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"Entire sanctification" is not a phrase typically used in Catholic theology. It's a fair question, though, to ask "To what extent do Catholics believe Christians can be free from sin in this life?" Essentially the answer is "No, generally speaking, they cannot be perfectly free from sin." Certainly believers are called to strive for perfection: All the ...


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James 1: "where lust leads to sin but is not itself sinful." So if you don't act on lust, say you don't actually cheat on your wife, it is not a sin itself. But if you act on it and try to sleep with that person, then yes of course it is a sin. How would anyone dating someone not 'lust' after them? How can any person not have a lustful thought at times ...


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Your words: The main idea is why is it just for God to punish us for the sins of Adam and Eve by giving us a sinful nature and an inability to come to Him. He seems to trap us in this condition and sends to hell the ones He decides not to save. How is that just? We didn't ask to have this sinful nature. It's like punishing a blind man because he can't ...


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He created the world. And rather than just stop there, He goes even further and curses the rest of humanity with a sinful nature, thus punishing humanity with a fallen nature for the sins of Adam and Eve. He also knew that millions will end up in his glory with him through Christ! Should has had He prevent that? Simple answer: If God allows evil ...


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Your questions bypass a couple crucial aspects of what God did and what He decided before he created man. 1) He created man with a free will. This simply means that man was given the right to choose and God will not override this right. In other words, one man may choose to harm another man. God does not intervene because He gave this right to both men. To ...


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One problem is that your argument necessarily requires a false assumption, that being that it is possible through some means for humans to live forever. Despite the best efforts of science, this is absolutely and unequivocally impossible! Not only the earth, but the universe itself will come to an end one day in the future because of the laws of ...


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As most are aware, the human being is the only animal in nature that is fully aware that they will physically die after time here on earth. Man is the only animal to peer both forward and backward in the detailed manner thy we can. Looking forward - we have a constant reminder that we and our loved ones will die. Other animals live more in the moment ...


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Zombie post, ooooo! Anyway, you're all assuming that the traditional modern marriage is the way it's always been done. It isn't. Would it surprise you that there are no less than three solid models of marriages taking place in the book of Genesis. A good prerequisite for answering this question is a knowledge of how the Bible says to get married in the first ...


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Music in general? Certainly good-quality music is likely to be satisfying and thus may help a little with the sin problem. If one listens to music with good Christian lyrics, preferably with some of the words coming from the Bible, then it seems quite likely to. There is a famous quote by Dwight L. Moody, “The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep ...


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A penitent should not go into any more details than absolutely necessary to reveal the sin. Confessors prefer that penitents get to the point and don't tell elaborate stories or be loquacious. If they need details or more context to assess the gravity of the sin, they will ask you. For example, if you confess "I killed a man.", it would be necessary to know ...


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To be "punished by Satan" would imply that Satan has some sort of authority over the inhabitants of Hell. It would seem to me that Mathew 23:12 (KJV), which states: And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. would equally apply to the inhabitants of Hell as it would those of Heaven. Therefore, ...


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It only stands to reason that, the unconverted man who believes he is converted, will see Saul's struggle and bondage to sin in Romans 7 and liken it to himself. Yet the converted man identifies himself with the victory that Paul describes in Romans 8. Paul is faithful to deliver a clear illustration of marriage has "jurisdiction" over a person as long as ...



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