32 minutes | Feb 21st 2021

Original Sin, Free Will and Salvation - CHSS 83

Last week we discussed one objection to free will, which suggests that it may have been better if God did not create people with any freedom. During that discussion, we touched on original sin.   This episode discusses critical questions related to this topic: What is original sin? What is a common misunderstanding of the teaching of original sin? Can we explain why some may bristle at this misrepresentation of what original sin is?   We then explore how closely connected original sin is to free will and to the work of Jesus, the sacraments, and the Church.   Original sin is not a personal fault. Rather, it is a condition that all people are born with. We are weakened and wounded by it.   We see this in our struggle to choose good, and our need for constant grace or help from God. Part of the mission of the Church is to help Catholic Christians grow towards our union with God and enjoy a life to the full in Christ.   We also touch on infant baptism and the different ideas proposed for how to understand the effects of original sin.    Join us this week as we discuss original sin and its impact on human freedom. To comment on this show or to provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritagespirituality.com/episode83 https://catholicheritagespirituality.com/original-sin-free-will-and-salvation/   The Catholic Heritage Spirituality Show is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Newsletter Sign-up for the Catholic Heritage Spirituality Show Stay in touch with us! Join our newsletter: https://catholicheritagespirituality.com/podcastnewsletter/ iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review
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