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The Roman Catholic Church’s willful handling of sin



The Roman Catholic Church has its own definition of sin, its consequences and how to deal with it. A mix of misleading, sin-justification and presumption. Completely to the ruin of their believers.

The gospel is very clear

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The right Bible is important

The Bible is clear about what sin is. In 1. John 3:4 described as follows:
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.“Where can the law be found? In the 10 Commandments, i.e. in Exodus 20 and in Deuteronomy 5. At this point it must be emphasized that the commandments presented by the Catholic and Protestant churches differ greatly from the laws described in the Bible (Info). An abbreviated version of the 10 commandments is according to the Bible:

  1. You shall have no other gods before me!
  2. You shall not make any images, likenesses, or figures, nor serve or worship them!
  3. You shall not take God’s name in vain!
  4. Remember the Sabbath day and sanctify it!
  5. You shall honor your father and your mother!
  6. Thou shalt not kill!
  7. You shall not commit adultery!
  8. Thou shalt not steal!
  9. You shall not speak false witness against your neighbor!
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house! You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife!

Other serious offenses according to the Bible

The Gospel also gives further references to actions (including omissions) that are considered sin or even an abomination in the eyes of God.
Revelation 21:8:
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 22:15:
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Matthew 5:22:
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.
This verse is often quoted in the context of bringing together a “human family”, but regularly with the crucial part “without a cause” omitted.

Mark 3:29:
But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit represents a “self-disqualification” of man. Here, as described, there is no hope of forgiveness. However, this is not due to God’s hard-heartedness, but rather to man himself. Anyone who is worried about whether they have already blasphemed against the Holy Spirit can rest assured in this case – Info.

The consequences of sin

Warnings that are ignored always have consequences

Now “only” the possible consequences for the sin committed. Here too the Bible is clear, Romans 6:23:
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
It is clear that anyone who sins must die.

But there is also a way out for the sinner. Forgiveness of sin through the grace of Jesus Christ,Acts 2:38:
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

But this also includes the willingness to forgive the mistakes of others, Mark 11:26:
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses..”
Ephesians 4:32:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

These were the broad outlines surrounding sin, consequences of (unrepented) sin and the possibility for forgiveness of sin.

The handling of sin by the Church of Rome

However, the Roman Catholic Church deals with sin according to its own definitions and procedures. Basically, this institution distinguishes between a “venial sin” and a “mortal sin.” There are actually sins that do not lead to death, as in 1. John 5:16-17 beschrieben:
If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

The Catholic Church defines “mortal sin” in the 1857 Catechism as follows:
For an act to be a mortal sin, three conditions must be fulfilled at the same time: “A mortal sin is that sin which has a grave matter as its object and which is committed with full consciousness and thoughtful consent.

By “grave matter,” the church refers to the 10 Commandments. These are classified according to the 1858 Catechism:
Sins can be more or less serious: murder is more serious than theft. The characteristics of the people against whom the offense is committed must also be taken into account: an act of violence against one’s parents is more serious than that against a stranger.

Sinner must be conscious of sin

Stupid sheep
Immunity through ignorance?

Furthermore, the Church assumes that the sinner must have been aware of his offense and fully consented to his act in order to have committed a “mortal sin” (Catechism 1859). The severity also depends on who or what the other person is against whom one has sinned. “The characteristics of the people against whom one has committed an offense must also be taken into account: an act of violence against one’s parents is more serious than one against a stranger.”

This suggests that there may be people who do not see theft, robbery, and murder as wrong at all, since they have never heard of them violating God’s commandments. The manslaughter of his neighbor is not taken into account because no one has yet told him anything about the law. In addition, according to the catechism, stealing a multimillionaire’s wallet is less serious than stealing it from a beggar.

Easily recognizable contradiction

What is the Eighth Commandment? “You shall not steal!” (Exodus 20:15)
Is there any distinction there that would allow a gradation of severity? No!
The Roman Church goes so far on this point that it even justifies theft committed by a “needy person.”
But anyone who is in extreme need has the right to obtain what they need from the wealth of others.” (Gaudium et spes, pos. 69)
But it is what it is, theft! The “social justice” propagated by the Church of Rome must also be understood from this perspective. It sounds like justice according to “human reason,” but it is a blatant violation of God’s commandment. The entire morality and ethics of the Roman Catholic Church are based on this Hellenistic philosophy.

The US magazine “catholic.com” sums it up. “Not every violation of the Ten Commandments is a mortal sin.” (Source). What a fatal error, because violating one of these laws IS sin and leads to death (Info). For the same reason of obfuscation, the former Protestant churches are also trying to simply give sin a different definition according to the Bible (Info).

Usual gross nonsense of the Church of Rome

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If you don’t check yourself, you have to believe everything

The Roman Catholic Church’s definition that “mortal sin” only occurs when the sinner is aware of his sin based on knowledge of the written Word of God is gross nonsense and dangerous. This “natural morality,” killing, stealing, adultery, etc., is written on people’s consciences by God Himself, Jeremiah 31:33:
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
“Refreshed” to remember in the New Testament in Hebrews 8:10.

Paul clearly described that the law of God is written even in those hearts that have no idea of ​​the gospel, Romans 2:14-15:
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.”

Sin must be overcome

The definition of sin and the teaching spread about it is one of the perfidious traps of the Roman Catholic Church. In addition, there is also the presumption that sins against God can be forgiven using the in-house priests. God must(!) even submit to the decisions of the priests (Info).

For the believer, then as now, it is important to overcome sin. The often misunderstood rebirth is of essential importance for this (Info). The Roman Catholic Church’s definition of sin and how to deal with it should safely be thrown into the bin of oblivion.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Revelation 21:7

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The Roman Catholic Church’s willful handling of sin
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