bodies? Yes: for the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, 1 Cor. 6:13. Is it a wrong to our souls? Yes: for fleshly lusts war against the soul, 1 Pet. 2:11. Is it wounding to conscience? Yes: I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, Eccl. 7:26.
6. Are idleness and gluttony occasions of uncleanness, and forbidden in this commandment? Yes: for this was the iniquity of Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness, Ezek. 16: 49. And is drunkenness also a sin of dangerous consequence? Yes: for drunkards shall not inherit the kingdom of God, 1 Cor. 6:10.