DECREE ON ORIGINAL SIN
- The first man is named, and referred to as "Adam".
- The first man was constituted in a state of holiness and justice.
- The first man violated the commandment of God.
- By his offense, the first man incurred the wrath of God.
- By his offense, the first man became subject to death.
- By his offense, the first man became captive, under the power of the Devil.
- By his offense, the first man was changed for the worse in his whole being, both body and soul.
- The transgression of Adam injured his posterity, which is the whole human race (with exceptions noted in Canon VI).
- By his sin, the first man lost holiness and justice for us as well.
- By his sin, he has transfused death to the human race.
- By his sin, he has transfused the pains of the body to the human race.
- By his sin, he has transfused sin, the death of the soul, to the human race.
- The sin of Adam is transfused into all men (with exceptions noted in Canon VI).
- Original sin is transfused by propagation, not by imitation.
- Original sin is present in each person as his own sin.
- Original sin is not taken away by the powers of human nature.
- Original sin is not removed by any remedy other than the merit of Jesus Christ.
- Jesus Christ has reconciled us to God in his own blood.
- The merit of Jesus Christ is applied to adults and infants through the Sacrament of Baptism.
- Newborn infants, and especially those born to baptized parents, are to be baptized.
- Newborn infants have original sin from Adam.
- Newborn infants need the water of baptism to cleanse them of original sin, in order to obtain everlasting life.
- Newborn infants are truly baptized for the remission of sins.
- The guilt of original sin is remitted in Baptism.
- The remission of guilt in Baptism is by the grace of Jesus Christ.
- Everything which has the true and proper nature of sin is taken away in Baptism.
- Baptism effects a real removal of sin, not merely a removal of its imputation.
- At Baptism there is nothing in the baptized to impede their entrance into heaven.
- Concupiscence, the foment of sin, remains in the Baptized after Baptism.
- Concupiscence does not have the full nature of sin, but merely inclines the baptized to sin.
- Concupiscence cannot injure the baptized except by their consent.
- The Council does not include the Blessed Virgin Mary in the descriptions of original sin in the above.
- The Council renews the constitutions of Pope Sixtus IV on the topic.