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1850. Sin is an offense against God: “Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight.”122Sin sets itself against God’s love for us and turns our hearts away from it. Like the first sin, it is disobedience, a revolt against God through the will to become “like gods,”123knowing and determining good and evil. Sin is thus “love of oneself even to contempt of God.”124In this proud self-exaltation, sin is diametrically opposed to the obedience of Jesus, which achieves our salvation.125


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

84. What is the meaning of the title “Lord”?

500. How should children be considered?

40. Why is the revelation of God’s name important?

357. How is the Christian moral life bound up with faith and the sacraments?

124. In what condition was the body of Christ while it lay in the tomb?

499. Why are artificial insemination and artificial fertilization immoral?

581. What place does the Our Father have in the prayer of the Church?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Why did God judge the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and what can we learn from this, according to Genesis 18:16-33 and 19:1-29?

What does Wisdom 8:7 teach us about wisdom as a source of virtue and honor?

What does the Bible say about the need to forgive, according to Colossians 3:13?

What was David’s attitude toward Mephibosheth, and what can we learn from this story?

What does the image of the river of life in Ezekiel (Ezekiel 47) represent?

What does the phrase “we live by faith, not by sight” in 2 Corinthians 5:7 mean?

Moses’ Leadership: What do Moses’ life and example teach us about leadership, faith, and obedience to God? (Numbers 12)