The Seven deadly sins !! (the principle)

The early church classified the seven deadly sins as cardinal sins or capital vices and taught that they could not be forgiven. 

These 7 sins are written as follows-:  

 

  1. Envy = the desire to have an item or experience that someone else possesses
  2. Gluttony = excessive ongoing consumption of food or drink
  3. Lust = an uncontrollable passion or longing, especially for sexual desires
  4. Wrath = uncontrollable feelings of anger and hate towards someone
  5. Pride = excessive view of oneself without the regards of others
  6. Sloth = excessive laziness or failure to act upon any possessed talent by anyone
  7. Greed/avarice = an excessive pursuit of material possessions

Each one of these deadly sins listed above has its root in the desire for more and the human need for excess. Each sin goes against the root of Christianity which is: love for God, love for our fellow man, and love for our bodies 

However, according to the Bible these 7 deadly sins are completely and totally forgivable by God (read in my next blog “the 7 deadly sins {the cure}), but this doesn’t give free license to commit these sins. Biblically, the only sin that cannot be forgiven is complete rejection of God’s grace which is outright rebellion against God, also known as blasphemy against the holy spirit


The list of seven deadly sins in question does not appear in any Bible verse. However, a slightly different set of sins can be found in Proverbs 6:16-19, “These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him:

  1. A proud look,
  2. a lying tongue,
  3. hands that shed innocent blood,
  4. A heart that devises wicked plans,
  5. feet that are swift in running to evil,
  6. A false witness who speaks lies,
  7. and one who sows discord among brethren.”
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