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Dec 6th 2013 new
(quote) Patrick-720860 said: Jesus' teaching about committing it in your heart is the equivalent to imagining/fantasizing about an immoral act. We cannot control all the thoughts that "pop" into our minds, but we can choose to continue the thought and actively imagine/fantasize which although not a physical action IS an act of will. An act of will is required for a sin to be committed.

As for homosexual acts being worse than pre/extra marital sex is kind of splitting hairs as ALL are mortal sins.
I agree....yes, we must make an act of the will to indulge , dwell on such thoughts I agree...and thus that would be sinful...don't deny that, or the fact we can't control what pops up in our minds.

i know both adultery and homosexuality are mortal sins but I do not believe all mortal sins are the same.......

perhaps adultery is worse due to cevenant of marriage....
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