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The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in its discussion of this sacrament, quotes the Letter of James: Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the Church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he ...


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Because God ties our forgiveness with our own behavior: if we don’t forgive, then we won’t be forgiven. You quoted the Lord's Prayer, but neglected to read the next two verses: Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your ...


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In addition to the answer given by bruised reed the reason we have a hard time forgiving those who have wronged us lies in pride, (which God hates) for some reason we tend to consider our sins as lesser than those who sinned either against us, or for that matter against God. For some reason we cannot accept that there is no difference between a white lie and ...


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Forgiving others is very, very important. Firstly, we emphasize the primary importance of love in the life of a believer: The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 TImothy 1:5 NIV Compare also the well known Great Commandment. The vital importance of forgiving others is made manifest ...


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Your question amounts to: "Why do the punishments of original sin remain after baptism?" The punishments are, as Gen. 3:16-19, says: For women: painful childbirth subjection to man For men: hard work, toil, etc. for bread-wining St. Thomas Aquinas addresses the question of "Whether Baptism should take away the penalties of sin that belong to this ...


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A common Evangelical answer to your question would be that even though Christ's work on the cross was* to redeem mankind from the effects of the fall, there is a now-and-not-yet-ness in regard to the complete outworking of the victory won at Calvary (*ie 'was' is really 'was'/'is'/'will be') . In particular, the physical creation in general and our mortal ...


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You are mistaken in stating that the pain of childbirth is in retribution for eating the fruit, That punishment was given by God as a punishment for the sin of disobeying his command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The reason that the punishment continues today is not because of Eve's original sin, but instead would appear to be ...


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A Catholic Understanding There are two parts to your question: Can one forgive another for a wrong they have not suffered personally? Can one forgive another if God has not forgiven them? One at a time. Can one forgive another for a wrong they have not suffered personally? If one hasn't suffered a wrong personally, it's not clear that there's anything ...



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