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  • MAN’S REJECTION OF GOD’S LOVE Module 4
  • Sacred Scriptures Genesis 3 Genesis 4: 1-16 Genesis 6-9 Genesis 11: 1-9The Fall of Man
  •  Adam and Eve: disobedience, prideGenesis 3:The Fall of Man
  •  Adam and Eve turned away from God their Creator in disobedience and pride Rejected God’s friendship Wanted to be “like God” Serpent was the image of the devil, of evil Demons were created naturally good by God but became evil because of their doing = fallen angelsThe Fall of Man
  • Cain and Abel: jealousy, envyGenesis 4:1-16
  •  The Flood: wickedness and sinGenesis 6-9
  •  The Tower of Babel: prideGernesis 11:1-9
  • 397. Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust in his Creator die in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God’s command. This is what man’s first sin consisted of.278 All subsequent sin would be disobedience toward God and lack of trust in his goodness.CCC 397, 1440, 1850, 2850
  •  1440 Sin is before all else an offense against God, a rupture of communion with him. At the same time it damages communion with the Church. For this reason conversion entails both God’s forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed and accomplished liturgically by the sacrament of Penance and ReconciliationCCC 1440
  •  is an offense against God: “Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight.”122 Sin sets itself against God’s love for us and turns our hearts away from it. Like the first sin, it is disobedience, a revolt against God through the will to become “like gods,”123 knowing and determining good and evil. Sin is thus “love of oneself even to contempt of God.”124 In this proud self- exaltation, sin is diametrically opposed to the obedience of Jesus, which achieves our salvation.CCC 1850
  •  1857 For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: “Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent.CCC 1857
  •  2850 The last petition to our Father is also included in Jesus’ prayer: “I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.”163 It touches each of us personally, but it is always “we” who pray, in communion with the whole Church, for the deliverance of the whole human family. The Lord’s Prayer continually opens us to the range of God’s economy of salvation. Our interdependence in the drama of sin and death is turned into solidarity in the Body of Christ, the “communion of saints.CCC 2850
  •  Man turned away from God in disobedience and pride Rejection of God’s friendship Devil and demons were created naturally good by God but they became evil by their own doing= fallen angelsCFC 372
  • In rebelling against God, man and woman destroyed their original harmony with: Each other (they realized they were naked) Others (Cain’s murder of his brother Abel) Their community (tower of Babel) Nature (“cursed be the ground...”)CFC 373
  • What is the origin of the condition of universal sinfulness? “Not God, but the original man and woman, are the source of moral evil.” God is our Savior.CFC 374
  • Was it part of God’s plan that man should suffer and die? God does not want men to suffer and die. God’s original idea for man was paradise: life forever and peace between God and man and their environment, between man and woman.YouCat 66
  • What is sin? At the core of sin is a rejection of God and the refusal to accept his love. This is manifested in a disregard for his commandments. Separation from God=separation from the source of lifeYouCat 67
  • Original sin? What does the Fall of Adam and Eve have to do with us? Sin in the strict sense implies guilt for which one is personally responsible. Therefore, the term “original sin” refers, not to a personal sin, but rather to ther disastrous, fallen state of mankind into which the individual is born, even before he himself sins by a free decision.YouCat 68
  • Are we compelled to sin by original sin? No, Man, though, is deeply wounded by original sin. In fact, however, we sin again and again, because we are weak, ignorant and easily misled. A sin committed under compulsion, moreover, would be no sin, because sin always involves a free decision.YouCat 69
  • How does God draw us out of the whirlpool of evil? God does not just look on as man gradually destroys himself and he world around him through the chain reaction of sin. He sends us Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer, who snatches us from the power of sin.YouCat 70
  • What are the positive effects of confession? Confession reconciles the sinner with God and the Church.YouCat 239
  • What is a sin in the first place? A sin is a word, deed, or intention by which man deliberately and voluntarily offends against the true order of things, as God’s loving providence has arranged them.YouCat 315
  • How can we distinguish serious sins (mortal sins) from less serious (venial) sins ? Serious sin destroys the divine power of love in a person’s heart, without which there can be no eternal beatitude. Hence it is also called mortal sin. Serious sin breaks with God Venial sin only strains the relationship with him.YouCat 316
  • How can a person be delivered from serious sin and reunited with God?YouCat 317
  • What are vices? Vices are negative habits that deaden and dull the conscience, incline a person to evil, and habitually prepare him for sin. Found in connection with the 7 capital sins: pride, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, covetou sness, sloth . Acedia=spiritual boredomYouCat 318
  •  Deep-seated disorder in our appetites and drives that is the root-cause of many of our personal sins; through God’s redeeming grace, we are strengthened to overcome this disorder within us Our concupiscence shows itself in certain sources or roots of sin called the “seven capital sins”Concupiscence
  •  Basic evil inclinations or disvalues which are the origin of many sinful thoughts, words, or deeds They manifest the evil tendencies within each of us which are the effects of original sin.Seven Capital sins
  • PRIDE: exalting oneself beyond what is due and trueLUST: disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasureANGER: destructive aggressivenessSeven Capital Sins
  • GLUTTONY: excessive indulgence in food or drinkENVY: begrudging others their talents, success and wishing them evilCOVETOUSNESS: desiring what to others, leading to dishonesty, stealing and injusticeSLOTH: laziness and escape from exerting due effortSeven Capital Sins
  • Is there a thing as structures of sin? Structures of sin exist only in a manner of speaking. A sin is always connected with an individual person, who knowingly and willingly agrees to something evil.YouCat 320
  • 1. I am better than all of you.2. I love to eat even if I’m already full.3. I give in to sexual desires by watching pornography and touching my classmates.4. I hate doing homework.5. I have very little patience with others.Identify the capital sin beingdescribed.
  •  6. I wish my rich classmates ill fortune. 7. I buy things on impulse even when I don’t need them. 8. I hate doing household chores. 9. I smuggle sex videos in my computer. 10. I like to take the easy way out.Identify the capital sins described