Concupiscence: Wednesday's Word Of The Week

The Lutheran Lexicon

Concupiscence is man's inclination to sin, which is brought about by the original sin that has been passed on from our first parents, Adam and Eve. 

The Augsburg Confession defines concupiscence in its second article on Original Sin:
"Our churches teach that since the fall of Adam, all who are naturally born are born with sin, that is, without the fear of God, without trust in God, and with the inclination to sin, called concupiscence.  Concupiscence is a disease and original vice that is truly sin.  It damns and brings eternal death on those who are not born anew through Baptism and the Holy Spirit."
Jesus teaches of concupiscence in Matthew 5:21-30.

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