Q. How shall we come to the right sight of our sins and a sound persuasion of the greatness of them?
A: By the Spirit of God leading us into the true understanding of the law and a due examination of ourselves thereby.
Q: Where is the law set down?
A: it is written in many places of the Scriptures but the sum thereof is contained in the Ten Commandments.
Q: Rehearse them
A: I am the Lord your God, you shall have no other Gods but me…
Q: How are they divided?
A: Into two principal heads or tables as they are called.
Q: What does the first table teach us?
A: It teaches us our duties toward God and is contained in the first four commandments.
Q: What does the second teach?
A: Our duty toward our neighbor and is contained in the last six commandments.
Q: Why are the duties towards God set down before the duties toward our neighbor?
A: Because the love of God is the ground of our love of neighbor.
Q: What follows hereof?
A: That no one can rightly love his neighbor except he first love God.
Q: Why are the duties towards our neighbor joined to our duty towards God?
A: Because of the love of our neighbor is the proof of our love towards God.
Q: What ensues hereof?
A: That no one can love God aright except he also love his neighbor.
— Richard Greenham (c.1535–c.94), A Short Form Of Catechizing (1599).