[quote=Emly]Forgive me for my ignorence and my small brain, please. lol
i was wandering if someone could explan how in baptisim, we are washed of orginal sin, yet its effects still remain? I
When we are confessign venial sins, how much detail shound go into it? Shound you always confess all the venial sins you can?
I read somewhre that if you forget to confess a mortal sin, you must confess it the next time you go…if thats true, are you still in the state fo a mortal sin?
In that same article, it said that you confess your sins so a priest can shook to frogive or “retain”, can I priest refuse to obsolve someone?
Some people think John the Baptist was clensed of orginal sin when he lept in the womb, is that thoery parwell to baptisim, ro not?
(my Emily is a Math teacher),
When Polio was the blight of childhood, it was nearly always fatal. But, those that were healed of it nevertheless spend the rest of their lives on leg braces and crutches.
Polio was gone, the effects remained.
Further, Original Sin is a sign of privation of Sanctifying Grace…a participation in the Life of God in the Holy Spirit and making our good works done under that Grace meritorious in God’s eyes as we are now His own children…His Life now being IN us.
The damage to the human nature (the second part of Original Sin) remains…the propensity to sin, and the human sufferings in the body.
Removing Original Sin is meant for the eternal part of the human…their soul. It also illustrates how important God sees the Soul above the mere material body (the flesh profits nothing) which He promises to restore and renew in all its possible perfections in the next life, not this one.
All sins should be confessed in confession. Forgotten mortal & venial sins are forgiven when we include in our confession: “For these and all the sins of my past which I may not now remember, I am sorry.”
No sin need be described beyond making it clear what type of sin it was, and your consent to it, or any mitigating circumstance.
The Church has always taught that Mortal sin can be forgiven outside of confession as long as repentence or sorrow includes a firm intent to confess as soon a possible.
Mortal Sins unintentionally forgotten in confession are forgiven, but we are not to receive Holy Communion if it should occur to our mind, until another confession.
A priest can refuse absolving if his judgement demands it. However you must be so informed just as you must be informed of absolution.
John was cleansed of Original Sin in the Womb at the meeting of Christ’s Mother. That is, the life of Christ (in the Holy Spirit) entered his soul by Sanctifying Grace.
All Sanctifying Grace benefits before the Passion (Our Lord’s actual payment for them) were given “on credit” God knowing that they would be paid in the future.
We can buy a car with cash today OR we can receive the car with a promise to pay for it in 1 year by signing a promissory note.
Hope this helps.
ps. Are you Catholic? I was assuming you are.