Of the Effects of Sin, And, First, of the Corruption of the Good of Nature
We must now consider the effects of sin; and
- the corruption of the good of nature;
- the stain on the soul;
- the debt of punishment.
Under the first head there are six points of inquiry:
- Whether the good of nature is diminished by sin?
- Whether it can be taken away altogether?
- Of the four wounds, mentioned by Bede, with which human nature is stricken in consequence of sin.
- Whether privation of mode, species and order is an effect of sin?
- Whether death and other bodily defects are the result of sin?
- Whether they are, in any way, natural to man?