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comment What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
@Flimzy: Actually I'm asking about all sin, "real" or "confused", especially since the nature of sin is not necessarily clear or equal in the minds of all people.
Sep
6
comment What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
@Caleb: If people agree then I feel this question may be marked a duplicate of the question you linked.
Sep
6
revised What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
perhaps this should be marked as a duplicate?
Sep
6
comment Do Christian denominations vary in interpreting what is sinful or not?
I also thought it was obvious before reading comments that clearly suggest whether something is a sin or not is always apparent. Therefore I have to ask for clarification.
Sep
6
asked Do Christian denominations vary in interpreting what is sinful or not?
Sep
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revised What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
add a damnation tag
Sep
6
revised Should we refrain from sin to avoid damnation or to be good?
add a damnation tag
Sep
6
comment Is incest a sin?
Would the law have come into existence at some point before the timeframe of Leviticus/Corinthians, or specifically at the time the commandments were given to Moses?
Sep
6
asked Is incest a sin?
Sep
6
comment What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
Interesting point I had failed to take into account, that the doer is by default already damned even before the act.
Sep
6
comment What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
It seems that a definition of "loving act" would be necessary.
Sep
6
comment What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
My gut tells me that cases would be less unlikely in times of war, genocide, totalitarianism, etc.
Sep
5
comment What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
It's late. I'll have to think how your answer fits together with other answers I've received tonight where all sins seem to be equal, being acts of disobedience, which does on the face of it seem rather hard-and-fast.
Sep
5
comment What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
Then perhaps lying to somebody holding hostages by saying they won't be punished as long as they free the hostages. Or perhaps taking the blame for something you didn't do to protect a friend or sibling, which would also require a lie.
Sep
5
comment What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
@DJClayworth: I have assumed that any sin is sufficient for damnation to result and that a sin committed as a selfless act still counts as a sin. But I'm very interested to hear whether either assumption is wrong.
Sep
5
comment What would be the implications of a selfless act that saved others but resulted in damnation for the doer?
Perhaps killing somebody holding a hostage?
Sep
5
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Sep
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comment If Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) don't believe in a Holy Trinity, then who do they believe is God?
This of course leads to the question of what "of one mind" means.
Sep
5
revised Should we refrain from sin to avoid damnation or to be good?
amend question as followup may lead to the linked answer being amended yet this question is still valid as it is based on a commonly heard sentiment
Sep
5
comment Should we refrain from sin to avoid damnation or to be good?
@dancek: Feel free to amend that answer if you haven't already. I'll generalize the question since obviously it comes up a lot.