Hi all, What do you guys think about mortal vs. Venial sins? I guess I never gave it much credence. I thought sin was sin and that prior to baptism and lively faith, all sin was mortal, but afterward sin could not remove salvation unless it destroyed one's faith. But I must confess, when I read scripture, I'm not sure I was on the right track. Our Lord talked about the "weightier matters of the law", implying a hierarchy. We are told also that not every sin after baptism leads to death...but the passage does not elaborate which sins are which. St. Paul provides lists in a couple of his letters of sins that destroy one's grace: "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (Galatians 5:19-21). "Know you not that the unrighteous shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards nor railers, nor extortioners shall possess the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) How do you feel about mortal sins vs. venial sins. Any input would be helpful.