The subject of “Original Sin” came up here
I didn’t want to derail the thread more, so I started this thread.
I’m really confused now on what is “removed” at baptism.
Yes I know “Original Sin” is removed, but what is it really? I know that Original Sin is NOT a personal sin. There is one poster that has this to say:
“Original sin” is the sin of Adam, when he broke the relationship of the human race with God by disobeying His command not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Becasue of Adam’s disobedience, everyone now is born into the state of not having a relationship with God, which we call “Original Sin.”
Later in the thread the same person wrote this:
The natural inclination to sin is called concupiscence. It is a side effect of Original Sin, but it is not, itself Original Sin. It is also not washed away at Baptism.
Original Sin is the lack of a relationship with God. Baptism restores us to a relationship with God, through the Church.
I’ve done some more reading and I have found how the natural inclination to sin called concupiscence, and it is the consequence from Original Sin.
However is Original Sin itself really being born into NO relationship with God? This to me does not seem right seeing God give us our souls at the moment of our conception.
I’ve looked up this question in the Compendium: Catechism of the Catholic Church.
76. What is Original Sin?
Original sin, in which all human beings are born, is the state of deprivation of original holiness and justice. It is a sin “contracted” by us not “committed”; it is a state of birth and not a personal act. Because of the original unity of all human beings, it is transmitted to the descendants of Adam “not by imitation, but by propagation”. This transmission remains a mystery which we cannot fully understand.
Does deprivation of original holiness and justice mean NO relationship with God? Or Lack of a relationship with God?