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Satan's Arsenal: "The Seven Deadly Sins"
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Posted on 09/25/2006 9:24:24 AM PDT by Salvation

Satan's Arsenal"The Seven Deadly Sins"

Peter and Paul Ministries

1)The SIN of PRIDE:
Pride is the "mother of all sins" and is the cause of every other sin. Pride is an excessive self-love.

Examples of Pride:
* Boasting
* Arrogance
* Inordinate exaltation of oneself
* The total rejection of the Catholic Church.
* Stating one is already saved.
* Picking and choosing Catholic teachings one wishes to follow.

2) The SIN of GREED:
Greed wants to get its " fair share" and much more.The unquenchable desire for money or material possessions.

Examples of Greed:
* The love of money
* Obsessive consumerism
* Living beyond ones means
* Mothers & Fathers who neglect the responsibilities of family in pursuit of money or career.

3) The SIN of ENVY:
Envy resents the good others receive or even might receive. Envy also delights when misfortune strikes another.

Examples of Envy:
* Joy at another’s misfortune
* The envy of another's spiritual life.
* Desire the possessions of someone else.

4) The SIN of ANGER:
Anger can be used to abuse people and destroy things. It can also inwardly destroy the person who chooses to become angry. Such uses of anger are sinful. Anger that is honest and is directed for good and only toward those who are responsible for wrong doing is praiseworthy such as,when Christ was angry with the money lenders at the temple.

Examples of Anger:
* Anger with God
* Blasphemy in thought or deed
* Desiring the death of anyone.
* Harboring thoughts of hatred or revenge.

5) The SIN of LUST:
Any selfish sex devoid of the desire for procreation. Lustful thoughts and desires that are perverted. Finally, any sexual act outside the confines of marriage.

Examples of Lust:
* Adultery
* Fornication
* Pornography and immodest entertainment
* Masturbation
* Contraception
* Sodomy
* Homosexual Acts

6) The SIN of GLUTTONY:
Gluttony is the excessive love or abuse of food, drink, or drugs.

Examples of Gluttony:
* Intoxication or Drug Abuse
* Drinking or eating to an excessive degree
* Excessive preoccupation with gourmet food.
* The use of certain food or drink against the serious warnings of a doctor.

7) The SIN of SLOTH:
Spiritual and physical laziness. Sloth makes one selfish and self-centered.

Examples of Sloth:
* Failing to work when one is able.
* Spending useless time planted before the T.V. or computer.
* Too busy with material occupations to go to Mass, confess ones sins, or even pray.



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For a lively discussion. All prevalent in the secular world of today!

Brings one to his or her knees, doesn't it?

1 posted on 09/25/2006 9:24:25 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 09/25/2006 9:26:12 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

You may as well have said...to some degree, all prevalent in human beings.


3 posted on 09/25/2006 9:28:40 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Salvation
Examples of Pride:
...
* Arrogance
...

Hmmmmm ......

4 posted on 09/25/2006 9:30:50 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: stuartcr

Yes, that is true, because we are all sinners. But do we really try to avoid these sins?


5 posted on 09/25/2006 9:33:28 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Bad thread to pontificate about ones self I see! :-)

Well, God didn't make any junk to start with, but our choices can lead us to problems.
We are human and suffer all kinds of sin nature, so we thank God the Father for Jesus who I and others should rely on for our salvation.

"We are not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and we will be healed!"
6 posted on 09/25/2006 9:33:52 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That brought a chuckle. (I don't think you ever meant your screename in that way, however.)


7 posted on 09/25/2006 9:34:23 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
The Anatomy of Envy
8 posted on 09/25/2006 9:36:09 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Why blame the devil on this one? Paule tells us:

Gal 5:19-21

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

9 posted on 09/25/2006 9:36:12 AM PDT by John 6.66=Mark of the Beast?
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To: Salvation

I tried to avoid these Seven Dealy Sins, tried real hard. :)

10 posted on 09/25/2006 9:36:27 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Salvation

I believe that people act the way they are designed...after people were here, these sins were created, to explain behavior and to help maintain some semblance of order in society.


11 posted on 09/25/2006 9:38:15 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Salvation

Wow, I'm 0 for 7! But at least I've enjoyed my life.


12 posted on 09/25/2006 9:39:48 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: John 6.66=Mark of the Beast?

I think we can tell St. Paul a big "thank you" for including all these in his letter to the Galatians! Maybe these words will resounds with others to whom the words "Seven Deadly Sins" sound horrific.

I don't think you are saying that the devil does NOT have a part in these sins, are you? Or are you merely saying that it is the weakness of the human will and origial sin that cause one to sin in these ways?


13 posted on 09/25/2006 9:40:11 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: A CA Guy

I think we are all falling off our chairs laughing at that -- oops are we taking joy at someone else's misforotune -- Sorry I had to say it. LOL!


14 posted on 09/25/2006 9:43:03 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: A CA Guy

**"We are not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and we will be healed!"**

Amen!


15 posted on 09/25/2006 9:44:11 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

He is one fellow where you kind of go through the list looking for something he DIDN'T do! LOL


16 posted on 09/25/2006 9:44:41 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: AlaskaErik

Thanks for stopping by.


17 posted on 09/25/2006 9:45:12 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Thanks for stopping by.

Hey, no problem. I'm in the middle of Sin #7...* Spending useless time planted before the T.V. or computer.

18 posted on 09/25/2006 10:03:08 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: Salvation
* The total rejection of the Catholic Church. * Stating one is already saved. * Picking and choosing Catholic teachings one wishes to follow.

Got your flame suit handy?

19 posted on 09/25/2006 10:03:42 AM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Salvation
I beleive that John and Paul said it correctly:

I Jn 2:16

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Gal 5:16

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Both Adam and Eve tried to blame everyone but themselves.

20 posted on 09/25/2006 10:05:41 AM PDT by John 6.66=Mark of the Beast?
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To: Salvation

thanks for that list - it's made me decide to go to Confession after work


21 posted on 09/25/2006 10:11:34 AM PDT by Nihil Obstat (viva il papa - be not afraid)
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To: ArrogantBustard

LOL!


22 posted on 09/25/2006 10:12:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Nihil Obstat
thanks for that list - it's made me decide to go to Confession after work

Yes, a very good aid for an examination of conscience!

23 posted on 09/25/2006 10:19:14 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: Salvation

I can see at least 4 specific things I need to work on.


24 posted on 09/25/2006 10:28:19 AM PDT by tiki
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To: AlaskaErik

I think most people would come close to 0-7, it is in the human condition. The difference is, when someone realizes that something they have done is sinful that they apologize to God and try not to repeat the sin.


25 posted on 09/25/2006 10:38:11 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Salvation

So are these sins it is appropriate to mention in confession? I know in theory that venial sins need not be mentioned, but, I do get confused about what constitutes a mortal sin. I would assume these are mortal sins, or...?


26 posted on 09/25/2006 10:55:33 AM PDT by technochick99 ( Firearm of choice: Sig Sauer....)
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To: Salvation
All prevalent in the secular world of today!

Yes. All prevalent in the secular world today and unfortunately a daily fight for this gal as well. Thanks for the reminder and posting of this. It is such a great reminder too about pride and how it is the starting point of so much sin.

Brings one to his or her knees, doesn't it?

Absolutely! :-). Thanks again Salvation!

27 posted on 09/25/2006 11:05:41 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Salvation

**"We are not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and we will be healed!"**

or soon to be:

"I am not worthy that You should come under my roof but only say the word and my soul will be saved."


28 posted on 09/25/2006 11:42:24 AM PDT by franky (Pray for the souls of the faithful departed.)
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To: Salvation
1)The SIN of PRIDE:
Pride is the "mother of all sins" and is the cause of
every other sin. Pride is an excessive self-love.

Examples of Pride:
* Boasting
* Arrogance
* Inordinate exaltation of oneself
* The total rejection of the Catholic Church.
* Stating one is already saved.
* Picking and choosing Catholic teachings one wishes to follow.

So. Then, since PRIDE is the cause of all the other sins, all one has to do is become a Catholic, realize that the Catholic Church determines whether you are saved and follow all the teaching of the Catholic Church, then one is saved from all the other sins?

Yes, no?

29 posted on 09/25/2006 12:06:03 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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The Church does not teach that it determines who is saved, but the way to salvation:

Salvation comes from God alone; but because we receive the life of faith through the Church, she is our mother: "We believe the Church as the mother of our new birth. and not in the Church as if she were the author of our salvation." Because she is our mother, she is also our teacher in the faith. (CCC: 169)

30 posted on 09/25/2006 12:54:20 PM PDT by LisaFab
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To: LisaFab
Says the same thing. Who are saved? Catholics, of course. How can the sin of PRIDE be alleviated by that which is suborned by the sin of PRIDE.

31 posted on 09/25/2006 1:09:08 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: William Terrell
Once again, that is simply not true. I have never heard a Catholic priest state that any members of his flock "are" saved. Nor have I ever heard one state who can not be saved, vis a vis other Chrisians. There is no guarantee. We, like all Christians, hold fast to a promise and/or covenant that we will be saved if we pick up our crosses and follow Jesus. What that entails is a 500 year old question I have no desire to debate here and now. From the CCC (819):

[Furthermore,] many elements of sanctification and truth are found outside the visible confines of the Catholic Church: "the written Word of God; the life of grace; faith, hope and charity, with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as visible elements."

32 posted on 09/25/2006 4:16:09 PM PDT by LisaFab
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To: LisaFab
Nor have I ever heard one state who can not be saved, vis a vis other Christians.

"There is but one universal Church of the faithful, outside which no one at all is saved." (Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215.)

"The most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics, can have a share in life eternal; but that they will go into the eternal fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless before death they are joined with Her; and that so important is the unity of this ecclesiastical body that only those remaining within this unity can profit by the sacraments of the Church unto salvation, and they alone can receive an eternal recompense for their fasts, their almsgivings, their other works of Christian piety and the duties of a Christian soldier. No one, let his almsgiving be as great as it may, no one, even if he pour out his blood for the Name of Christ, can be saved, unless he remain within the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church." (Pope Eugene IV, the Bull Cantate Domino, 1441.)

This is infallible doctrine of the Church. Now you've heard it.

33 posted on 09/25/2006 4:25:55 PM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Salvation
Spending useless time planted before the computer.

Aw, shucks.

34 posted on 09/25/2006 4:28:06 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: William Terrell
Who are saved? Catholics, of course.

Only if they die in a state of grace.

How can the sin of PRIDE be alleviated by that which is suborned by the sin of PRIDE.

It is not pride to believe, accept and profess truth.

35 posted on 09/25/2006 4:30:05 PM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: murphE

**Got your flame suit handy?**

My flame suit is on. I think most protestant churches accept some of the Catholic Church's teaching -- just not all of it.

So far it has turned out to be a very good thread, however.


36 posted on 09/25/2006 4:52:27 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: John 6.66=Mark of the Beast?

**Both Adam and Eve tried to blame everyone but themselves.**

The Catholic Church teaches that Adam and Eve were responsible for their own sin. I think that is what you were trying to say also? Correct?


37 posted on 09/25/2006 4:53:32 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Nihil Obstat

**it's made me decide to go to Confession after work**

I didn't mean for it to have that effect. Lord, forgive me. I was not preaching -- really!


38 posted on 09/25/2006 4:54:41 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: murphE
Um, I never heard Pope Innocent III nor Pope Eugene IV; as in listened to them speak. Please notice that these citations you give were made before there was any other Church. All Catholics (or Christians), before the Great Enlightenment, believed that the Church was the body of Christ, (We believe that to this day) and that there is no other name under which we can be saved. And specifically that those who "know the gospel of Christ and his Church" (i.e. baptised Catholics) and then reject it, put their souls at risk.

Much better explanation of this here.

39 posted on 09/25/2006 4:55:24 PM PDT by LisaFab
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To: COBOL2Java

**Yes, a very good aid for an examination of conscience!**

Yes, I thought of that myself -- because all the other sins fall under these in my opinion.


40 posted on 09/25/2006 4:55:35 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: COBOL2Java

The only thing I didn't find there was deceit and lying. Would it go with pride?


41 posted on 09/25/2006 4:56:45 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: tiki

I know I have to work on the pride and being the person in control. (Rather than the servant as this last Sunday's Gospel admonished.)


42 posted on 09/25/2006 4:58:02 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: technochick99

**I would assume these are mortal sins, or...?**

I think there are degrees. My understanding about a mortal sin is that I know it is a sin -- and I do it anyway -- ON PURPOSE!


43 posted on 09/25/2006 4:59:58 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: franky

**"I am not worthy that You should come under my roof but only say the word and my soul will be saved."**

Won't that be nice to have the original translation back??

I am also looking forward to

"The Lord be with you,"

And with your spirit also" (Don't know if that is exactly how it will be, however.) Do you?


44 posted on 09/25/2006 5:01:47 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: GOP Poet

You have very kind words there, GOP Poet.


45 posted on 09/25/2006 5:02:23 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: William Terrell

*** The total rejection of the Catholic Church. **

I think the word "total" is the key word here. I would dare say that most protestant churches believe in Jesus as the Risen Savior, so I can't be the judge about a "total" rejection. We would need to talk to a theologian and find out exactly what that whole phrase means.


46 posted on 09/25/2006 5:04:36 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

No. The US Bishops have forwarded the changes to Rome but no action as yet.


47 posted on 09/25/2006 5:07:55 PM PDT by franky (Pray for the souls of the faithful departed.)
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To: LisaFab
Um, I never heard Pope Innocent III nor Pope Eugene IV; as in listened to them speak.

Have you never heard any faithful priest reiterate this infallibly defined doctrine?

Please notice that these citations you give were made before there was any other Church.

There is still only one Church. Other groups that call themselves Christians are not technically churches.

All Catholics (or Christians), before the Great Enlightenment, believed that the Church was the body of Christ,

There were heretics and schismatics before the enlightenment. Infallibly defined doctrine by definition cannot change, it is true for all time.

48 posted on 09/25/2006 5:09:24 PM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: franky

Bummers. Maybe we need to send them emails. LOL!


49 posted on 09/25/2006 5:09:50 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: LisaFab
Ok, then you testify that being saved for eternal life has nothing to do with the Catholic church, it being just one of a number of the paths of Christ.

50 posted on 09/25/2006 5:16:06 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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