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The Seven Deadly Sins

What are "The seven deadly sins"? Does that phrase come from the Bible?

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 ---Donna2277 on 6/26/06
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Donna::The 7 Capital Sins, stem from the pervese inclinations of our Fallen human nature namely:- Pride,Covetousness, Lust,Anger, Envy, Gluttony, & sloth.The virtues to counteract these Human Failings are:-Humility, Obedience, Meekness, Liberality,Temperance, Chastity & Diligence.All moral virtues proceed from the 4 Cardinal virtues which are :Prudence,Justice,Temperance, & Fortitude, together with the 3 Theological Virtues of Faith Hope & Charity.
---Emcee on 2/10/08


It's a phrase from basic moral theology, sometimes called the cardinal (or principal) sins.
pride
hatred
lust
gluttony
avarice
anger
sloth
---Jack on 2/10/08


Deadly Sins>>>1. Haughtiness and contempt for others a proud look. pride. 2.Falsehood-Lying tongue fraud. 3.Cruelty and Blood Thirstiness- The Devil from the beginning were such. 4.Subtlety in the contrivance of sin. A heart that designs and a head that devises wicked imagination. 5.Vigour and diligence in the prosecution of sin. Feet that are swift in running to mischief 6. False-witness Bearing false testimony. 7.Making mischief between relations and neighbors, and using all wicked means possible.
---catherine on 6/4/07


Yeah, look at Proverbs 6:16-19.
---Rickey on 6/4/07


It doesn't take too much thought to think of the virtues opposed to the 7 deadly sins: humility, love, chastity, temperance, generosity, meekness, industry.

There are also the Seven Great Virtues: 4 Cardinal or Philosophical:
Temperance
Fortitude
Justice
Prudence
And 3 theological:
Faith
Hope
Charity
---Jack on 6/30/06




The Seven Deadly (or Cardinal) Sins is not exclusive to RC Doctrine.

The Eastern Churches refer to the Eight Passions. Vainglory is added to this list. I will admit the distinction between it and pride escapes me.
---Jack on 6/28/06


Jack--thanks for answering my question. Is this list part of RC doctrine? Or is it included in teachings of some protestant churches as well? These are not the same as what RCs call "mortal sins" are they? I'm just seeking information from anybody who knows.
---Donna2277 on 6/27/06


Helen5368--Just because something is not in the Bible doesn't mean it's not true.

The very word BIBLE is not in the Bible, either.

Neither is Trinity.

Oddly enough, both terms were "made up."
---Jack on 6/27/06


mi ma, you repent therefore so that the blood of Jesus cleanses you from ALL sins. "IF we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us from all unrighteousness." But I know you knew that mi ma . The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all of our sins if we are HIS child, and have accepted Him into our hearts as Lord and Savior of our lives.
---Donna9759 on 6/27/06


I have just reread proverbs 6:16-19. And just as I suspected I am guilty of all seven deadly sins.(Perhaps on-the-quiet you can check about our own behavior) how can I right these wrongs(sins)? I can not it is impossible for me to accomplish this. However, I have been made acceptable in the beloved, and the beloved's name is-the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. Glory hallelujah to his name. Thank you Jesus for what you have done.
---mima on 6/27/06




The "seven deadly sins" are not in the Bible. Somebody made that up.
---Helen_5378 on 6/27/06


These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 1.a proud look, 2. a lying tongue, 3. hands that shed innocent blood, 4. a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, 5. feet that be swift in running to mischief 6. a false witness that speaketh lies, and 7. he that soweth discord among brethren.
---emg on 6/27/06


On another blog it was mentioned that gluttony was one of the seven deadly sins. I do not see gluttony on this list.
---Donna2277 on 6/26/06


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