Paragraph 1853

1853. Sins can be distinguished according to their objects, as can every human act; or according to the virtues they oppose, by excess or defect; or according to the commandments they violate. They can also be classed according to whether they concern God, neighbor, or oneself; they can be divided into spiritual and carnal sins, or again as sins in thought, word, deed, or omission. the root of sin is in the heart of man, in his free will, according to the teaching of the Lord: “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a man.”128But in the heart also resides charity, the source of the good and pure works, which sin wounds.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

203. What is meant by the “resurrection of the body”?

564. How are the saints guides for prayer?

398. What are vices?

432. What are the precepts of the Church?

33. What are the symbols of faith?

371. Are the passions morally good or bad?

543. How did Jesus pray during his passion?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the power of gratitude and how can we practice it in our daily lives, according to Psalm 100?

What does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself according to James 2:8, and why is it important?

What does the Assyrian conquest of Samaria and the fall of the Northern Kingdom teach about the importance of obedience to God?

What is the importance of faith in the Christian life, according to the Bible?

What is the importance of the parent-child relationship in the Christian family according to Ephesians 6:1-4?

The Tower of Babel: What Does This Story Teach Us About God’s Sovereignty? (Genesis 11:1-9)

The Story of Moses: How did God choose and prepare Moses to lead his people? (Exodus 1-4)