Punishment as Regards the Necessity of Dying

A further consequence was that the defect which consists in corruption was experienced in the body, and so man incurred the necessity of dying; his soul was no longer able to sustain the body forever by conferring life on it. Thus man became subject to suffering and death, not only in the sense that he was capable of suffering and dying as before, but in the sense that he was now under the necessity of suffering and dying.

Reference

St. Thomas Aquinas. (1265-1274). Compendium Theologiae: Punishment as Regards the Necessity of Dying, trans. by Cyril Vollert. St. Louis & London: B. Herder Book Co., 1947

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