Odd question: is our mortality sin?
Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:55 PM
From what I have been told, the Glory of God is righteousness and eternal life.
So does this mean our mortality is sin, but not the final stage of or mortality which is death?
Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:17 AM
Mortality - or as it is more commonly referenced in Patristic writings, corruption - is not a sin, but is the consequence of the fall.
Fr David Moser
Thank you for the answer. I do have another question. In the NT there are three different Greek words translated into English as sin, hamartanō, hamartēma, hamartia. What are the differences and why three different words if they essentially all mean the same?
Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:30 AM
hamartano: I sin (verb, first person)
hamartēma: the act of sinning (noun)
hamartia: sin (noun)
Declensions such as these are common in most languages, ancient and modern. English is one of the few which has largely done away with them, hence your understandable confusion. :-)
Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:25 PM
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