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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Thomas Aquinas On Original Sin, Part 5.

From Summa Theologica:

Treatise on Habits in Particular, Question 82, Article 1: Whether original sin is a habit?
Aquinas answers that original sin is a habit, with "habit" indicating a disposition toward something. Aquinas argues that due to Adam's sin, mankind suffers a lack of original justice ["justice" being defined in terms of right standing: particularly, in this case, right standing before God] and that from Adam mankind inherits an inclination toward sin. Although Aquinas' theological reasoning in this article seems sound, and I could find some passages- such as Ephesians 2:3- that relate to his assertions, he sadly offers no biblical proof texts in this section.



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