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The Roman Catholic Church divides sin into two categories, mortal sin and venial sin. The issue of sin as the Bible teaches it is one of the most fundamental aspects of understanding life with God ...
No. There is only one unforgivable sin, Blaspheming the Holy Spirit. All the other sins are mortal in that if they are not covered by Christ's propitiation, they lead to hell. For example, say an attractive person walks by. One's reaction may be only in their own mind, which some would consider "venial". However, Christ teaches in the Beatitudes that lust is spiritual adultery. (Mortal). Venial sins are a myth, and a deadly one at that.
YES. The Bible teaches about mortal and venial sins. In 1 John 5:16-17, the author writes, "If you see your brother or sister committing what is not a mortal sin, you will ask, and God will give life to such a one - to those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin that is mortal; I do not say you should pray about that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that is not mortal."
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