mortal sin


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mortal sin

Christianity a sin regarded as involving total loss of grace
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Among early church fathers, Tertullian considered malicious blasphemy a mortal sin, punishable with eternal damnation.
Aquinas said greed was a sin against God, just as all mortal sins are, because man forgets about things eternal for the sake of things temporal.
For instance, it follows from this rigorism of self-righteous fanatics that it must be also a mortal sin to hold public office.
When we commit a mortal sin, previous merits are lost and new ones cannot be acquired.
She's teaching right from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which says plainly that mortal sin threatens the life of the soul.
The fact that he entered a dialogue with the Tories and Liberal Democrats with the aim of forming a rainbow coalition which he would have led when the alternative was a tired, unimaginative, minority Labour administration, is surely responsible politics and hardly a mortal sin.
Potty pastor Fr Martin Tran has declared: "Kneeling in the house of God is clearly rebellion, grave disobedience and mortal sin.
We were told that it was a mortal sin to doubt our faith - in other words we were bound directly for Hell for eternity if we strayed from the true path.
The equipment that they bought for the children was not age-appropriate, a mortal sin in the preschool business.
From what we see today, it appears that what was a serious, mortal sin in those days, is now quite legal and acceptable.
The Beltway crowd, which claims to know the difference between a venal and a mortal sin for a politician, assumed that Clinton was unelectable after Gennifer Flowers and the Vietnam draft.
Next in Dorries' black book is the mortal sin of being rich.