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Sin (Catholic Church)

Sin (Catholic Church) Nature of Sin Since sin is a moral evil, it is necessary in the first place to determine what is meant by evil, and in particular by moral evil. Evil is defined by St. Thomas (De malo, 2:2) as a privation of form or order or due...

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Repentance in Judaism

Repentance in Judaism Repentance in Judaism known as teshuva (תשובה‎, literally “return”), is the way of atoning for sin in Judaism. According to Gates of Repentance, a standard work of Jewish ethics written by Rabbenu Yonah of Gerona, if someone commits a sin, a forbidden act, he can be forgiven...

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Mortal Sin

Mortal Sin? A mortal sin (Latin: peccatum mortale), in Catholic theology, is a gravely sinful act, which can lead to damnation if a person does not repent of the sin before death. A sin is considered to be “mortal” when its quality is such that it leads to a separation of that person...

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Anantarika-karma

Anantarika-karma Ānantarika-karma or ānantarika-kamma is a heinous crime that through karmic process brings immediate disaster. They are called ‘anantarika’ because they are ‘an’ (without) ‘antara’ (interval), in other words the results immediately come to fruition in the next life, i.e. the participant goes straight to hell. These are considered so heinous that Buddhists and...

Why Our Actions And Personal Sins Important?

Our Actions And Personal Sins The All Wise Book states in miraculous fashion that the universe grows angry at the evil of the people of misguidance, and the universal elements becomes wrathful, and all beings, furious. In most awesome fashion it depicts the storm visited on the people of Noah...

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Shinto Concept of Sin

Shinto Concept of Sin In Shinto, there is no concept of original sin or karma. But ancient Japanese considered all unhappy or unfortunate incidents, such as diseases or natural hazards, as sins. Yet, they were not the cause in the individual, but in external factors. And they considered sin to...

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices, or cardinal sins, is a grouping and classification of vices within Christian teachings, although it does not appear explicitly in the Bible. Behaviours or habits are classified under this category if they directly give birth to other immoralities. According to...

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What is Original Sin?

What is Original Sin? Original sin, also called ancestral sin, is a Christian belief in the state of sin in which humanity has existed since the fall of man, stemming from Adam and Eve’s rebellion in Eden, namely the sin of disobedience in consuming the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This condition has...

Original Sin and Blood Atonement

Original Sin and Blood Atonement We stated above that the original sin was imported into Christianity by Paul, while James and Jesus himself insisted upon actions and the law. Contrarily to what Jesus taught, the corrupted Christianity declares that by disobeying God’s order not to eat of the forbidden fruit...

Islamic Views On Sin

Islamic Views On Sin Sin is an important concept in Islamic ethics. Muslims see sin as anything that goes against the commands of Allah (God), a breach of the laws and norms laid down by religion.[1] Islam teaches that sin is an act and not a state of being. It is believed that Allah weighs an individual’s good...

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How Should We React To Evil Thoughts And Desires?

Evil Thoughts And Desires Whispered by Satan? Involuntary evil thoughts, fancies, or associations of ideas usually are the result of Satan’s interference. Just as a battery has two poles, there are two central points to our hearts. These two poles work like the two poles of a battery; one receives angelic...

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We Are Surrounded By Sin, How Can We Protect Ourselves?

How should we, especially those of us who are young, interact with the world? Today’s social environment is overrun with temptation and desire. Although it is hard to imitate the Prophet’s sublime qualities and character, living now does have its advantages, for “the reward is proportionate to the hardship endured.”...

Christian Views On The Old Covenant

Christian Views On The Old Covenant The Mosaic covenant or Law of Moses – which Christians generally call the “Old Covenant” (in contrast to the New Covenant) – has played an important role in the origins of Christianity and has occasioned serious dispute and controversy since the beginnings of Christianity: note for example...

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Christian Views on Sin

Christian Views on Sin The doctrine of sin is central to Christianity, since its basic message is about redemption in Christ. Christian hamartiology describes sin as an act of offence against God by despising his persons and Christian biblical law, and by injuring others. In Christian views it is an evil human act, which violates the rational nature of man...

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Buddhist Views on Sin

Buddhist Views on Sin There are a few differing Buddhist views on sin. American Zen author Brad Warner states that in Buddhism there is no concept of sin at all. The Buddha Dharma Education Association also expressly states “The idea of sin or original sin has no place in Buddhism.”Zen student and author Barbara O’Brien has said...

Bahá’í Views On Sin

Bahá’í Views on Sin Bahá’ís consider humans to be naturally good, fundamentally spiritual beings. Human beings were created because of God’s immeasurable love for us. However, the Bahá’í teachings compare the human heart to a mirror, which, if turned away from the light of the sun (i.e. God), is incapable...

Is Jesus Responsible For Our Sins?

Is Jesus Responsible For Our Sins? Humans are born without (original sin of man) according to the Bible: (Deuteronomy 24:16): “The father shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his...

How to Keep Free of Satanic Suggestions?

How to Keep Free of Satanic Suggestions? In fact, the guile of Satan is ever feeble (4:76). It is like a cobweb appearing before you—it cannot prevent you from going forward, and you do not have to attach any great importance to it. Satan only suggests or whispers, gilds sinful...

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