, original sin and all personal
sins, as well as all punishment for sin. In those who have been
reborn nothing remains that would impede their entry into the
Kingdom of God, neither Adam's sin, nor personal sin, nor the
consequences of sin, the gravest of which is separation from God.
As a result of original sin,
human nature is weakened
powers, subject to ignorance, suffering and the domination of death,
and inclined to sin (this inclination is called "concupiscence").
Man, having been
wounded in his nature
by original sin, is
subject to error and inclined to evil in exercising his freedom.
"When we made our first profession of faith while receiving the
holy Baptism that cleansed us,
the forgiveness we received then
was so full and complete that there remained in us absolutely
nothing left to efface, neither original sin nor offenses
committed by our own will, nor was there left any penalty to
suffer in order to expiate them
. . . . Yet the grace of Baptism
delivers no one from all the weakness of nature. On the contrary,
we must still combat the movements of concupiscence that never
cease leading us into evil "