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vengeance and sins against the Holy Spirit?

Full Question

What are sins that cry to heaven for vengeance and sins against the Holy Spirit?

Answer

Most Catholics are familiar with the term mortal sin. Mortal sins deprive the soul of grace. They are serious transgressions of God’s law, done freely and deliberately with a clear understanding of what they are. Their result is to deny a soul entrance to heaven.

There are particular mortal sins that are so evil that they are said to be sins that cry to heaven for vengeance: murder (Gn 4:10), sodomy (Gn 17:20-21), oppression of the poor (Ex 2:23), and defrauding workers of their just wages (Jas 5:4).

Sins against the Holy Spirit are mortal sins that harden a soul by its rejection of the Holy Spirit. Six sins are in this category. They are despair, presumption, envy, obstinacy in sin, final impenitence, and deliberate resistance to the known truth.










7 comments

  1. Marco Fuentes Reply

    I think there was typographical error on citing the source about sodomy being one of the sins that cry to heaven for vengeance. It should be Genesis 18: 20-21 because upon reading chapter 17 verses 20 to 21, I saw the story of blessing Ishmael and God’s covenant to Isaac.

  2. numan Reply

    I believe in the power of prayer

  3. Alan Fraize Reply

    I Belive in the FATHER an the SON an The HOLY SPIRIT AN THE GRACE OF THE LORD GOD.

  4. Charlie Borg Reply

    THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DOUBT IN MY MIND I THOUGHT THAT WHEN ONE BLASPHEM AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT.AND THAT THAT SIN WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN IN THIS WORLD NOR IN THE NEXT.

  5. rp Reply

    yeah its just plain hardheadedness and and stubbornness despite what you already know

  6. Ken Iledan Reply

    Cathecism of the Catholic Church 1864 teaches us: “Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” There are no limits to the mercy of God, but anyone who deliberately refuses to accept his mercy by repenting, rejects the forgiveness of his sins and the salvation offered by the Holy Spirit. Such hardness of heart can lead to final impenitence and eternal loss.

  7. Margaret Reply

    What about people who deliberately commit adultery with someone else’s spouse and go to church

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