It is forbidden by the fifth commandment.

And if a man will contend with thee in judgment, and take away thy coat, let go thy cloak also unto him;I and whosoever will force thee one mile, go with him two."(12)


rom what has been said, it is easy to see how inclined manis to those sins which are prohibited by this Commandment, andhow many are guilty of murder, if not in fact, at least in desire.

Catechism of the Catholic Church - The fifth commandment


f a man kill another in self-defence, having used everymeans consistent with his own safety to avoid the infliction ofdeath, he evidently does not violate this Commandment.


he above are the cases in which life may be taken withoutthe guilt of murder; and with these exceptions the preceptbinds universally whether we consider the person who kills,the person killed, or the means used to kill.

s to the person who kills, the Commandment recognizesno exception whatever, be he rich or powerful, master orparent.


The fifth commandment forbids doing anything with the intention of bringing about a person's death.

They bear legitimate witness to the gravity of the physical and moral risks of recourse to violence, with all its destruction and death.104 Avoiding war 2307 The fifth commandment forbids the intentional destruction of human life.


We are convinced that God has the best plan for everyone's family. Embedded in our created natures as male and female is a message that Luther identified as a "divine ordinance," namely, "Be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis 1:28; Apol. XXIII (XI), 7; LC, Sixth Commandment, 207; Luther's The Estate of Marriage and his Commentary on Genesis). The Creator's design for husbands and wives to procreate remains in place today just as much as in biblical times (Apol. XXIII (XI), 7-8). Ultimately, it is God who opens and closes wombs (Genesis 20:18, 29:31, 30:22), and we should remain open to his blessings of children while also remaining patient if He chooses to withhold that blessing. We are deeply concerned that not only the secular world, but also many within Christendom, have devalued the vocation of parenthood, particularly during the twentieth century, when marriage rates dropped, divorce rates rose, and abortion and contraception became routine.

The Five Visions of Daniel (Dan

We therefore find ourselves sympathetic to the long-standing consensus of Lutheran church fathers from the Reformation through the mid twentieth century that neither abortion (Fifth Commandment), abortifacient birth control (Fifth Commandment), nor barrier contraception (Sixth Commandment) should be practiced, and we encourage our fellow Lutherans who are exploring the history and theology behind these viewpoints (see, for example, the blog). For our part, we hope to produce resources that will address the questions that well-intending Christians raise, such as:

Fifth commandment vocab Flashcards | Quizlet

Scripture specifies the prohibition contained in the fifth commandment: "Do not slay the innocent and the righteous."61 The deliberate murder of an innocent person is gravely contrary to the dignity of the human being, to the golden rule, and to the holiness of the Creator.