mortal sin/venial sin
A distinction of sins that is stressed in the theology of the Roman Catholic Church. A mortal sin is serious enough to subject the sinner to damnation; willful murder, for instance, is considered a mortal sin. Venial sins are less serious.
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My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the greatest sin of all for Francis is perhaps that of careerism, chiding those who honor people rather than God.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Light trumps darkness, hope beats despair, grace wins over sin, love defeats hate, life conquers death,” the cardinal said.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Essentially, Pope Francis is urging Christians to “love the sinner, but hate the sin.”
In March 2013 in Washington, D.C., Seth Bender got in the Uber he ordered and shortly thereafter committed the sin of burping.
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
But if God made man, then God is responsible for all man's acts and thoughts, and therefore man cannot sin against God.
Because if that was to atone for man's sin, it was needless, as God could have forgiven man without Himself suffering.
Their sin began on Holy Thursday, with so little secrecy and so bad an example, that the affair was beginning to leak out.
Man's enthusiasm in praise of a fellow mortal, is soon damped by the original sin of his nature—rebellious pride!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter