A person is able to get used to and adapt to the circumstances surrounding him. Including, everyone is able to get used to his sins and passions, although he feels abnormal sensations from his uncomfortable position, while not having the strength of will and determination to deal with them.
Despite a very common opinion, the expression “seven deadly sins” implies combining into the list a large number of actions that can be classified into main semantic categories called seven deadly sins.
Such a classification was proposed in 590 by St. Gregory the Great in parallel with the existing one in the Church, which counted not seven, but eight basic passions in the list of sins.
Since passion is defined by the Church as the suffering resulting from this word “passion-bearer” means nothing more than to endure suffering and torment. And this is true, since nothing can expose a person to suffering in the way that his own passions and ingrained sins do.
As a rule, there is such a list of basic passions.
four . Fornication.
five . Anger.
6. Greed (covetousness).
7. Despondency (laziness).
Quite often, gloom and sadness unite, despite the fact that these are, in fact, different things. Often these passions are called "mortalsins», listwhich violates the spiritual bond, deprives of salvation and can lead to eternal death. So how to fight and conquer this list of sins?
In his writings, St. Theophan the Recluse writes: Having taken a firm decision to defeat sin, we must make repentance and confess it, because it is through this sacrament that we can be forgiven through confession.
It is not so important how many categories this list of sins can be divided into - 8 or 7. It should be a significant and important reminder of the dangers of any sin in these categories, and if possible they should be avoided, and not restraining and sinning, you should know that even for them there is still a chance of salvation.
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