What is original sin?
Original sin may be taken to mean: (1) the sin that Adam committed; (2) a consequence of this first sin, the hereditary stain with which we are born on account of our origin or descent from Adam .
Why is dogma important to the Catholic Church?
Dogma is fundamental to the Catholic faith. It is etched on the heart of the Church for eternity because the Church believes it was revealed by God and the Church declared it infallibly.
Does the Vatican have a list of dogmas?
Note that the Vatican has no official list of Dogmas, probably for many reasons, one of which, that Dogmas can be very complicated, and placing them in a few words, could become legalistic, and also give an incomplete view of the Dogmas.
Where did the Augustinian doctrine of original sin come from?
It was from this soil the soil of religious ignorance and superstition, and from the soil of heathen philosophical speculation that the Augustinian doctrine of original sin sprang up. The following is a compilation of direct quotes from advocates of the doctrine of original sin, beginning with direct quotes from Augustine:
Original sin is called “sin” only in an analogical sense: it is a sin ‘contracted’ and not ‘committed’ – a state and not an act” ( Catechism of the Catholic Church, 404).
What is the Eastern Orthodox view of original sin?
Eastern Orthodoxy. The Eastern Orthodox version of original sin is the view that sin originates with the Devil, “for the devil sinneth from the beginning (1 John iii. 8)”. They acknowledge that the introduction of ancestral sin into the human race affected the subsequent environment for humanity (see also traducianism).
When do we become responsible for Original Sin?
There is a plausible interpretation that we become responsible for original sin when we choose to accept, and act according to, our sinful nature. There comes a point in our lives when we become aware of our own sinfulness. At that point we should reject the sinful nature and repent of it.
Does original sin have a personal fault?
This teaching explicitly states that “original sin does not have the character of a personal fault in any of Adam’s descendants”. In other words, human beings do not bear any “original guilt” from Adam’s particular sin, which is his alone.