Presentation on theme: "Be Forgiving. What is Sin? Sin is a violation of our relationships. God wants and desires only the best for us. He gives us two important powers: –Free."— Presentation transcript:
What is Sin? Sin is a violation of our relationships. God wants and desires only the best for us. He gives us two important powers: –Free will: we have a choice in everything –Intellect: knowing right from wrong
Two Kinds of Sin 1.Original Sin: Adam and Eve rejected goodness; this created broken relationships 2.Actual Sin: our actions that keep sin going in this world.
Actual Sin Includes: 1.Venial Sin Sounds less serious Drains the grace (power) from our souls – like a punctured tire Can be forgiven! Examples include: lying, gossip, cheating
2. Mortal Sin Turns the heart of man away from God Strangles the life of grace (power) out of our soul using serious violence Can be forgiven! Examples include: murder, assault, adultery
3. Sin Against the Holy Spirit A person is consumed with hate and regrets God There is no forgiveness
Four Other Types of Sin: 1.Sins of Commission: doing an act of wrong 2.Sins of Omission: not doing something that is required; failing to speak up 3.Personal Sin: knowingly doing something to hurt one’s relationship with God, yourself, or your neighbour 4.Social Sin: an entire group or society participates in a process that harms relationships. For example – purchasing clothing produced in a sweat shop, where people are not treated fairly, or paid fairly.
Three Conditions for Sin 1.It must be a wrongful act 2.You must know it is wrong 3.You must freely choose to do wrong
Influences to Determine the Seriousness of the Sin The motive for the action The consequence of the action The nature of the act
Ways We Lead Others to Sin Agreeing to evil Participating in the sin Intentional bad advice Concealing the truth Defending evil as if it were RIGHT Keeping silent when faced with evil
Sins Against Life These are sins that violate the Fifth Commandment studied in the Be Alive unit Human dignity is violated by these sins
Sins Against Life continued Homicide: murder of another Abortion: killing an unborn child Terrorism: killing in the name of someone or something Genocide: murder of an entire group Infanticide: killing a baby Suicide: killing of self Euthanasia: mercy killing
Conversion Jesus calls us to conversion – to repent and believe in the Gospel. Reconciliation is a sacrament of conversion, because it allows us to return to God, whom we have strayed from through sin
Three C’s of Conversion 1.Contrition (Sorrow): the person who did wrong must see that it is wrong and be genuinely sorry. They must desire to avoid repeating the same action again.
Three C’s continued… 2. Confession: the sinner must be willing to admit their fault and take responsibility for their actions 3. Correction: the person must do what they can to repair the person(s) harmed by the action; for example, return stolen goods, pay for damages, etc.)