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  • Why is Original Sin Called the “Sin of Adam”?"

    07/22/2016 7:20:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-21-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why is Original Sin Called the “Sin of Adam”? Msgr. Charles Pope • July 21, 2016 • Original sin is that first sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, committed when they ate the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen 3:1-7). And while it clearly involved both of them, Scripture and Tradition refer to it formally as the “Sin of Adam” or “Adam’s Sin,” not the “Sin of Adam and Eve.” It is also described as coming to us “through one man,” not “through a man and a woman.”...
  • Whites killed MLK. Now we honor him: Column [USA Today Link Only]

    01/18/2016 12:22:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    USA Today [link only] ^ | January 17, 2016 | Oliver Thomas
  • What is at the Core of Original Sin?

    09/04/2015 7:26:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is at the Core of Original Sin? Msgr. Charles Pope • September 3, 2015 • Sometimes Original Sin gets simplified into the eating of an apple. But the core of the apple is not the “core” I speak of in the title. Actually an apple is not mentioned. It is fruit surely but what fruit we do not know. But what’s the big deal about eating an apple or piece of fruit? OK, maybe they shouldn’t have eaten it. But really, did an apple lead to all the pain and grief we experience today?As you may have guessed, No,...
  • Original Sin- Gramsci (FR-1998)- The most profound article ever posted here.

    03/05/2015 10:00:37 PM PST · by barmag25 · 26 replies
    [ Last | Latest Posts | Latest Articles | Self Search | Add Bookmark | Post | Abuse | Help! ] Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. Original Sin Culture/Society Editorial Keywords: CULTURE, LIBERALISM, POLITICS, DECEPTIONS, POWER, CORRUPTION Source: The Laissez Faire City Times Published: Dec. 28, 1998 Author: ACE Posted on 08/19/2001 11:27:40 PDT by Coyote Original Sin by ACE Few things...
  • The Pelagian Captivity of the Church

    02/02/2015 5:46:24 PM PST · by HarleyD · 17 replies
    Bible Researcher ^ | May/June 2001 | R.C. Sproul
    Shortly after the Reformation began, in the first few years after Martin Luther posted the Ninety-Five Theses on the church door at Wittenberg, he issued some short booklets on a variety of subjects. One of the most provocative was titled The Babylonian Captivity of the Church. In this book Luther was looking back to that period of Old Testament history when Jerusalem was destroyed by the invading armies of Babylon and the elite of the people were carried off into captivity. Luther in the sixteenth century took the image of the historic Babylonian captivity and reapplied it to his era...
  • The Immaculate Conception: 8 things to know and share . . .

    12/08/2014 2:32:24 PM PST · by NYer · 103 replies ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jimmy Akin
    December 8th is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.It celebrates an important point of Catholic teaching, and in most years it is a holy day of obligation.Here are 8 things you need to know about the teaching and the way we celebrate it. 1. Who does the Immaculate Conception refer to? There’s a popular idea that it refers to Jesus’ conception by the Virgin Mary.It doesn’t.Instead, it refers to the special way in which the Virgin Mary herself was conceived.This conception was not virginal. (That is, she had a human father as well as a human mother.) But it was special...
  • Walk in the Light – A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent

    03/30/2014 1:35:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/29/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In today’s Gospel, Jesus, the Light of the World, brings light to a man born blind. If you are prepared to accept it, you are the man born blind, for all of us were born blind and in darkness. It was our baptism alone, and the faith it gave, which has rendered us able to see, and, by stages, to come more fully into the light. The man in today’s Gospel shows forth the stages of the Christian walk, out of darkness, and into the beautiful light of Christ. Let’s take a moment and observe these stages evident in this...
  • IRELAND: Anglican Canon Taken to Task over Doctrine of Original Sin

    03/18/2014 6:25:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-17-14 | David W. Virtue DD
    IRELAND: Anglican Canon Taken to Task over Doctrine of Original Sin "Clergy have an obligation to hold and teach those things they've taken an oath to do" A leading Anglican cleric in the Church of Ireland who questioned the Doctrine of Original Sin has gotten a push back by fellow Irish clergymen who say he has an obligation to uphold the church's teaching on the subject and cannot plead "further enlightenment" when the church's Constitution and 39 Articles forbid it. In his column Rehabilitating Eve in the March 7 issue of the Church of Ireland Gazette, the Rev. Stephen Neill...
  • Hated textbook gets Reagan’s dark side half right

    02/25/2014 4:14:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-25-14 | Ian Huyett
    Conservative student group Turning Point USA caused a stir last week by posting pages online from a textbook used at the University of South Carolina. The book calls Ronald Reagan “sexist” and says conservatives “take a basically pessimistic view of human nature” — one in which “people are conceived of as being corrupt.” Several avowed conservatives balked not just at the negative portrayal of Reagan but also at the idea that the conservative persuasion contains a measure of pessimism. On this point, the textbook is right and they are wrong. Russell Kirk was the man credited by William F. Buckley...
  • How Is Adam’s sin Described Differently than Eve’s?

    02/07/2014 3:12:01 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/6/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In yesterday’s blog post, I sought to explore the details Original Sin and to convey that there are subtleties and stages to the sin that have something to teach us. The sin was more than eating a piece of fruit, there were things that led up to it, both externally and internally, which the text reveals.In yesterday’s post I also mentioned that it was worth exploring how the sacred text speaks of the Sin of Adam, and differentiates it to some extent from the sin that Eve commits. In fact, Original Sin, biblically, is properly denoted as the sin of...
  • The Anatomy of Original Sin: The Sin of Adam was Far More than Eating a Piece of Fruit.

    02/06/2014 2:39:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/5/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Many understandings of Original Sin, the sin committed by Adam and Eve tend to describe the sin as the eating of a forbidden fruit. While this description is not inaccurate, it is incomplete and many rightly wonder as to how and why all this trouble came from the mere eating of a piece of fruit.It may be helpful therefore to consider the Sin of Adam more richly. While the eating of the fruit is the external act, like any human act, it proceeds from the heart and admits of some complexity or stages.Perhaps a quote from the Book of James...
  • What are you really afraid of? An answer from the Bible

    07/25/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 24, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is it that really holds us in bondage? What is it that is truly the source of our problem, our sins, our selfishness, our anger, our lust and pride? Original Sin? Yes but where does the wound of sin really set up shop in us and stay open for business? What does it tap into for its strength? Scripture has an interesting answer to this question: Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free...
  • Basically Good People: The Great Modern Heresy

    10/10/2013 6:04:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    There’s an odd backwards moral reasoning to which our modern age seems particularly susceptible. Surely you’ve heard it: Y does X. Y is a basically good person. Therefore, X must be okay. You hear it from all sides of the cultural divide. “Joe and Fred are married. They’re good people. How can you say that that kind of relationship is wrong?” “Cindy does that. She’s a good person. So how can that be racist?” Think back a bit, and you’ll see that a huge number of the casually-made moral arguments one hears these days boil down to this. There are...
  • A Little Black Twisty Thing

    06/27/2013 9:01:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 6-27-13 | Douglas Wilson
    As Christians continue to process the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s supreme arrogance on the same sex mirage issue, one of the things we must continue to remember to do is review the basics. This of course will include constantly reviewing what the Scriptures explicitly teach on the matter of same sex sexual activity, but it is also important for us to go a layer beneath all that. We also need to keep reviewing what the Bible teaches about the nature of man’s nature, and the nature of man’s choices. A hidden driver in a lot of what is going...
  • The Generations of Adam...Genesis 5 pt 1

    This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred...
  • Remembering Sandy Hook

    12/18/2012 3:03:02 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 38 replies
    REMEMBERING SANDY HOOK Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. "Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. "This is heaven." declared a small boy. "We're spending Christmas at God's house." When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their Savior, the children gathered near....

    11/18/2011 6:03:28 PM PST · by rzman21 · 7 replies
    St. Vladimir's Seminary Quarterly ^ | 1955 | Fr. John Romanides
    © John S. Romanides [ This article originally appeared in the St. Vladimir's Seminary Quarterly, Vol. IV, Nos. 1 and 2, 1955-6. ] TABLE OF CONTENTS Fallen Creation The Justice of God and Law The Destiny of Man and Anthropology The Destiny of Man Anthropology of St. Paul Synthetic Observations Concluding Remarks YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE WORKS OF John S. Romanides in various FORMATS. In regard to the doctrine of original sin as contained in the Old Testament and illumnated by the unique revelation of Christ in the New Testament, there continues to reign in the denominations of the West--especially...
  • Mom Plays God: Brings Good from Evil (Excellent Video Link in the Article)

    04/24/2011 8:32:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | April 24, 2011 | Frank Turek
    It’s easy to spot militant atheists who attend my presentation called I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. They usually sit with their arms folded and scowls on their faces. During a recent presentation at Michigan State, I knew I’d get push back from one such scowling student sitting to my right. He looked mad and was mad. (He wouldn’t even smile at a hilarious Homer Simpson clip!) He shot his hand up during the Q&A and yelled out, “You mentioned the problem of evil during your presentation but you didn’t answer it! If there is a...
  • Psalm 51 - NASB (Reformed Caucus)

    12/20/2010 4:58:40 PM PST · by HarleyD · 6 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 51:1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Psa 51:2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. Psa 51:3 For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. Psa 51:4 Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless...
  • Recall Notice! [Satire Alert] Catholic/Open

    11/20/2010 11:15:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of ^ | November 19, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    November 19 Recall Notice!By: Msgr. Charles Pope The maker of all humans beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units (code named Adam and Eve) resulting in the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed “Sorrow Inducing Non-morality (S.I.N.). Some of the symptoms include: Loss of direction Foul vocal emissions Amnesia of Origin Lack of peace and joy Selfish or violent behavior Depression or confusion...
  • Does Being Totally Depraved Mean We're Always Sinning No Matter What?

    12/02/2009 8:09:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 385+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/2/2009 | John Piper
    Does being totally depraved mean we're always sinning no matter what? Yes. Romans 14:23 says, "Whatever is not from faith is sin." And so you don't even need total depravity. You just need unbelief in order to say that everything a person does who is not a believer is sin. Maybe another word on that. Why is that the case? If you have a son, and you want him to do something, and he does the thing-like unbelievers don't usually kill people, OK? So they're obeying that commandment, "Don't kill," but why are they doing that? Are they doing it...
  • On The Hatred Of The Left

    01/25/2009 9:06:30 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 23 replies · 515+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | January 25, 2009 | Michael Eden
    The left often accuses the social and political right - and particularly evangelical Christians - of being hateful and intolerant. As a conservative blogger, believe me, I can give examples! I'm often left astonished by such visceral anger. If I were leaving a comment on Osama bin Laden's blog, I doubt that I could muster up more hostility than I have often received from secular humanist/atheist liberals (and for what it's worth, while I do a variety of reading in pursuit of supporting articles and illustrations, as a general rule I only leave comments on articles that I find well...
  • And It Was Night. The Real Story of Original Sin [Ecumenical]

    12/11/2008 7:26:21 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 615+ views ^ | December 11, 2008 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, December 11, 2008 – Three times in eight days, Benedict XVI has insisted on a dogma that has almost disappeared from ordinary preaching, and is rejected by the neomodernist theologians: the dogma of original sin. He did this on Monday, December 8, at the Angelus for the feast of the Immaculate Conception; on the previous Wednesday, December 3, at the weekly audience with thousands of faithful and pilgrims; and again at the general audience on Wednesday, December 10. At the Angelus for the Immaculate Conception, pope Joseph Ratzinger said: "The mystery of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, which...
  • Surprise: The Bible is scientifically ahead of secular scientists!

    08/01/2008 10:34:24 AM PDT · by OneVike · 233 replies · 1,474+ views ^ | Uknown | Whoever ( )is
    Few people might be aware of this: There are passages in the Bible that coincide with scientific principles that weren't discovered by scientists until hundreds of years after the Bible had been written. Here are some examples:
  • Original Sin (book review)

    08/14/2008 7:31:20 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies · 87+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 14 aug 08 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush By Thomas E. Woods Jr & Kevin R.C. Gutzman (Crown Forum, 272 pages, $25.95) In Who Killed the Constitution?, bestselling authors Thomas Woods and Kevin Gutzman provide their largely conservative readership a valuable service on two counts. First, the book disabuses Republicans of the self-serving notion that they are always the heroes and Democrats always the villains. Infidelity to Constitutional writ is a bipartisan sin. Second, by stressing the affronts to the Constitution by all three branches of government, instead of obfuscating the...
  • 'White Racist' Invite Offends Lab Workers (NM-Sandia Lab)

    04/09/2008 9:53:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 122 replies · 315+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 9, 2008 | John Fleck
    An invitation to a "diversity workshop" sent to Sandia Labs employees last week by labs management has drawn complaints because of its suggestion that white people are inherently racist. "Recent studies suggest whites' lack of awareness about other cultures has to do with whites' commitment to maintaining higher social status, or 'white privilege,' '' the invitation said. It also said whites "are likely to persist in racist behaviors unless persuaded to abolish the privileges they receive as members of the white race." Sandia staff received a dozen calls from employees upset about the wording, labs spokesman Michael Padilla said. He...
  • Men Have A Harder Time Forgiving Than Women Do

    03/03/2008 6:11:06 PM PST · by blam · 90 replies · 264+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-3-2008 | Case Western Reserve University
    Men Have A Harder Time Forgiving Than Women Do ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2008) — Forgiveness can be a powerful means to healing, but it does not come naturally for both sexes. Men have a harder time forgiving than women do, according to Case Western Reserve University psychologist Julie Juola Exline. But that can change if men develop empathy toward an offender by seeing they may also be capable of similar actions. Then the gender gap closes, and men become less vengeful. In seven forgiveness-related studies Exline conducted between 1998 through 2005 with more than 1,400 college students, gender differences between...
  • Female Objectification Not All Fault of Men

    02/11/2008 10:30:45 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 144 replies · 1,561+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2/8/2008 | n/a
    Women have had a hand in aiding and abetting the consumerism that objectifies them, and it's the result of original sin, says Helen Alvare. Alvare, the former pro-life spokeswoman for the U.S. bishops' conference, and a law professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., said this today at the Vatican conference under way through Saturday on "Woman and Man, the 'Humanum' in Its Entirety." Given our environment of rampant consumerism, "it was almost inevitable that human beings would become the 'ultimate' consumer product," said Alvare. "Women's physical beauty and sexual complementarity with men make them particularly desirable...
  • Harry Potter and "the Death of God" - by Michael D. O'Brien

    08/23/2007 11:02:38 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 96 replies · 2,336+ views ^ | August 20, 2007 | Michael O'Brien
    Harry Potter and "the Death of God" - by Michael D. O'Brien Special to Editor's Note:, the news service which first put online the letter signed by Cardinal Ratzinger - now Pope Benedict XVI - against the Harry Potter books, is proud to present Michael O'Brien's latest essay on the Potter series.  The author, North America's foremost Potter critic, has written many articles that analyze in detail the Harry Potter novels. Here he reflects on the significance of the series as a whole. Well, July 21st has come and gone and the world is muggling onward. The date,...
  • Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

    07/06/2007 8:23:05 AM PDT · by gridlock · 59 replies · 2,446+ views
    Psychology Today ^ | July/August 2007 | Alan S. Miller Ph.D., Satoshi Kanazawa Ph.D.
    Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature. This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are...
  • Babies Not As Innocent As They Pretend

    06/30/2007 5:24:12 PM PDT · by blam · 131 replies · 2,646+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-1-2007 | Richard Gray
    Babies not as innocent as they pretend By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 12:01am BST 01/07/2007 Whether lying about raiding the biscuit tin or denying they broke a toy, all children try to mislead their parents at some time. Yet it now appears that babies learn to deceive from a far younger age than anyone previously suspected. Behavioural experts have found that infants begin to lie from as young as six months. Simple fibs help to train them for more complex deceptions in later life. Until now, psychologists had thought the developing brains were not capable of the difficult...
  • Ancestral vs. Original Sin: A False Dichotomy [Orthodox/Catholic]

    12/14/2006 7:16:13 AM PST · by Petrosius · 27 replies · 747+ views
    Razilaženje ^ | December 11, 2006 | Ephrem Hugh Bensusan
    In the current debate over the Orthodox view of Original Sin, one popular entry is Ancestral Versus Original Sin: An Overview with Implications for Psychotherapy by the Very Rev. Fr. Antony Hughes, rector of St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The essay was written in early 2005 at the request of one of the editors of The Journal of Psychology and Christianity, a publication of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, in order to provide an explanation of the alleged differences in the Eastern and Western doctrines of Original Sin and their bearing on pastoral practice. My purpose...
  • How Long Will Limbo Be in Limbo?

    11/22/2006 11:19:18 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies · 359+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/22/06 | FATHER JAMES GILHOOLEY
    Limbo as a concept is exiting Catholic theology. But as a word, limbo will never leave our everyday language. We and our ancestors have been using the word in a variety of ways for almost 700 years. The present position of limbo in Catholic theology is of much interest not only to Catholics, but also to the national press.Limbo was the subject of a major article in The New York Times (Dec. 28, 2005) by Ian Fisher. It was discussed in a full-page essay in Time magazine (Jan. 9, 2006). And really we should not wonder why Time’s essayist, David...
  • Do Humans Have More Freedom Than God AND Does God Have a Libertarian Free Will?

    11/04/2006 9:40:18 AM PST · by Gamecock · 8 replies · 262+ views
    Reformation Theology ^ | February 18, 2006 | J.W. Hendryx
    One of the main objections of Arminians, Semi-pelagians and other synergists to divine election is based on moral rather than exegetical grounds. While debating these issues online over the years, I have heard many of them contend that the Augustinian view of God is morally repugnant since God could and would never force humans to do something against their will. And since God is holy, they reason, He could not ordain all things that come to pass, because this would make God the author of evil. Well, instead of this being an essay defending God's sovereignty and meticulous providence over...
  • Pope tries to win hearts and minds by saving souls of unbaptised babies

    10/04/2006 1:55:48 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 121 replies · 1,979+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 4, 2006 | Ruth Gledhill and Richard Owen
    THE Pope will cast aside centuries of Catholic belief later this week by abolishing formally the concept of limbo, in a gesture calculated to help to win the souls of millions of babies in the developing world for Christ. All the evidence suggests that Benedict XVI never believed in the idea anyway. But in the fertile evangelisation zones of Africa and Asia, the Pope — an acknowledged authority on all things Islamic — is only too aware that Muslims believe the souls of stillborn babies go straight to Heaven. For the Church, looking to spread the faith in countries...
  • GRPL and "The Savage Nation" both are fans of "The Enemy Within"

    Coincidental that a book about the existence and power of original sin would have the same title as a book that documents the existence and power of political traitors in our midst?
  • Lesson 4: Creation of the Human Person and Original Sin

    04/19/2006 9:05:56 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 10 replies · 378+ views
    Fundamentals of Catholicism by Father Robert Altier Lesson 4: Creation of the Human Person and Original Sin Let us talk about the soul. The soul is defined as the principle of life in a living being. Are there any other beings with souls? The answer is “yes.” Anything that is alive has a soul. There are three different kinds of souls. There are vegetative souls – that is what a plant has; a plant is alive. There are sensitive souls – that is what animals have. Then there are rational souls – that is what human beings have. You could...
  • Ah, Holy Jesus

    04/14/2006 6:44:30 AM PDT · by GAB-1955 · 2 replies · 125+ views
    Public Domain | Johann Heermann (1585-1647)
    Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended, that man to judge thee hath in hate pretended? By foes derided, by thine own rejected, O most afflicted. Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee? Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee. 'Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee: I crucified thee. Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered; the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered; for our atonement, while we nothing heedeth, God intercedeth. For me, kind Jesus, was thy incarnation, thy mortal sorrow, and thy life's oblation; thy death of anguish and...
  • Original Sin According to St. Paul

    04/07/2006 9:16:57 AM PDT · by pravknight · 10 replies · 248+ views ^ | Fr. John Romanidies
    In regard to the doctrine of original sin as contained in the Old Testament and illuminated by the unique revelation of Christ in the New Testament, there continues to reign in the denominations of the West—especially since the development of scholastic presuppositions—a great confusion, which in the last few centuries seems to have gained much ground in the theological problematics of the Orthodox East. In some circles this problem has been dressed in a halo of mystifying vagueness to such an extent that even some Orthodox theologians seem to expect one to accept the doctrine of original sin simply as...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • Little Innocents?

    11/21/2005 10:13:43 AM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies · 376+ views
    The Mountain Retreat ^ | Sinclair B. Ferguson
    "The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies." -Psalms 58:3     Last thing at night, when our children were small, I often secretly watched them as they slept: there they lay, breathing rhythmically, almost imperceptibly, relaxed, at ease, enjoying "the sleep of innocence." But man - perhaps especially a father - looks on the outward appearance (1 Sam. 16:7). What of the heart on which God gazes? Wearing biblical lenses we come to see a more sinister reality: our children may be unknowing and naive, but innocent they...
  • Evolution in the Eyes of the Church (Part 2)

    07/28/2005 9:54:20 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 19 replies · 533+ views
    Zenit ^ | July 28, 2005 | Rev. Edward Oakes
    Father Edward Oakes on the Difficulty of Reconciling Science and Faith MUNDELEIN, Illinois, JULY 28, 2005 ( Since the time of Pope Pius XII's encyclical "Humani Generis," Catholics have made great efforts to determine what constitutes legitimate opinion on scientific evolution and the question of human origins. However, Father Edward Oakes, who teaches theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, notes that simply going back to the method of Thomas Aquinas can always be a fruitful exercise when dealing with questions at the intersection of science and theology. He shared with ZENIT why recent scientific findings, along...
  • New Week has perpetuated the Original Sin…..

    05/18/2005 7:43:38 AM PDT · by bert · 1 replies · 391+ views
    In the beginning there was Woodward and Burnstein and their tale of the Watergate repercussions in the Nixon Whitehouse. In retrospect, it is now quite believable to think that the unknown source Deep Throat was pure the minds of the authors. Deep Throat was gathering of lint and dust bunnies swept up from the power corridors of Washington. Deep Throat was a collection of fiction and rumor and lies designed to bring down a hated President. Deep throat was the original sin. After Deep Throat it became acceptable and even fashionable among the leftist elite to print anything that came...
  • Will nice people (in the Matrix) be saved?

    04/16/2005 8:22:52 AM PDT · by thePilgrim · 60 replies · 840+ views ^ | John Hendryx
    Will Nice People (in the Matrix) Be Saved? by John Hendryx "We must not suppose that if we succeeded in making everyone nice we should have saved their souls. A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world." (C.S. Lewis) A reader recently responded to the above quote by Lewis with the following remark: "True, but at least there would be less hatred!" His answer is really how most of us naturally think. But helping to make people nice...
  • "New Theology" Destroys Doctrine of Original Sin

    01/07/2005 7:30:44 PM PST · by ultima ratio · 30 replies · 704+ views
    Si Si No No ^ | August 2004 | Dalmaticus
    "New Theology" Destroys Doctrine of Original Sin August 2004 No. 59 With just a few words in § 13 of his first encyclical, Redemptor Hominis (1979), Pope John Paul II changed the perennial Catholic teaching on the nature of man and his relation to the Creator. "When we penetrate by means of the continually and rapidly increasing experience of the human family into the mystery of Jesus Christ, we understand with greater clarity that there is at the basis of all these ways that the Church of our time must follow, in accordance with the wisdom of Pope Paul VI,...
  • Mary's Immaculate Conception: A Memorable Anniversary

    12/07/2004 1:08:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,104+ views ^ | 12/07/04 | Russell Shaw
    This year, December 8, tomorrow, marks the 150th anniversary of a most memorable event — the infallible definition of the dogma of Mary's Immaculate Conception. It deserves more than routine attention. What Must Be Believed On December 8, 1854, Blessed Pius IX, the pope of that day, spoke these words: “We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary at the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of Almighty God, in virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved immaculate from...
  • Humanity and Original Sin

    11/27/2004 10:33:18 PM PST · by Wallace T. · 7 replies · 650+ views
    Self | November 28, 2004 | Wallace T. Cosgraves
    “By Adam’s fall we sinned all,” was a motto New England Puritan students learned in their elementary primers in the 17th and 18th Centuries. This motto is reflective of the historic Christian belief in original sin, a term not addressing Adam and Eve’s act of disobedience, but the effect that sin had upon mankind. The Scriptures speak repeatedly of sin and death entering the world through one man’s transgression. As a result of Adam’s sin, all men became sinners. The concept of original sin may be seen as inherited corruption. David stated in Psalm 51:5 that he was brought forth...
  • Original Sin According to Saint Paul

    11/27/2004 3:38:39 PM PST · by pachomi33 · 1 replies · 343+ views
    St Vladimirs Seminary Quarterly ^ | 1956 | John Romanides
    Fr. Romanides presents an Orthodox interpretation of the writings of Saint Paul ORIGINAL SIN ACCORDING TO ST. PAUL © John S. Romanides [ This article originally appeared in the St. Vladimir's Seminary Quarterly, Vol. IV, Nos. 1 and 2, 1955-6. ] TABLE OF CONTENTS Fallen Creation The Justice of God and Law The Destiny of Man and Anthropology The Destiny of Man Anthropology of St. Paul Synthetic Observations Concluding Remarks YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE WORKS OF John S. Romanides in various FORMATS. In regard to the doctrine of original sin as contained in the Old Testament and illumnated by the...
  • Original and Ancestral Sin in Dialogue; excerpt from Catholic Catechism

    11/27/2004 1:29:09 PM PST · by pachomi33 · 288 replies · 4,610+ views
    Catechism of the Catholic Church ^ | 1997 | catholic catechism
    III. ORIGINAL SIN Freedom put to the test 396 God created man in his image and established him in his friendship. A spiritual creature, man can live this friendship only in free submission to God. The prohibition against eating "of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" spells this out: "for in the day that you eat of it, you shall die."276 The "tree of the knowledge of good and evil"277 symbolically evokes the insurmountable limits that man, being a creature, must freely recognize and respect with trust. Man is dependent on his Creator, and subject to the...
  • Original Sin & Total Hereditary Depravity: Free Moral Agency and Inherited Guilt

    Are babies born guilty of original sin and total hereditary (inherited) depravity? Or does the Bible teach free moral agency and individual responsibility and accountability? Calvinism teaches the imputation of the sins of Adam and Eve, so that each person is born guilty of total corruption and a corrupt sinful nature. This doctrine is often used to justify infant baptism, but what does the gospel of Jesus Christ teach? Introduction: "Original sin" refers to the first sin committed by Adam and Eve, and the consequences of that sin to future generations. All Bible students agree that serious consequences came to...