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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...

Shinto rituals begin with a process of purification, often involving the washing of the hands and mouth at the temizu basin; this example is at Itsukushima Jinja.

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...

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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...

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Hamartiology

Hamartiology Hamartiology  is the branch of Christian theology which aims to develop and articulate a doctrine of the biblical concept of sin. Substantial branches of hamartiological understanding subscribe to the doctrine of original sin, which the Apostle Paul is claimed to have espoused in Romans 5:12-19 and which was popularized...

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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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...

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