Paragraph 1861

1861. Mortal sin is a radical possibility of human freedom, as is love itself. It results in the loss of charity and the privation of sanctifying grace, that is, of the state of grace. If it is not redeemed by repentance and God’s forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ’s kingdom and the eternal death of hell, for our freedom has the power to make choices for ever, with no turning back. However, although we can judge that an act is in itself a grave offense, we must entrust judgment of persons to the justice and mercy of God.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

241. What is the center of the liturgical season?

200. How are sins remitted?

407. What is the common good?

582. Why can we dare to draw near to God in full confidence?

207. What is life everlasting?

135. How will Christ judge the living and the dead?

234. Who celebrates the heavenly liturgy?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How does Ruth’s story teach us about integrity and honesty?

What does the Bible teach about God’s final judgment, and what does Malachi 3:18 tell us about it?

What lessons can we learn from Haman’s fall in Esther 7:7-8?

How did Nehemiah deal with the division between rich and poor Jews in Nehemiah 5?

How does the conquest of Canaan in the book of Joshua demonstrate God’s faithfulness?

What is the meaning of being “blameless” according to the 2 Peter 3:14 passage?

The Woman and the Dragon: The Struggle Between Good and Evil (Revelation 12:1-17)