Skip to comments.Satan's Arsenal: "The Seven Deadly Sins"
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:
* 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 anothers 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:
* Pornography and immodest entertainment
* 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.
Brings one to his or her knees, doesn't it?
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You may as well have said...to some degree, all prevalent in human beings.
Yes, that is true, because we are all sinners. But do we really try to avoid these sins?
That brought a chuckle. (I don't think you ever meant your screename in that way, however.)
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.
I tried to avoid these Seven Dealy Sins, tried real hard. :)
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.
Wow, I'm 0 for 7! But at least I've enjoyed my life.
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?
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!
**"We are not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and we will be healed!"**
He is one fellow where you kind of go through the list looking for something he DIDN'T do! LOL
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.
Got your flame suit handy?
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.
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.