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Morin 1 Hayley Morin Theology 210 Research Paper April 11, 2017
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Morin 2 People have always struggled with sin. Starting with the betrayal of Adam and Eve, sin is an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience. God created the first man Adam and then created the first woman, Eve. God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to care and nurture the land. He told Adam and Eve that they could eat from any fruit from the trees except for the tree of good and evil. God warned them that if they ate from the tree they would die. Satan came to the Garden one day disguised as a snake and convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. Eve shared this fruit with Adam. God then banished them from the Garden. The effects of the first sin resulted in the first parents immediate loose of the grace of original holiness and the ability to maintain justice. Sin is personal, as it arises in the individual’s heart/free will, but can collectively constitute a kind of “social sin”. “Social sin” can be seen subtly in societies and institutions, which are ultimately the effect of personal sin. For example, laws and regulations legislated in a society that do not respect the basic, universal human rights. Such as a law that says a certain religious practice is not allowed in public. This law would not respect the free will/ right of a portion of the population. We have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate with them, or enable them. There are different types of sin. Venial sin constitutes a moral disorder, but allows charity to subject; it involves an offense against charity, and weakens it in a
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Morin 3 person. It impedes the soul’s progress in exercise of virtue and growth in holiness. Virtue is a strength of character, a habit by which one is inclined to act and exist as one ought, in an edifying way that is appropriate and fitting to perfecting and fulfilling one’s human nature. Mortal sin destroys charity in the heart of a person by grave violation of God’s law. A sin is mortal if its object is grave matter, and if it’s committed with full knowledge and complete, deliberate consent of the will. An
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