Sin in the Christian Tradition. Society has a tendency to avoid speaking about sin. We are afraid to call it what it is…afraid to offend anyone or to be seen as judgmental . http :// www.youtube.com/watch?v=GanvfPrZUMI. Karl Memminger.
Only when we recognize that a problem exists can we overcome the problem. If we don’t recognize that there is also a “dark side” to us, then we give it power over us.
The essential message of the Christian story about sin is that Jesus CONQUERS sin.
Describes an aspect of the human condition
Our inclination to do evil things
We are wounded at our very core and have a tendency toward evil as we exercise our freedom.
This comes from us humans when we abuse our freedom or free will.
Original sin has wounded humanity and all of creation, including nature and the cosmos. It cries out for a redeemer to restore the human condition back to its original grandeur.
All Other Sins
Refers to concrete actions or non-actions and decisions people make of their own free will.
Sin is mortal when it meets 3 criteria:
Sins of Omission
not doing something when we should have.