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Feburary 23rd - means that mortal sin cannot be allowed...

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Shirae Butler PHI 1308 According to Aquinas, what is the difference between a mortal sin and a venial sin? Sin is defined by Augustine as, some action contrary to eternal law. Aquinas elaborates on that to say every sin contrary to eternal law is Mortal sin. The difference between this sin and Venial sin is that venial sin is pardon. Venial sin is the sin that is confessed and forgave. Another difference is that mortal sin can become venial sin, but not the other way around. Mortal sin can never become venial. Venial sins have a reason to be pardon, but mortal sin does not. Venial sins are the sin cause in a time of weakness or just not knowing what you’re doing. They should have less of a punishment. I see venial sins like the sins of children that know no better. Little kids that lie on their brothers or sisters don’t know any better; that’s why they are pardoned and are not held accountable in court for their actions. Another difference is that mortal sin is deserving of eternal punishment. This
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Unformatted text preview: means that mortal sin cannot be allowed pardon. Venial sin is deserving of punishment still, but it is more of a temporary punishment given to venial sins. If mortal sin deserves eternal punishment, this means mortal sin lead to depravity from grace. The difference I have gone over so far Aquinas says, has to do with the nature of the sin. The differences that have to do with matters of the soul are different. Aquinas compares sin to diseases. He makes mortal sin an incurable sin of the soul and venial sin a somewhat curable sin. Mortal sin is not curable, except by God, because it destroys life principles which cannot be restored. Venial sins destroy things that are resulted from life principles, which can always come back. Therefore, if a mortal sin is committed we know that the soul that person has changed. Only God could change back the soul again....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2010 for the course PHI 1308 taught by Professor Alexander during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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