Of the Debt of Punishment

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Of the Debt of Punishment

We must now consider the debt of punishment. We shall consider

  1. the debt itself;
  2. mortal and venial sin, which differ in respect of the punishment due to them.
Under the first head there are eight points of inquiry:
  1. Whether the debt of punishment is an effect of sin?
  2. Whether one sin can be the punishment of another?
  3. Whether any sin incurs a debt of eternal punishment?
  4. Whether sin incurs a debt of punishment that is infinite in quantity?
  5. Whether every sin incurs a debt of eternal and infinite punishment?
  6. Whether the debt of punishment can remain after sin?
  7. Whether every punishment is inflicted for a sin?
  8. Whether one person can incur punishment for another's sin?