Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 37

Q & A 82
Q Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?
A No mere man, since the fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but does daily break them in thought, word, and deed.*1

Q & A 83
Q Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?
A Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others.*2

Q & A 84
Q What does every sin deserve?
A Every sin deserves God’s wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come.*3

*1 Genesis 8:21; Romans 3:9 ff., 23
*2 Ezekiel 8:6, 13, 15; Matthew 11:20-24
*3 Matthew 25:41; Galatians 3:10; Ephesians 5:6.

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