where in the bible does it show veniel sins? LAst time i checked all sins are equal(James 2:10)
Luke 12:47 That servant who knew his master’s will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely;t 48 and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.
Naturally, the specific term “venial” is not formulated in scripture, but the teaching is clear. God will not judge with severe stripes those who committed lesser evils, whether knowingly or inadvertently…
All sins are equal in that all wrong doing is equal…but that there are different kinds or degrees of wrongdoings…as what John says below:
16 If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
These two categories of sin are explicitly to be found in Sacred Scripture. In the Old Covenant there were sins that merited the death penalty and sins that could be expiated by an offering. This Law was a teacher that prepared the way for the faith (Gal. 3:24). In the New Covenant these material categories are replaced by spiritual ones, natural death by eternal death. There are thus daily faults for which we must daily ask forgiveness (Mt. 6:12), for even the “just man falls seven times a day” (Prov. 24:16), and mortal faults that separate the sinner from God (1 Cor. 6:9-10) for all eternity.
is there a list of veniel sins?
Each of your 5 threads is a standard anti-Catholic attack, and you do not respond to any of them.
Nevertheless, your bible, if you will read it, tells you that there are deadly sins and sins that are not deadly.
Please read 1 John 5:16-17.
i responded to some,
We have Examinations of Conscience that help us recall our mortal sins, as a general guideline. But there is no complete list of mortal or venial sins, because we human beings are so creative, we can often come up with “new and improved” ways to sin.
Not to mention, we sinful humans are really creative at “being given an inch and taking a mile” – give us an exhaustive list, and we’ll find ways to find loopholes.
My goodness! We are on a trolling frolic today, aren’t we? :tsktsk:
Why not spend some time going through the Catholic Catechism, or searching past queries on the forum? Many of these questions have been asked and answered before.
Have a lovely day, and DO check out the past queries. They are most enlightening.
It is sins that are not mortal…
Well, great! But, you clearly have been listening to anti-Catholics,and do not understand the Catholic faith. On the mere chance that it is true, why not interact and ask challenging questions? It is all a matter of understanding.
He’s not trolling. He actually is asking genuine questions, and seems genuinely interested in entering into a dialogue if you look at some of his other threads. Let’s not push him away, but help him.
For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must be present: grave matter (Ten Commandment-type things), full knowledge of the evil of the act, and full consent of the will. If any one of these conditions is not present, the sin is venial.
You could also read Tim Staples Blog from today which addresses this directly.
No…but why would we need one? So we can check them all off?
Seriously though, Jim Blackburn explains it this way.
When Paul wrote “one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men” (Rom 5:18) he understood that, because of Adam’s disobedience, we are born without the grace necessary for salvation in our souls. Baptism remits all sin and infuses our souls with sanctifying grace. But we still have an inclination to sin which can lead to the loss of this grace and, consequently, the loss of salvation.
Is all sin equal? Does all sin result in the loss of salvation? John wrote, “If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin which is not mortal” (1 Jn 5:16-17). John recognized that, while all sin is offensive to God, not all sin results in the loss of salvation.
But John also taught that those who die in a state of sin cannot enter heaven: “nothing unclean shall enter it” (Rev 21:27). So there must be a cleansing that happens to those who die in a state of sin which is not mortal before they can enter heaven. Paul taught about this cleansing when he wrote about being saved, “but only as through fire” (1 Cor 3:15). The Church calls this cleansing fire “purgatory”.