Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Do YOU believe in Sin?

Sin Boldly
Posted by Keith Pavlischek FIRST THINGS on August 11, 2008, 12:08 PM

From the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
Q. 14. What is sin? A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.

From the Baltimore Catechism:
Q. 278. What is actual sin? A. Actual sin is any willful thought, word, deed, or omission contrary to the law of God.

From Senator Obama:
Q. Do you believe in sin? OBAMA: Yes. Q. What is sin? OBAMA: Being out of alignment with my values.

Not that there is anything to the chatter about Senator Obama’s “Messiah complex,” mind you.

tip from Mark Shea's Catholic and Enjoying It blog.


Athos said...

Thanks for keeping things hopping while I was away, Aramis. Regarding the hubris that makes truth and falsehood whatever the heck I want them to be (acc. to MY experience, of course), see here for the wisdom of Fr Nichols.

David Nybakke said...

Dear Athos,

So very nice to have you back. Prayers have been flowing out to everyone in the family.

I noticed your post and (in a way) thought they went together.