Once get a sinner to confession, and the whole work was done.
When the sinner has expiated his crime they are ready to forgive.
She wept quietly, and felt that she was a sinner who loved her father and little nephew more than God.
Sinner and murderer from the beginning (I John iii.
At other moments, I am as distressed as the sinner that I am, being dragged to hell's fire beyond.
While God is the source of all good, man as a sinner is guilty and corrupt.
de Sinner (1839).
" Deadly " sins were those for which formal ecclesiastical penance was held to be necessary, in order to save the sinner from eternal damnation; for " venial " sins he might obtain forgiveness, through prayer, almsgiving, and the observance of the regular fasts.
While such a sun holds out to burn, the vilest sinner may return.
He can just change the title from Saint among the Sinners to Sinner among the Saints, The Life and Times of a Mine-Town Hooker.
"Well, you old sinner," she went on, turning to the count who was kissing her hand, "you're feeling dull in Moscow, I daresay?
3 Some passages refer exclusively to the endurance of punishment as a condition of pardon; 4 others to the penitence and amendment of the sinner.'
I care even less if your brother writes Saint Among the Sinners or Sinner Among the Saints.
It is possible for every sinner to turn to God and escape punishment, and conversely for a righteous man to backslide and fall.
It is his duty to warn every individual, for no sinner is to be punished without warning (Ezek.
In this process the conviction of the reconciliation of the sinner with God, of the salvation of the world and the individual through Christ, fell into the background before the vindication of supernatural truths intellectually conceived.
In the Greek synaxaria the same day is assigned to two other saints of the name of Pelagia - one, also of Antioch, and sometimes called Margarito and also "the sinner"; the other, known as Pelagia of Tarsus, in Cilicia.
The later Targums and the Talmuds represent him as a typical sinner; and there are the usual worthless Rabbinical fables, e.g.
It is a small octavo volume of 120 parchment leaves, written throughout by Leo," notary and sinner,"who finished his task on the 11th of June 1156.
It refers not to an accusation, but to sin actually committed (after baptism); and it denotes the setting of the sinner free from the guilt of the sin, or from its ecclesiastical penalty (excommunication), or from both.
Christ suffering on behalf of sinners satisfies the divine righteousness, which was outraged by their sin.'3 His work is an expression of God's love to man; 14 the redeeming power of Christ's death is also explained by his solidarity with humanity as the second Adam," - the redeemed sinner has " died with Christ."
Y Y ing Himself with the sinner in perfect sympathy, and feeling for him an " equivalent repentance " for his sin.
It was answered that the sinner was really dead, and that the work of the Spirit was to give an actually new life.
His writings include: The Plain Doctrine of the Justification of a Sinner in the Sight of God (1659) and Antisynodalia Scripta Americana (1662).
As compared with Zinzendorf's own writings, this book exhibits the finer balance and greater moderation of Spangenberg's nature, while those offensive descriptions of the relation of the sinner to Christ in which the Moravians at first indulged are almost absent from it.
In a later and less rigorous age this rite was abridged and adjusted to constant repetition, in such wise that a sinner could be restored to grace not once only, but as often as the clergy chose to accept his repentance and confession.
9 --ii), or death was conceived as something different for the saint and for the sinner; fellowship with God would not and could not be interrupted (Ps.
On occasion, a chain or ring was fastened about his body, that his condition might be obvious to all; and soon all manner of fables gained currency: how, here or there, the iron had sprung apart by a miracle, in token that the sinner was thereby absolved by God.
Baptism must be repeated as a means of purification from sin, and proof against disease; the sinner immerses himself "in the name of the mighty 1 So A.
In this natural state man, who even before he actually sins is a sinner before God by original or inherited sin, commits manifold actual transgressions; but he is not absolutely without power of will towards good, and is not always doing evil.
The Greek consciousness of the sin of murder, only dimly awakened in the Homeric period, and only sensitive at first when a kinsman or a suppliant was slain, gradually expands till the sanctity of all human life becomes recognized by the higher morality of the people: and the names of ZEUs M€tXL tos, the dread deity of the ghost-world whom the sinner must make " placable," of ZEUs `I ho-tos and IIpoorpora70s, to whom the conscience-striken outcast may turn for mercy and pardon, play a guiding-part in this momentous evolution.9 Even this summary reveals the deep indebtedness of early Greek civilization to this cult, which engendered ideas of importance for the higher religious thought of the race, and which might have developed into a monotheistic religion, had a prophet-philosopher arisen powerful enough to combat the polytheistic proclivities of Hellas.
Sin after baptism excluded the sinner afresh from the divine grace and from the sacraments.
dead self, that the sinner is baptized and receives eternal' life.
Though nothing was as yet systematized, the governing principle is laid down that the sin of the member affects the whole body, and therefore the society is bound to deal with it both from pity for the sinner, and for the sake of its own purity.
Secondly, where the nature of the offence admits of it, the sinner is to acknowledge his wrongdoing to the neighbour he has aggrieved.
And, thirdly, the sinner who cannot satisfy his conscience by these other methods is invited to open his grief to a minister of God's word.
To me an ethnologist who speaks of Aryan race, Aryan blood, Aryan eyes and hair, is as great a sinner as a linguist who speaks of a dolichocephalic dictionary or a brachycephalic grammar."
Anselm holds that it was best for the injured honour of God to receive from a substitute what the sinner was personally in no condition to offer.
As they deny the natural religion of the 18th century - the religion which works its way into harmony with God by virtue - so, still more emphatically, they refuse to bid the sinner merit forgiveness.
Justification by faith is a " synthetic " judgment - the sinner is righteous; it is not an " analytic " judgment - the believer is righteous.
In one view it gives the believer strength to attain, by God's supernatural aid or " grace," a goodness of which he is naturally incapable; in the other view it gives him an assurance that, though he knows himself a sinner deserving of utter condemnation, a perfectly just God still regards him with favour on account of the perfect services and suffering of Christ.
Moreover, the mightiest secular ruler was but a poor sinner dependent for his eternal welfare on the Church and its head, the pope, who in this way necessarily exercised an indirect control over the civil government, which even the emperor Henry IV.
Are you a sinner?
26 (God gives joy to him who pleases him, amd makes the sinner toil to lay up for the latter), viii.
In his will he desired to be buried without any state and without a monument, "but at the utmost a plain stone with this superscription only, Vermis sum, acknowledging myself to be unworthy of the least outward regard in this world and unworthy of any remembrance that hath been so great a sinner."
Its object is rather the protection of the church than the punishment of the sinner.
The New Testament, however, does not indicate that its writers were agreed as to any formal dogma of the atonement, as regards the relation of the death of Christ to the sinner's restoration to God's favour; but various suggestions are made as to the solution of the problem.
The authority to grant such discharge was conceived to be included in the power of binding and loosing committed by Christ to His Church; and when in the course of time the vaguer theological conceptions of the first ages of Christianity assumed scientific form and shape at the hands of the Schoolmen, the doctrine came to prevail that this discharge of the sinner's debt was made through an application to the offender of what was called the " Treasure of the Church " (Thurston, p. 315).
The prima-facie meaning of the phrase is that the Indulgence itself frees the sinner not only from the temporal penalty (poena) but also from the guilt (culpa) of all his sins: and the fact that a phrase so misleading remained so long current shows the truth of Father Thurston's remark: " The laity cared little about the analysis of it, but they knew that the a culpa et poena was the name for the biggest thing in the nature of an Indulgence which it was possible to get " (Dublin Review, Jan.
From a remission of penance it was extended, in the 13th century, to a release from the temporal punishment exacted by God, whether in this life or in purgatory, from the repentant sinner.
Another group of theories deals with the effect of the death of Christ upon the sinner.
in the Persian tradition he is consequently known as the sinner.
awakened sinner always has a question, the marrow of which is, " What must I do to be saved?
The sinner senses darkness in his soul similar to that of a dark and dank cellar.
Love the sinner with all your heart, but do n't cheapen the gospel for anyone!
Remember the tax collector in the parable - " God, have mercy on me a sinner.
But can the law, which utterly condemns the sinner, can it redeem the sinner?
THE HOLY SPIRIT is thereby conferred by Jesus on the repentant sinner who has changed his attitude to the Lord.
covetous, old sinner!
The modern notion that the sinner can reject Christ as Lord but receive Him as Savior is foreign to all the historic creeds.
According to the bible, the original sinner, who tempted man into everlasting damnation, was a woman.
Just as Christ does not disassociate Himself from a sinner like me, so we ought not to disassociate ourselves from our fellow sinners.
You can do all things, You give all things, You fill all things: only the sinner do You leave empty-handed.
And let us not fritter away the truth by supposing this reconciliation to mean a change in the sinner's heart to God.
It is the glory of God to bestow free grace upon a sinner and elicit new life and genuine evangelical obedience.
hatred of sin and God's love for the sinner.
heaven over one sinner that repents.
helpless sinner to a mighty Savior.
incorruptible life of the Son is transmitted by Divine means to the sinner whose heart is capable of faith in God.
joy in heaven over one sinner that repents.
justification of the sinner entirely by the grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus, our Mediator.
justifyGod justifies the sinner, He does not make him upright, He simple declares him to be righteous when he is not.
Do not kindle the coals of a sinner, lest you be burned in his flaming fire.
A toad, a stinking carcass, cannot be so loathsome to us as a sinner is to God.
Christ, as the sinner's Surety, has rendered perfect obedience, and blood.
outcast sinner can have high or worthy thoughts of Christ, nor does God expect it from him.
presumptuous sinner cares nothing that he no longer desires to pray.
punish either individual sinners or members of a sinner's family.
redeem the guilty sinner?
The truly repentant sinner is devastated by the way he has offended God with his sin.
reprove a sin, cease not till the sinner promises you to leave it, and avoid the occasions of it.
salvation for the sinner, and then a display of the character of God.
God loves the sinner, but hates the sin.
Clearly, John did not believe that Jesus was a sinner or that believers were also sinless like him.
sinner that repenteth, you might reasonably think, for this was always a wholly misconceived policy initiative.
Why go back to the law, which can never redeem the guilty sinner?
The awakened sinner always has a question, the marrow of which is, " What must I do to be saved?
In the past leprosy was said to be sent by the ancestors to punish either individual sinners or members of a sinner's family.
In verse 20 then you see God's love demonstrated toward a penitent sinner.
Oh, how it came into my soul that Christ had died for an ungodly sinner just like me!
No other place, O sinner, in the wide world for you!
sinner's prayer ' without meaning them is worse than useless.
sinner's heart to God.
sinner in need of forgiveness.
Breathe not the sins of others so long as thou art thyself a sinner.
unbinding a sinner, on the right returning to the Lord with nothing of his own, simply faith.
ungodly sinner just like me!
One of the most obvious defects of this school is excessive attachment to polysyllabic terms. Lydgate is not quite so great a sinner in this respect as are some of his successors, but his tendency cannot be mistaken, and John Metham is amply justified in his censure Eke John Lydgate, sometime monk of Bury, His books indited with terms of rhetoric And half-changed Latin, with conceits of poetry.
Some or all of the conditions of atonement may be fulfilled, according to various views, either by the sinner or vicariously on his behalf by some kinsman; or by his family, clan or nation; or by some one else.
5 Others hold that the effect of the atoning death of Christ is not to propitiate God, but to reconcile man to God; it manifests righteousness, and thus reveals the heinousness of sin; it also reveals the love of God, and conveys the assurance of His willingness to forgive or receive the sinner; thus it moves men to repentance and faith, and effects their salvation; so substantially Ritschl.
At the same time, according to Catholic teaching, such Indulgence was not a mere permission to omit or postpone payment, but was in fact a discharge from the debt of temporal punishment which the sinner owed.
This ceremony is derived from the custom of public penance in the early Church, when the sinner to be reconciled had to appear in the congregation clad in sackcloth and covered with ashes (cf.
To appreciate it, we must distinguish the lower mythologic aspect of him, in which he appears as an amorous and capricious deity lacking often in dignity and real power, and the higher religious aspect, in which he is conceived as the All-Father, the Father of Gods and men in a spiritual or moral sense, as a God omnipotent in heaven and earth, the sea and the realms below, as a God of righteousness and justice and mercy, who regards the sanctity of the oath and hears the voice of the suppliant and sinner, and in whom the pious and the lowly trust.
the inadequacy of the sinner's own repentance (see Indulgence).
In the past leprosy was said to be sent by the ancestors to punish either individual sinners or members of a sinner 's family.
What is the definition, then, that the Lord gives of a repenting sinner?
He could lay no claim to virtue; he was just a repentant sinner.
If you reprove a sin, cease not till the sinner promises you to leave it, and avoid the occasions of it.
Redemption is not, first, an easy way of salvation for the sinner, and then a display of the character of God.
Better the sinner that repenteth, you might reasonably think, for this was always a wholly misconceived policy initiative.
Oh, how it came into my soul that Christ had died for an ungodly sinner just like me !
No other place, O sinner, in the wide world for you !
Just saying the words of the ' sinner 's prayer ' without meaning them is worse than useless.
He 's not denying that he 's a sinner in need of forgiveness.
On the left he is unbinding a sinner, on the right returning to the Lord with nothing of his own, simply faith.
God is the father and the son is the unworthy sinner.
For whatever reason, the psalmist has been made deeply aware that he is a wretched sinner.
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