Paragraph 1871

1871. Sin is an utterance, a deed, or a desire contrary to the eternal law (St. Augustine, Faust 22: PL 42, 418). It is an offense against God. It rises up against God in a disobedience contrary to the obedience of Christ.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

251. How is Christian initiation brought about?

554. In what does the prayer of intercession consist?

53. Why was the world created?

444. In what way does a person exercise his or her proper right to worship God in truth and in freedom?

465. When is a citizen forbidden to obey civil authorities?

274. What does the Eucharist represent in the life of the Church?

528. What is forbidden by the ninth commandment?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How important is gratitude in the story of the healing of the ten lepers, described in Luke 17:11-19?

What is the message of Nahum 1:7-8 about God’s faithfulness in the midst of chaos?

What does the Song of Songs teach us about the search for the loved one?

What does James 5:7-11 teach us about patience in times of suffering?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

What is the River of Life and the Tree of Life mentioned in Revelation 22:1-5 and what is their importance to the promise of eternal life?

Understanding God’s sovereignty through the Psalms (Psalm 33:6-9)