Catechism in Pictures, text & image-59

SIN. ACTUAL SIN. - THE CAPITAL SIN. 1. Actual sin is every sin which we ourselves commit, whence it is also known as personal sin. 2. It is called actual, because in its commission our will is the …More
SIN.
ACTUAL SIN. - THE CAPITAL SIN.
1.
Actual sin is every sin which we ourselves commit, whence it is also known as personal sin.
2. It is called actual, because in its commission our will is the sole agent, that is to say, it is an act of our will, in this respect differing from original sin, of which we have contracted the guilt quite irrespectively of any act of our own.
3. We render ourselves guilty of actual sin in four several ways - by thought, word, deed or omission.
4. Thus to judge rashly is to sin in thought; to blaspheme is to sin by word; to do servile work on Sunday is to sin by deed; and not to communicate at Easter is to sin by omission.
5. Actual sin is distinguished into mortal sin and venial sin.
6. By committing mortal sin, we lose the grace of God and deserve everlasting damnation. 7. It is termed mortal because it kills the soul by depriving it of the life of grace and its punishment is the eternal death of hell. 8. For a sin to be a mortal it …More