Presentation on theme: "The Seven Capital Sins v/s The Seven Gifts of the Spirit"— Presentation transcript:
1The Seven Capital Sins v/s The Seven Gifts of the Spirit A TrueSpiritual Combat!
2SATAN’S IDENTITY Lucifer (Is 14:12) Accuser (Rv 12) Devil (Luke 4:2, 13; Rv 12:9)Satan (Zech 3:1, Rv 12:9)Tempter (Mk 4:3,1)Abbadon Greek for “The Destroyer” (Rv 9:11)The great dragon (Rv 12:3,7,9)The evil one (Jn 17:15, Jn 5:18)
3SEVEN Seven Capital Sins Seven heads of the dragon (Revelation) Seven demons cast out of Mary MagdaleneNaaman the leper bathed seven times in Jordan and was healed. (2 Kings 5:10)
4ANGERWrath,emotional violence. Anger becomes a sin when it is in excess or out of control.Bad FruitsDivisionBitternessUnforgiveness
5How Does Anger Manifests Itself? Very unhappyLoss of peaceHolding grudges
6PIETYA great LOVE of God as our Father. A desire to obey Him because of our LOVE for Him.
7Resist Anger by: Choosing to love everyone – even your enemies. Practicing patience when dealing with life’s problems.Be submissive to God, not the world.Practice selflessness and avoid harming others through action or words.
8ENVY Desiring something that I don’t have or can’t have. Sorrow or sadness over another’s good.Bad FruitsDiscordHatredMalicious joyDeath
9How Does Envy Manifest Itself? RudenessJealousyBack-stabbingRivalryGossipAccusationsExtreme competitionSadness or coldness at somebody’s successJoy at another’s failures or faults
10“BY THE ENVY OF THE DEVIL, DEATH ENTERED THE WORLD” (Wisdom 2:24)
11It’s normal to admire others and even to be a bit jealous sometimes
12But it becomes envy when you wish for harm or purposely hurt others
13WISDOMThe gift of being able to see the world’s viewpoint through God’s eyes and viewpoint.
14Resist Envy by: Embracing charity Praising others when appropriate, giving credit where credit is due.Put others before yourself.Strive to be charitable in thought, speech and actionSpeak well of those you are envious of.
15LUST Inordinate love of pleasures of the flesh. Denies our nature as God’s image and likeness.Puts creation, things, people, and pleasures of the flesh before God.
16Sins committed through lust AdulteryFornicationIncestRapeArtificial contraceptionAbortionMasturbationSterilization
18But it becomes Lust when it is misplaced or misused
19FEAR OF THE LORDThe gift of having a dread for sin and fear of offending God.Helps us understand greatness of God and appreciate His gifts.
20Resist Lust by: Embracing Chastity! Learning and obeying the Church’s teachings on sexuality.Seek to find God and His Will in EVERY area of your life.Refuse to surrender to temptations when they strongly attack.Fill your mind with good, holy thoughts.
21PRIDE First sin ever committed Inordinate esteem of oneself The will to be considered better than we areFather of all sins … “Pride is the beginning of all sins” (Eccl 10:15)Total independence from God and othersDirect violation of the first commandment