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Ursinus on Mortal and Venial Sin

In his Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, following his commentary on Q&A #7, Zacharius Ursinus enters into an extended discussion of sin. He gives a basic definition and then makes several distinctions between varying kinds of sins. The first is the common distinction between “original sin” and “actual sin.” This is a distinction between that […]

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Sin and the Meritum Mortis

I wrote the following in response in a recent discussion elsewhere on this post from last October regarding mortal and venial sin in Niels Hemmingsen’s¬†Enchiridion Theologicum. It got a little long–long enough, I decided, for a blog post. I include it here in case it is of any use as a further exposition and/or clarification. […]