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THE APOSTLES' CREED. Art. 2: And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord. The Promise of a Redeemer. 1. God created Adam and Eve, like the angels, in a state of innocence and righteousness, in …More
THE APOSTLES' CREED.
Art. 2: And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord.
The Promise of a Redeemer.
1.
God created Adam and Eve, like the angels, in a state of innocence and righteousness, in which they were subject neither to suffer nor die.
2. The devil, in the guise of a serpent, lured them into disobeying God by eating of the forbidden fruit.
3. As a punishment for their disobedience they were driven out of the earthly paradise and condemned to eat their bread « in the sweat of their face » (Gen. III, 19). Henceforth they were to be subject to ignorance, concupiscence, pain and death and to be excluded from the joys of heaven.
4. The guilt of Adam's sin has passed on to all his descendants, so that they are born into the world with it and are subject to the same miseries as he was.
5. This sin, of which all men bear the guilt, is called original sin, that is to say, the sin they derive from their origin. See also p. 58. 6. The Most Blessed Virgin, as a special privilege, becau…More
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