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Rm 5:12 (RSVCE) Adam and Christ 12 Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned[a]— Footnotes: a. 5.12 Physical death is a sign of spiritual death; though physical death remains after justification. In reference to original sin, from this passage, it ...


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Yes 1, Yes 2, and Yes 3 :) Yes, evil existed [Isa 45:7]. Just like electricity we were to enjoy it, not touch/ponder it. But Adam and Eve did that. Yes, otherwise none of us would exist today, if those things hadn't happened at that time. Yes, we have the knowledge, and the resulting power. What to do with it, is our choice (like the subtlety of ox vs. ...


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Perhaps we can answer all three questions at once: First of all it was not the tree of the knowledge of Evil. It was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. So if man was unaware of evil he was likewise unaware of good. So in that case even though man had free will he was not confronted with a choice between good or evil. All Scripture is quoted from ...


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TL;DR Did evil exist and "we" were just ignorant of it before eating from the tree? My assumption is that is a "yes," but I will entertain evidence to the contrary. Yes evil did exist, but we were not ignorant of it as we had been forewarned. If the "yes" is accepted, the real question is, was it God's desire that we live in a world surrounded by evil, ...


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Q1. Did evil exist and "we" were just ignorant of it before eating from the tree? My assumption is that is a "yes," but I will entertain evidence to the contrary. A1. Yes. We know directly because there is the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature and that serpent is tempter [cf. Gn 3:1 (RSVCE)], therefore the serpent is evil; and we know ...


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The answer is clearly found in Deuteronomy 30 which is referenced by Paul in Romans 10. And how was Abraham declared righteous? Romans said we are justified the same way Abraham was and that the gospel was preached to Abraham before hand. I encourage you to seek this out and you will see the gospel and the blood of Christ from Genesis to Revelation.


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Catholic Perspective Tackling the sin part Highlighting a false premise, that one must experience something for one to know/understand it. It is worth noting that experience is a type of knowledge ... This is actually quite a loaded question philosophically, theologically, etc. Theologically, there is always mystery. 2 Timothy 2:13 (RSVCE) 13 ...


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Catechism of the catholic Church, 1864 "Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven." [Mt 12:31; cf. Mk 3:29; Lk 12:10]. There are no limits to the mercy of God, but anyone who deliberately refuses to accept his mercy by repenting, rejects the forgiveness of his ...


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Catholic perspective: always wrong/bad, not always sinful. Self-control Sirach 18:30-31 (RSVCE) 30 Do not follow your base desires, but restrain your appetites. 31 If you allow your soul to take pleasure in base desire, it will make you the laughingstock of your enemies. Pertinent numbers in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: ...


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The short answer to your specific question is "No, no such evidence exists." But the question seems to be alluding to the conversation between the Pharisees and Jesus in Matthew 19. In that passage, the Pharisees asked why Moses "commanded" a man to give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away. In his response, Jesus corrected the terminology ...


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If there is an all powerful Creator, why does evil exist? Another way of thinking about it is to consider who initiates wicked actions, which gives two possibilities, Divine responsibility or human culpability. God directs his subjects to commit sins for reasons unknown to us. This is known as predestination. The troubling implication is that we should ...


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This would depend on how one views God "saying" something. Do you mean a direct quote of the Lord speaking, or a verse from the Bible itself (God's Word)? If we look for word-for-word quotes by the Lord Himself, there are none that explicitly state what the fallen angels were guilty of, hence the difficulty there. However, looking through Scripture there is ...


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Isaiah 14:12-15 is probably the closest the Bible gets to describing what the devil's sin was: How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the ...


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I have found nowhere in the Bible where it says that Satan became sinful, or why the other Angels that followed him were cast out of Heaven. There are some clues which we find that tell us about their ejection. And it appears possible that they were created as evil beings. All Scripture is quoted from the King James version unless otherwise noted. ...


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God's message to King Saul through prophet Samuel, after Saul disobeys God, is: 1 Samuel 15:22-23 (RSVCE) 22 And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the ...


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First, as to the gradation of sin: The Catholic Church recognizes that some sins are "worse" than others. For instance, it divides sins into mortal sins and venial sins (CCC 1854-1855): 1855: Mortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God's law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by ...


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There is a misconception here that appears to be shared quite commonly. Adam and Eve's sin was in disobeying God's command not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Since the tree contained the knowledge of both good and evil They were clueless as to what was evil, but were also clueless as to what was good. So actually it may be said that ...


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@Bye answer would have been chosen except some parts are at variance with Catholic Church Teaching. This question was asked to share knowledge. Examining two Gospel passages on the Teaching about Divorce: Matthew 19:7-9 (RSVCE) 7 They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?” 8 He ...


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James 4:17 states "Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." (NIV) Adam and Eve knew what they should and shouldn't do. God made it very simple: "but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." (Gen 2:17 NIV) It was clear that they were to avoid that tree. As James 4:17 states, they knew what to do ...


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God plainly gives Adam only one rule to live by in Genesis 2:16: And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” You can clearly see God laying down a very easygoing life for Adam with one simple ...


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If you were told to do something by a figure of authority, you know the correct response: obey authority. If the police lights flash and you are in the car in front, you know what to do. You know that if you keep driving, you will disobey the authorities, even if you don't know exactly what the length of your punishment will be when you're caught. You ...


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Moses did in fact allow divorce, it was not a law only a permission. It was permitted here; Deuteronomy 24:1-4 KJV When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give [it] in her hand, and send her ...


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I think the following should be added, on the subject of a material sin not being a formal sin if the sinner didn't know that it was wrong. Catholic doctrine distinguishes between "vincible" and "invincible" ignorance. Invincible ignorance means you were ignorant through no fault of your own; you had no way of knowing. The thalidomide example in Matthew's ...


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Starting with the definition of sin from a Catholic perspective: 113. What is sin? A. Sin is an offense against God [has infinite dignity], by any thought, word, deed or omission against the law of God. cf. Penny Catechism, 113 The reference is God, who is offended by the sinner, when the sinner commits a sin as defined above. So it is the person who ...


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You need to make the distinction between material sin and formal sin. Formal sin (what we usually mean when we just say 'sin') is when there is a bad action and we know it is bad but do it anyway. Our knowledge of the evil is crucial for there being a formal sin. However, we can also be ignorant of the evil in our actions. For example, doctors in the ...


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Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual? Rephrased as: If people are born heterosexual and others homosexual, how is this not attributable to God, the Creator? My answer utilizing 5 bums on a bench: who/what/where/why/how/ 1) It follows that since the 'science of homosexuality' continues to evolve, and with science itself ...


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John 10:10. Satan a thief has no right. Jesus bought u and owns u. Satan stole u with deception and has a foothold. breaking into your house allowing other spirits in. etc etc legal right is a teaching from man that wrote a book on his opinion how Satan gains access and the church adoption mans word rather than Gods. mmm smell that coffee . wake up church


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The apostle John uses the word world (Greek transliteration, cosmos) 26 times in 1 John, 2 John, and Revelation (NIV). Here's how he unpacks the word in 1 John 2:16,17: "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and ...


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To quote from The Shorter Catechism, A Baptist Version, questions 52-55 are helpful: What is the second commandment? The second commandment is, You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them ...


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There appears to be some contention here as what Idolatry means so let's see if we can better understand what God meant when he gave the ten Commandments to Moses. From the King James translation: Exodus 20:2 through 5 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods ...


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There are two different passages in the New Testament, both in Pauline epistles, in which greed is seemingly equated with idolatry. Since the way in which the phrases are translated can affect their meaning, as it applies to this particular context, I'll quote them each in several different versions: Col 3:5 NASB Therefore consider the members of ...


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The general and simple answer is a yes, but most folks get it backwards. But, the Bible doesn't need to define this in detail for us. It uses terms the Jews were familiar with, terms that we're familiar with. It simply has to say, don't make idols or don't have other gods before me, and we can readily infer the meaning. An idol is simply an image or a form ...


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From a specifically Catholic perspective: Even though God had not yet given a law before Moses, humans were still called by God, and searched for God: The dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion with God. This invitation to converse with God is addressed to man as soon as he comes into being. (Gaudium et Spes, Vatican ...


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Genisis 3:5 & 22 - By eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge mankind gained knowledge of good and evil and blessing and calamity. As God knew humanity now had that knowledge, God held mankind accountable. That is the short answer.


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In answer to your related question "How did people know right from wrong before the law?", I included the following: There was always a 'law' before it was written on tablets of stone and given to Moses: God sets the standard of righteousness by what remains in accord to His nature and unrighteousness by what constitutes rebellion against His nature. ...


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Forgiveness comes before reconciliation, that is you should forgive a person and being agreed upon that forgiveness, before reconciliation can come into being. If there is no forgiveness, how can a person reconcile with the other person?


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In the Garden of Eden we find that there was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_the_knowledge_of_good_and_evil Humans ate from it. About this tree God said: יז וּמֵעֵץ, הַדַּעַת טוֹב וָרָע--לֹא תֹאכַל, מִמֶּנּוּ: כִּי, בְּיוֹם אֲכָלְךָ מִמֶּנּוּ--מוֹת תָּמוּת. 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for ...


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Firstly, understand that men and women are made in the image of God, who by His nature defines 'goodness'. There was always a 'law' before it was written on tablets of stone and given to Moses: God sets the standard of righteousness by what remains in accord to His nature and unrighteousness by what constitutes rebellion against His nature. To the extent ...


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As far as I know, idolatry, as mentioned in the ten commandments, is making a statue and pretending that it is some kind of magic. Sometimes people would pray to the idol and something good would happen; this they would remember, and they would forget all the times nothing good happened. So faith in the power of the statue would form. Clearly this is ...


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The true definition of lust is to have such an intense or strong desire that it causes one to violate the rights of others. Lack of self control and reason. It is never a sin to have a strong desire to do good things in life, like making the world a better place. Or having desires to serve others in God's name. It is when one places their desires in a ...


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If we face the question squarely this is a loose 'application' of the command against idolatry applied to countries that have for the most part ceased from idolatry due to the high numbers of Christians even within the Government of those countries. Biblically idolatry is not greed or lust or pride, there are words already for those other sins. Idolatry ...



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