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What is the worst sin?

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2009-01-31 22:32:26

Okay my pastor did a whole sermon on this one. In simplest

terms, the worst sin in God's eyes is pride. Why do you think the

devil is where he is today? Pride. Satan was so proud of himself

that he thought he was better than God. You know the devil was an

angel originally right? Lucifer. And the he and some other angels

told God they were better than him and he and the angels that

supported him were thrown into Hell and are now Satan and his

demons. so anyways Pride is the worst sin. This question

has a couple different answers from many different aspects of moral

theology.

It is commonly advanced that pride is the worst sin, for it is

the root of every sin. Even though pride is one of the seven

cardinal sins, it is present in the other six as a motive almost

every single time. Pride is also given as the first sin, committed

by Adam and Eve as well as being the sin of the angels, which

caused Lucifer to fall.

Some reference the worst sin as that which will never be

forgiven, as alluded to in Mark 3:28-29. In this passage it is

asserted that those that blaspheme against the Holy Ghost shall

never have forgiveness but be guilty of an everlasting sin. Church

Fathers and theologians and exegetes have understood this to mean

the unrepentant sinner, for God is able to forgive any sin, except

that for which a soul does not wish to be forgiven. This hardness

of heart against God is a blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, for the

Holy Ghost is sent to each man, giving him actual graces towards

repentance. A man who refuses actual graces, despises God, shows

himself ungrateful to the Divine economy and ultimately defies

God's plan for redemption. Thus he shall never be forgiven it, but

take it with him into hell, forever. Of course, such a defiance

also involves pride, which further supports that pride is the worst

of sins, and none worse than blasphemy.


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