Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: DENIAL OF FAITH, 01-07-11
Posted on 01/07/2011 8:56:38 AM PST by Salvation
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Any word, sign, or action by which a person who is a professed Catholic denies what the Church teaches must be believed by her faithful. The denial is direct when what is said or done by its nature contains a rejection of the true faith. It is indirect when the rejection is implied under the circumstances. Every deliberate denial of one's faith is a grave sin.
Every deliberate denial of one's faith is a MORTAL sin.
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I never got saved as a Catholic, but I don't blame Catholicism - a combination of inneffective teachers and an unready student account for it. I became saved in a non-denominational church which ascribes to the Bible as written. The Bible seems to indicate that the only unforgivable (Mortal) sin is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.
I hope my prayers for you and your family gave you some comfort tand that He decided to touch you with what you need(ed).
While I do not ascribe to formal religion, I do believe the Bible is God's Word and am always eager to have someone explain that which I don't ascribe to. Would Peters' three times denial of Jesus be a Grave sin?
Of course you were saved as a Catholic. It just wasn't an emotional "altar call" sort of thing.
Surprised that you were 'saved' as you say when you were baptized as a Catholic?
|16||He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.|
I know, I know, you are saying, but you were baptized as an infant. Well your parents' belief and the belief of your godparents saved you! Have you ever thanked them?