mortal sin


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mortal sin

Christianity a sin regarded as involving total loss of grace
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It is also a great deception because communion is supposed to be a sign of friendship and union with God, and this is not compatible with a state of mortal sin. That is why the Church has always taught that if someone were to be conscious of mortal sin, he should first be reconciled with God through the sacrament of penance, before he may receive communion.
"We ask forgiveness for all those times in which many single mothers that to seek their children who had been separated from them, and the same being said to daughters and sons themselves, that this was a mortal sin.
Avoiding mortal sin is of paramount importance because such acts sap the soul's supply of grace, thereby fracturing our relationship with God.
Describing sales of voters card as a mortal sin against God and humanity, the clergy maintained that electoral malpractice would bring hardship and poverty to the society, stressing that politicians would soon be lurking around to buy voter's cards as a tool to elect ungodly candidates, who will squander the socio-economic resources of the country.
"Mortal sin, looked at as an act, is a deliberate transgression of one of the grave precepts of God, which completely turns us from Him as our last end; because sinful man knows full well that on that transgression depend the loss of sanctifying grace and exclusion from everlasting happiness." (2) This arresting text comes from the pen of the nineteenth-century Swiss Jesuit Maurice Meschler (1830-1912), whose book, The Gift of Pentecost: Meditations on the Holy Ghost, was first published in German in 1882.
This method of contraception meets the three conditions for mortal sin as well as the safer methods.
Some days later, I was "sent for" to explain my actions - apparently litter picking in another ward was a mortal sin and the Labour councillors for Southfield Road had submitted a complaint about our actions.
The Catholic faith has us believing if we missed mass on a Sunday or a Holy day of obligation we had a mortal sin on our soul.
Luther's theology of dying separated the Christian's approach to death from anxieties over mortal sin to concentrate instead on the only thing he saw as necessary for the dying: faith in God's promise outside of us.
Hoarding, like the other five capital sins, is related and in fact finds its head (or caput, from which capital derives) in the mortal sin known as pride.
No positive law can be imposed under pain of sin, not to speak of mortal sin. By positive law we have in mind a law that is neither a part of the natural law nor of revelation.
I committed the mortal sin of forgetting to take some extra cash with me and had to rely on my friend for cash.