Sins sentence example

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  • Take off the rose colored glasses—'my sins will continue'—or better yet, wait until you decipher a few more pages and she gives it to you in black and white, chapter and verse and supplies the sinful details.

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  • It plagues my mind that my sins will continue but so in love am I that aught else matters.

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  • The sins of Tantalus were visited upon his descendants, the Pelopidae.

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  • In a pleasant spring morning all men's sins are forgiven.

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  • More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.

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  • While they didn't detail their crimes, both spoke of ruining their lives because of sins of the flesh.

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  • The aim of the work is to show, on Scriptural grounds, that sins of professing Christians are to be punished by civil authority, and not by withholding of sacraments on the part of the clergy.

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  • I'm not sure which of my sins she considers worst - being a Medena offspring or refusing my heritage.

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  • These include the prohibition of alcoholic drink, of fleshly sins and of marriage, and the inculcation of faith in the Holy Ghost and complete surrender to his influence.

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  • Two goats were provided by the ancient Hebrews on the Day of Atonement; the high priest sent one into the desert, after confessing on it the sins of Israel; it was not permitted to run free but was probably cast over a precipice; the other was sacrificed as a sin-offering.

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  • The victim was often kept in captivity and well fed; to transfer their sins people laid their hands upon him as he was led in procession, his head covered with ashes; on the way to the place of sacrifice were three enclosures, the second open to chiefs and priest only, the third to the officiant and his helper alone; the blood of the victim was offered to the gods.

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  • The animals were decorated with wampum and strangled, and then the sins of the people were transferred to them; then the remains were burned and the ashes gathered up, taken through the village and sprinkled before every house.

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  • Valdemar cheerfully undertook a new crusade "for the honour of the Blessed Virgin and the remission of my own sins."

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  • But Ezekiel expressed the strong reaction which had set in against this belief in its older forms. He denies that the individual ever dies for the sins of the father.

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  • The goat set apart for Azazel was in the concluding part of the ceremonial brought before the high priest, who laid both his hands upon it and confessed over it the sins of the people.

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  • These were usually regarded as visitations of chastisement for national sins and vindications of divine righteousness or judgments, i.e.

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  • For the sins of the rulers God had rejected his people; but the remnant could not but inherit the promises, which belong to the chosen people.

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  • The Pharisees, who regarded his rule as an inevitable penalty for the sins of the people, he encouraged.

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  • In other cases it is believed that evil spirits generally or even non-personal evils such as sins are believed to be expelled.

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  • The knight who joined the Crusades might thus still indulge the bellicose side of his genius - under the aegis and at the bidding of the Church; and in so doing he would also attain what the spiritual side of his nature ardently sought - a perfect salvation and remission of sins.

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  • On the one hand he repeated the provisions of the Fourth Lateran council on behalf of the Crusade to the Holy Land; on the other hand he preached a Crusade against Frederick II., and promised to all who would join the full benefits of absolution and remission of sins.

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  • Expiating his sins was not so much his aim as to accomplish great deeds for God.

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  • No fault was found in their life and teaching; but they were forbidden to define any sins as being mortal or venial until they had studied for four years.

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  • These are generally crowded with bathers and worshippers, who come to wash away their sins in the sacred river Ganges.

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  • Even if he be an inhabitant of the sacred city he must traverse it once in the year to free himself from the impurities and sins contracted within the holy precincts.

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  • The emperor was forced to confess his sins, and declare himself unworthy of the throne, but Lothair did not succeed in his efforts to make his father a monk.

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  • Those who wished to enter the society must have "a desire to flee from the wrath to come, to be saved from their sins."

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  • Of a real remission of sins the old doctrine of Zoroaster knows nothing, whilst the later Zoroastrian Church admits repentance, expiation and remission.

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  • The Budget is now published in full detail and that for the year 1326 (1910-1911), with the explanatory memorandum which prefaces it, is an admirable work, mercilessly exposing the financial shortcomings and sins of the previous system, or rather want of system, while unshrinkingly facing the difficulties which the present government has inherited.

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  • The object of his incarnation and death was to free man from his sins, to lead him into the path of wisdom, and thus in the end elevate him to the position of a god.

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  • Later the secret was betrayed and came to the ears of persons who, as he says, "urged my sins against my laborious episcopate."

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  • All mortal sins shall be punished and extirpated by those whose office it is so to do.

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  • Libri Poenitentiales began to appear - detailed lists of all possible sins, with the forfeit to be exacted from each.

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  • The final imposition of hands and the bestowal of power to forgive sins at the end of the ordination rite for priests in the Roman Pontifical is later even than the tradition of instruments.

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  • Herein also lay, probably, the true import of the baptism which he administered to those who accepted his message and confessed their sins.

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  • The relation here indicated between the Shepherd's instruction and the initial message of one definitive repentance, open to those believers who have already "broken" their "seal" of baptism by deadly sins, as announced in Visions i.-iv.

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  • He sought the most menial offices, and did penance for his sins by the severest austerities.

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  • Yahweh appears to plead with His people for their sins, but the sinners are no longer a careless and oppressive aristocracy buoyed up by deceptive assurances of Yahweh's help, by prophecies of wine and strong drink; they are bowed down by a religion of terror, wearied with attempts to propitiate an angry God by countless offerings, and even by the sacrifice of the first-born.

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  • The hope of Zion is in future restoration after she has patiently borne the chastisement of her sins.

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  • But the tongue of land at Allahabad, where the Jumna and the Ganges join, is the true Prayag, the place of pilgrimage, to which hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus repair to wash away their sins in the sacred river.

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  • I believe (that there is) remission of sins in the holy catholic church, communion of saints, resurrection of the flesh unto eternal life.

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  • We acknowledge one baptism for remission of sins.

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  • Medieval ceremonies are described as useful but without power to remit sins.

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  • Few sins of omission can be charged against Garrick as a manager, but he refused Home's Douglas, and made the wrong choice between False Delicacy and The Good Natur'd Man.

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  • Difference of opinion as to the absolutely "irremissible" character of mortal sins led to the important controversy associated with the names of Zephyrinus, Tertullian, Calistus, Hippolytus, Cyprian and Novatian, in which the stricter and more montanistic party held that for those who had been guilty of such sins as theft, fraud, denial of the faith, there should be no restoration to church fellowship even in the hour of death.

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  • Of in Jesus Christ the Saviour, who delivers from the bondage of sin by his life, doctrine and death; in the operation of the Holy Ghost; in a holy, universal, Christian church; in forgiveness of sins and the life everlasting.

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  • In his Summa he declares that as there are seven chief sins, either original or of act, so there must be seven sacraments to remedy them; but he only enumerates six, namely baptism and the sacraments of confirmation, of the altar, of penance, last unction and matrimony.

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  • The Cathars even held it necessary, in case a bishop fell into mortal sin, to repeat his ba p tisms and ordinations, for they had been vitiated by his sins.

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  • The Lutheran heresy he held to be God's terrible judgment on the sins of the clergy.

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  • Luther, who believed that the peasants were trying to cloak their dreadful sins with excuses from the gospel, exhorted the government to put down the insurrection.

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  • The eucharist is to be celebrated every Lord's Day, and preceded by confession of sins, "that your sacrifice may be pure.

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  • In the first, John describes how the Baptist, on Jesus' approach, cries " Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of, the world "; and how he says " I saw the spirit descending upon Him, and I bore witness that this is the Son of God."

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  • In both the primary theme is repentance, as called for by serious sins, after baptism has placed the Christian on his new and higher level of responsibility.

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  • Thus the latter seemed to them simply to bring forgiveness of past sins for Christ's sake, and then an enhanced moral responsibility to the New Law revealed in Him.

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  • It conceives salvation as a "wages" (µtc 063) to be earned or forfeited; and regards certain good works, such as prayer, fasting, alms - especially the last - as efficacious to cancel sins.

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  • The object of the observances was to cleanse the sanctuary, the priesthood and the people from all their sins, and to renew and maintain favourable relations between Yahweh and Israel.

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  • Thus the Apostles' Creed, " I believe in the forgiveness of sins "; the Nicene Creed, " I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins "; the Athanasian Creed, " Who (Christ) suffered for our salvation."

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  • The offering of Christ once made is that perfect redemption, propitiation, and satisfaction, for all the sins of the whole world."

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  • Anselm and the scholastics regarded the atonement as an offering to God of such infinite value as to outweigh men's sins, a view sometimes styled the " Commerical Theory."

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  • Thus McLeod Campbell (q.v.) held that Christ atoned by offering up to God a perfect confession of the sins of mankind and an adequate repentance for them, with which divine justice is satisfied, and a full expiation is made for human guilt.

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  • Dale's Atonement (1875), the special point of which is that the death of Christ is not required by the personal demand of God to be propitiated, but by the necessity of honouring an ideal law of righteousness; thus, " the death of Christ is the objective ground on which the sins of men are remitted, because it was an act of submission to the righteous authority of the law by which the human race was condemned.

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  • It is a series of metrical homilies on the Ten Commandments, the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Sacraments, illustrated by a number of amusing stories from various sources.

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  • He tells of the English observance of Saturday afternoon as holy to the Virgin, and has much to say of popular amusements, which become sins when they keep people away from church.

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  • Tournaments in particular are fertile occasions of all the deadly sins; and mystery plays, except those of the birth and resurrection of Christ performed in the churches, also lead men into transgression.

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  • There are some resemblances to the Valentinian system, but whereas the great Archon sins in ignorance, Ialdabaoth sins against knowledge; there is also less of Greek philosophy in the Ophite system.

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  • The idea thus became general that baptism, which had been almost from the beginning the rite of entrance into the Church, and which was regarded as securing the forgiveness of all pre-baptismal sins, should be given but once to any individual.

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  • Thus there grew up the sacrament of penance, which secured for those already baptized the forgiveness of post-baptismal sins.

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  • As contrasted with the baru or soothsaying priest, as he is called by Zimmern, we have the asipu, who was the priestmagician who dealt in conjurations (siptu), whereby diseases were removed, spells broken, or in expiations whereby sins were expiated.

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  • However, as the primitive practice of public penance for sins died out in the Church, there grew up a system of equivalent, or nominally equivalent, private penances.

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  • But, speaking of mere satisfaction for punishment due, there cannot be a doubt that some of the Saints have done more than was needed in justice to expiate the punishment due to their own sins.

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  • The most accepted modern theory is that it is merely a catchword surviving from a longer phrase which proclaimed how, during such Indulgences, ordinary confessors might absolve from sins usually " reserved " to the Bishop or the Pope.

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  • Pilgrimage to Jerusalem is a religious duty and covers many sins.

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  • Jeremiah's was a sensitive, tender nature; and he laments, with great pathos and emotion, his people's sins, the ruin to which he saw his country hastening, and the trials and persecutions which his predictions of disaster frequently brought upon him.

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  • But on the whole the false prophets deserve that name, not for their conscious impostures, but because they were content to handle religious formulas, which they had learned by rote, as if they were intuitive principles, the fruit of direct spiritual experience, to enforce a conventional morality, shutting their eyes to glaring national sins, after the manner of professional orthodoxy, and, in brief, to treat the religious status quo as if it could be accepted without question as fully embodying the unchanging principles of all religion.

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  • Learning the secret of his birth, he, full of remorse, sought the prophet who, he had heard, had power on earth to forgive sins.

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  • The Baptized alone are admitted to this Supper, and they only after confession of their sins.

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  • Before the 3rd century we cannot trace the view that in the Eucharistic rite the death of Christ, regarded from the Pauline standpoint as an atoning or redemptive sacrifice for the sins of mankind, is renewed and repeated, though the germ out of which it would surely grow is already present in the words " My blood.

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  • In Cyprian of Carthage (c. 250) we first find the Eucharist regarded as a sacrifice of Christ's body and blood offered by the priest for the sins of the living and dead.

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  • There is also a spiritual chewing of the body of Christ, not such that by it we understand the very food to be changed into spirit, but such that, the body and blood of the Lord abiding in their essence and peculiarity, they are spiritually communicated to us, not in any corporeal way, but in a spiritual, through the Holy Spirit which applies and bestows on us those things which were prepared through the flesh and blood of the Lord betrayed for our sake to death, to wit, remission of sins, liberation and life eternal, so that Christ lives in us and we in him...

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  • It was an austere religion, inculcating self-restraint, courage and honesty; it secured peace of conscience through forgiveness of sins, and abated for those who were initiated in its mysteries the superstitious terrors of death and the world to come.

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  • As a rule the prophets directly connect the final restoration with the removal of the sins of their own age; to Isaiah the last troubles are those of Assyrian invasion, to Jeremiah the restoration follows on the exile to Babylon, to Daniel on the overthrow of the Greek monarchy.

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  • And for our sins sinners (the Hasmonaeans) have risen up over us, taking with force the kingdom which Thou didst not promise to them, profaning the throne of David in their pride.

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  • The impartiality of his censures, which he directed not only against the prevailing sins of the laity, but also against heresy, simony, avarice, and impurity among the secular and regular clergy, provoked the hostility of the clergy, and accusations of heterodoxy were brought against him.

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  • As the saint purified in heaven is he who struggled with his sins on earth, so is the church triumphant one with the church militant.

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  • This bond was doubtless preserved by Christian Hellenists, and must have tended to continue their reliance on the Temple services for the forgiveness of their recurring "sins of ignorance" - subsequent to the great initial Messianic forgiveness coming with faith in Jesus.

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  • The celebration is based on the doctrine that the souls of the faithful which at death have not been cleansed from venial sins, or have not atoned for past transgressions, cannot attain the Beatific Vision, and that they may be helped to do so by prayer and by the sacrifice of the mass.

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  • How far the older sacrificial rules resembled the levitical law we do not know, but in the canons of Sahak, C. 43 0, the priests already receive the levitical portions of the victims; and we find that animals are being sacrificed every Sunday, on the feast days which at first were few, in fulfilment of private vows, in expiation of the sins of the living, and still more of those of the dead.

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  • In the canons of Sahak the priest is represented as eating the sins of the people in these repasts.

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  • The Eucharist was no doubt the one important sacrifice in the minds of the clergy who had attended the schools of Constantinople and Alexandria; yet the heart of the people remained in their ancient blood-offerings, and as late as the r2th century they were prone to deny that the mass could expiate the sins of the dead unless accompanied by the sacrifice of an animal.

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  • Perhaps even to-day the worst fate that can befall a villager after death is to be deprived, not of commemoration in the mass, but of the victim slain for his sins.

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  • For all the sins I have committed, in word or thought or deed, I come for pardon to God and to the church and to you all.'

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  • She visits his sins upon the children born of his intrigues, and is thus the constant enemy of Heracles and Dionysus.

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  • Not all the sins named are equally heinous according to modern conceptions; many of them deal with petty offences against religious usages that seem to us but trifling.

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  • During its continuance plenary indulgence is obtainable by all the faithful, on condition of their penitently confessing their sins and visiting certain churches a stated number of times, or doing an equivalent amount of meritorious work.

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  • Far more important consequences, however, resulted from the fact that the medieval mind associated the pilgrimage with the forgiveness of sins.

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  • This is not only insisted upon elsewhere in countless passages, but of the three cardinal sins in Buddhism (raga, dosa, moha) the last and worst is stupidity or dullness, the others being sensuality and ill-will.

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  • We are familiar enough in the West with similar classifications, summed up in such expressions as the Seven Deadly Sins, the Ten Commandments, the Thirty-nine Articles, the Four Cardinal Virtues, the Seven Sacraments and a host of others.

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  • His first words are words of strength; " the time is fulfilled " - that is to say, all the past has been leading up to this great moment; " the kingdom of God is at hand " - that is to say, all your best hopes are on the point of being fulfilled; " repent, and believe the Gospel " - that is to say, turn from your sins and accept the tidings which I bring you.

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  • He heals a paralysed man, but not until He has come into touch, as we say, with him also, by reaching his deepest need and declaring the forgiveness of his sins.

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  • But He claims that " the Son of Man bath authority on earth to forgive sins."

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  • When His disciples, having watched Him at prayer, desired to be taught how to pray, they were bidden to address God as " Father "; to ask first for the hallowing of the Father's name, and the coming of His kingdom; then for their daily food, for the pardon of their sins and for freedom from temptation.

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  • It was thought only right that there should be some uniformity in dealing with repentant sinners, and books appeared giving lists of sins and what were supposed to be suitable satisfactions.

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  • When the sins confessed were very heinous the satisfactions were correspondingly severe and sometimes lasted over many years.

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  • Thus Satisfactions became not merely signs of sorrow but actual merits, which freed men from the need to undergo the temporal pains here and in purgatory which their sins had rendered them liable to.

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  • The pilgrimage to Gangotri is considered efficacious in washing away the sins of the devotee, and ensuring him eternal happiness in the world to come.

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  • Though, in accounting for the anger of the gods, no sharp distinction is made between moral offences and a ritualistic oversight or neglect, yet the stress laid in the hymns and prayers, as well as in the elaborate atonement ritual prescribed in order to appease the anger of the gods, on the need of being clean and pure in the sight of the higher powers, the inculcation of a proper aspect of humility, and above all the need of confessing one's guilt and sins without any reserve - all this bears testimony to the strength which the ethical factor acquired in the domain of the religion.

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  • When the medical attendant declares the case hopeless a priest advances to the bed of the dying man, repeats sundry texts of the Zend-Avesta, the substance of which tends to afford him consolation, and breathes a prayer for the forgiveness of his sins.

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  • There was talk in California of the rights of man and neophytes, and of the sins of friars.

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  • To them, therefore, Christianity presented itself not primarily as the religion of a redemption through the indwelling power of a risen saviour, as with Paul, nor even as the solution of the problem how the sins of men could be forgiven, but as the reconciliation of the antinomy of the intellect, indicated above.

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  • He died the death of a criminal, not for his sins, but for ours.

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  • One of these is the so-called governmental theory, wherein the death of Christ is set forth as for the sake of good government, so that the forgiveness of sins shall not be thought a sign of laxity.

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  • They were penitents, and no doubt imbued with the ancient belief that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.

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  • Renunciation of the state of wedlock was anyhow imposed on the faithful during the lengthy, often lifelong, terms of penance imposed upon them for sins committed; and later, when monkery took the place, in a church become worldly, partly of the primitive baptism and partly of that rigorous penance which was the rebaptism and medicine of the lapsed, celibacy and virginity were held essential thereto, no less than renunciation of property and money-making.

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  • They are still suffering for the sins of their fathers, who perished in the catastrophe (verse 7).

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  • They insisted on the restoration of the ancient Catholic customs, and would have made neglect of fasting and other sins of omission penal offences.

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  • According to Evelyn he was " debonnaire and easy of access, naturally kind-hearted and possessed an excellent temper," virtues which covered a multitude of sins.

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  • 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.

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  • Christ, the Son of God, became man in two natures, which internally and inseparably united make One Person, and, according to the eternal purpose of God, has obtained for man reconciliation with God, and eternal life, inasmuch as He by His vicarious death has made satisfaction to God for the world's sins, and this satisfac tion was Perfectly Commensurate With The Sins Of The World.

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  • The latter offers a cannibal-meal to the disguised God, who turns him into a wolf for his sins; and the later Arcadian ritual in honour of this God betrays a hint of lycanthropy; some one who partook of the sacrifice or who swam across a certain lake was supposed to be transformed into a wolf for a certain time.4 Robertson Smith 5 was the first to propose that we have here the traces of an ancient totemistic sacrifice of a wolf-clan, who offered the " theanthropic " animal " the man-wolf " to the wolf-God.

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  • Society may have at one time been matrilinear in the communities that become the historic Hellenes; but of this there is no trace in the worship of Zeus and Hera.18 In fact, the whole of the family morality in Hellas centred in Zeus, whose altar in the courtyard was the bond of the kinsmen; and sins against the family, such as unnatural vice and the exposure of children, are sometimes spoken of as offences against the High God.I" He was also the tutelary deity of the larger organization of the phratria; and the altar of Zeus c Pparpcos was the meetingpoint of the phrateres, when they were assembled to consider the legitimacy of the new applicants for admission into their circle.20 His religion also came to assist the development of certain legal ideas, for instance, the rights of private or family property in land; he guarded the allotments as Zein KAdpcos,2' and the Greek commandment " thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark " was maintained by Zeus " Opcos, the god of boundaries, a more personal power than the Latin Jupiter Terminus.22 His highest political functions were summed up in the title IIoXtfin, a cult-name of legendary antiquity in Athens, and frequent in the Hellenic world.23 His consort in his political life was not Hera, but his daughter Athena Polias.

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  • The original productions of Lord Rivers, and, in particular, his Balades against the Seven Deadly Sins, are lost.

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  • The four chief sins of which he was guilty were dancing, ringing the bells of the parish church, playing at tipcat and reading the history of Sir Bevis of Southampton.

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  • He had heard a voice asking him whether he would leave his sins and go to heaven, or keep his sins and go to hell; and he had seen an awful countenance frowning on him from the sky.

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  • There appears to be no locus poenitentiae for serious sins excepting in the case of catechumens, and there is a notable " perfectionist " tone in many of the prayers.

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  • The archbishop of Corinth girded him with a sword which had lain upon the Holy Sepulchre, and the metropolitan of Kiev absolved him from all his sins, without the usual preliminary of confession, before he rode forth to battle.

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  • The Penitentials 5 are collections intended for the guidance of confessors in estimating the penances to be imposed for various sins, according to the discipline in force in the Anglo =ten - Saxon countries.

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  • As many as are persuaded and believe that what we teach and say is true, and undertake to be able to live accordingly, are instructed to pray and entreat God with fasting, for the remission of their sins that are past, we praying and fasting with them.

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  • In some churches they had worn cowls during the catechumenate, in sign of repentance of their sins.

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  • Why should persons still in the age of innocence be in a hurry to be baptized and win remission of sins ?

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  • But it was often delayed until the deathbed, for the primitive idea that mortal sins committed after baptism were sins against the Holy Spirit and unforgivable, still influenced men, and survived among the Cathars up to the 14th century.

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  • Chrysostom says that the substitutes were put into the beds of the deceased, and assuming the voice of the dead asked for baptism and remission of sins.

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  • But as a rule the repentant underwent baptism in the name of Christ Jesus, and washed away their sins before hands were laid upon them unto reception of the Spirit.

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  • The Jews were also enjoined to confess their sins individually to God, and in certain cases to man.

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  • But it should be noted that the primary reference of "binding and loosing" is, according to rabbinical usage, rather to the laying down of rules than to condoning breaches of them; and nothing is said to confine the words "Whose soever sins ye forgive" to the offences of Christians already baptized, and they should be held to include preaching the Gospel and baptizing converts as well as the administration of internal discipline.

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  • Baptism conveys the forgiveness of sins, and therefore ought to result in freedom from all wilful sin.

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  • On the other, the confession of sins was ordered in James v.

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  • Three groups of sins, classified as (I) idolatry, which included apostasy, (2) adultery or fornication, and (3) murder, were held to exclude the guilty person from sharing in the eucharist until death, that is to say, if he had committed the sin after baptism.

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  • For other grave sins the baptized person was allowed to undergo discipline once, but only once in his life; if he relapsed again, he must remain excommunicate like the adulterer.

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  • Less serious sins, again, were held to be adequately dealt with by ordinary prayers, such as the Lord's Prayer, or by the public prayers of the church.

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  • Public but general confession of sins and intercession for penitent sinners have from early times formed a normal part of public worship in the Christian church.

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  • In this account nothing is said of confession; but it would appear that in early days the sins were made known to the congregation, and in notorious cases they would take the initiative and expel the offender.

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  • Ordinarily the sinful cleric prayed and fasted at his own discretion, and nothing is said of his confessing his sins.

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  • In the same century at Rome and at Constantinople we hear of "penitentiaries," that is priests appointed to act for the bishop in hearing the confession of sins, and deciding whether public discipline was necessary and, if it was, on its duration; in other words they prepared the penitents for solemn reconciliation by the bishop. A scandal at Constantinople in 391 led to the suppression in that city not only of the office of penitentiary, but practically of public exomologesis also, and that seemingly in Eastern Christendom generally, so that the individual was left to assess his own penance, and to present himself for communion at his own discretion.

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  • Treating this rule as axiomatic the Schoolmen elaborated their analyses of the sacrament of penance, distinguishing form and matter, attrition and contrition, mortal and venial sins.

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  • The faithful are bound to confess all "mortal" sins; they need not confess "venial" sins.

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  • It is common to go to confession, even though there are only venial sins to be confessed; and in order to excite contrition people are sometimes advised to confess over again some mortal sin from which they have been previously absolved.

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  • No priest may hear confessions without licence from the bishop. Certain special sins are "reserved," that is, the ordinary priest cannot give absolution for them; the matter must be referred to the bishop, or even the pope.

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  • The method of confession adopted in the public services of the Church of England, with which the Book of Common Prayer is primarily concerned, may be described as one of general confession to God in the face of the church, to be in secret used by each member of the congregation for the confession of his own particular sins, and to be followed by public absolution.

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  • First, all men are urged to practise secret confession to God alone, and in it the sins are to be acknowledged in detail.

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  • Similarly, the sick man is to be moved to make a special confession of his sins if he feels his conscience troubled with any weighty matter.

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  • But on the 2nd of August i1oo he was suddenly cut off in the midst of his sins.

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  • Conduct is considered lawful if any good Church authority holds it to be defensible; and " probability " warrants the confessor in taking a lenient view of sins which he himself, and authorities of weight in the Church, may regard as black in the extreme.

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  • They provided amongst other things that no one was to be allowed to preach without a bishop's licence, that preachers preaching to the laity were not to rebuke the sins of the clergy, and that Lollard books and the translation of the Bible were to be searched for and destroyed.

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  • Poseidon carried Pelops off to Olympus, where he dwelt with the gods, till, for his father's sins, he was cast out from heaven.

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  • Whatever was not of knowledge was of sin; and the distinction between right and wrong being absolute and not admitting of degrees all sins were equally sinful; whoever broke the least commandment was guilty of the whole law.

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  • This formal and regulated " penitence " was extended from apostasy to other grave - or, as they were subsequently called, " deadly " - sins; while for minor offences all Christians were called upon to express contrition by fasting and abstinence from ordinarily permitted pleasures, as well as verbally in public and private devotions.

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  • In antithesis to this list, an enumeration of the " deadly sins " obtained currency.

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  • It should be observed that the (also Augustinian) distinction between " deadly " and " venial " sins had a technical reference to the quasi-jural administration of ecclesiastical discipline, which grew gradually more organized as the spiritual power of the church established itself amid the ruins of the Western empire, and slowly developed into the theocracy that almost dominated Europe during the latter part of the middle ages.

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  • At first they are little more than mere inventories of sins, with their appropriate ecclesiastical punishments; gradually cases of conscience come to be discussed and decided, and the basis is laid for that system of casuistry which reached its full development in the 14th and 15th centuries.

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  • In the classification of sins the Christian element predominates; still we find the Aristotelian vices of excess and defect, along with the modern divisions into " sins against God, neighbour and self," " mortal and venial sins," and so forth.

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  • Through faith also the believer receives justification, his sins are forgiven, he is accepted of God, and is held by Him as righteous, the righteousness of Christ being imputed to him, and faith being the instrument by which the man lays hold on Christ, so that with His righteousness the man appears in God's sight as righteous.

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  • In January 1680 he addressed to the king a long letter on the subject of his sins; he was known to have received the dangerous confidence of Wilmot, earl of Rochester, in his last illness; and he was even suspected, unjustly, in 1683, of having composed the paper drawn up on the eve of death by William Russell, Lord Russell, whom he attended to the scaffold.

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  • Fitzmaurice came in and knelt in the mud at the president's feet, confessing his sins; but he remained the real victor.

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  • Now the Vedic deities, so imposing when regarded as vast natural forces (as such forces seem to us), so benignant when appealed to as forgivers of sins, have also their mythological aspect.

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  • The bride sins as in Eros and Psyche, Freja and Oddur, Pururavas and Urvasi.

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  • The ungodly will be punished mercilessly, and in exact correspondence to their sins.'

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  • His correspondence as a spiritual adviser was enormous; his deserved reputation for piety and for solidity of character made him the chosen confessor to whom large numbers of men and women unburdened their doubts and their sins.

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  • He was in aftertimes denounced as a monster of vice, whose sins accounted for the Mahommedan conquest.

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  • Only let everyone keep the thought that Satan also stands under the commission of the Almighty God, and that no one must suppose that by leading back his sins to a Satanic temptation he can get rid of his own guilt.

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  • God does not use innocent children to punish the sins of parents.

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  • It was all the people who saw me as the result of my mother's sins.

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  • He couldn't conceive of some jurisdiction now part of a larger database wanting Fred for past sins.

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  • Take off the rose colored glasses—'my sins will continue'—or better yet, wait until you decipher a few more pages and she gives it to you in black and white, chapter and verse and supplies the sinful details.

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  • He continues to anguish with guilt and I fear in my heart the burden of his sins will soon cause him to flee in exile from these quarters he has arranged for us to share together.

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  • What price love? he thought, to take one's own life for the simple expedient of protecting the other participant, a co-sinner, no less responsible for their sins together.

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  • He can only absolve you from mortal sins.

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  • The priest can absolve people of their sins.

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  • Without Law we can make no ablution from our sins; but without Spirit there is no water.

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  • These avenging angels are used by God to punish men for their sins.

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  • We commit the sins, but we want you to pay for them says catholic archdiocese.

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  • The death of Christ does not atone for a man's personal sins.

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  • We do n't atone for our sins by our own self-sacrifice.

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  • But no one who needs or has ever needed repentance can ever atone for other men's sins.

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  • We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

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  • His sins were not grievous, and he did not bewail them.

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  • There are no more sins to be sinned On the dead oak tree bough.

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  • What can I do for all my sins but humbly confess and lament them, and implore Your mercy without ceasing?

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  • Instead, the special military courts approved by President Dubya will give the terrorists the opportunity to freely confess their sins.

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  • Others, including pastors, followed, also publicly confessing their sins.

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  • Hecat the Witch Queen battles with Love Goddess Venus in a Victorian courtroom to expose the Seven Deadly Sins in Shakespeare.

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  • They imagine they may live and die in their sins, and nevertheless " escape the damnation of hell.

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  • They had come to Jesus in order to have their sins forgiven.

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  • But the King fell ill and died quickly, begging forgiveness for his sins.

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  • Not everyone who produces gobbledygook tries to hide from their sins.

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  • They had the choice to remain hardened, or to turn from their sins unto God.

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  • What are those aggravations that make some sins more heinous than others?

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  • Sins of ignorance, they are not so heinous, tho they are sins.

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  • The Seven Deadly Sins was a savage indictment of the society around him.

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  • He was to be the sacrificial lamb, slain for the sins of the world.

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  • In this overtly moralistic fable, Stu's extramarital sins are limited to taking off his wedding ring for his daily phone calls.

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  • Love is always by very nature hiding a multitude of sins.

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  • Will they be banished outdoors with the smokers, like social pariahs left to contemplate their sins?

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  • The developed doctrine is that those who die penitent and in faith may still have temporal punishments due because of their sins.

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  • On the basis of this, " the worshipers, once purged, have no more conscience of sins.

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  • Christ was teaching us to view our own secret sins with the same moral revulsion we feel for wanton acts of public sin.

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  • We don't atone for our sins by our own self-sacrifice.

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  • The great gulf of Jesus ' loving self-sacrifice can swallow up the mountains of our sins, all of them.

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  • That's why you need to confess these sins.

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  • The very first winner, Bruce Morton, landed a series on the seven deadly sins.

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  • These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war.

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  • And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

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  • Whatever the sins of the individuals, the sum total for the whole city makes it a very sinful place!

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  • Add not thereto; And make supplication concerning thy former sins.

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  • Whose sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven; and whose sins thou dost retain, they are retained.

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  • It was his misfortune to be the scapegoat upon whose head parliament laid the accumulated sins, real and imaginary, of the East India Company.

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  • Hitherto, by his own showing, the private life of the young tsar had been unspeakably abominable, but his sensitive conscience (he was naturally religious) induced him, in 1550, to summon a Zemsky Sobor or national assembly, the first of its kind, to which he made a curious public confession of the sins of his youth, and at the same time promised that the realm of Russia (for whose dilapidation he blamed the boyar regents) should henceforth be governed justly and mercifully.

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  • In the second case it will be supported by pleading, involving on the one hand self-abasement; with confession of sins and promises of repentance and reform, or on the other hand self-justification, in the shape of the t xpression of faith and recitation of past services, together with reminders of previous favour shown.

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  • Salvian contends that not the acceptance of Christianity, but the sins of the people are bringing trouble upon them; and he gives ugly evidence of the continued prevalence of vice.

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  • In later post-exilian times this great day of atonement became to an increasing degree a day of humiliation for sin and penitent sorrow, accompanied by confession; and the sins confessed were not only of a purely ceremonial character, whether voluntary or inadvertent, but also sins against righteousness and the duties which we owe to God and man.

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  • It was in reality sins and vices, however, rather than follies that came under his censure, and this didactic temper was reflected in Barclay.

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  • They are a novum salutis genus - a new path to Heaven, to tread which counted "for full and complete satisfaction" pro omni poenitentia and gave "forgiveness of sins" (peccaminum remissio) 1; they are, again, the "foreign policy" of the papacy, directing its faithful subjects to the great war of Christianity against the infidel.

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  • I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death."

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  • In the book of Joel there are only scanty allusions to Phoenicians, Philistines, Egypt and Edom, couched in terms applicable to very different ages, while the prophet's own people are exhorted to repentance without specific reference to any of those national sins of which other prophets speak.

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  • Manichaeans, again, holding their spiritual being to be unaffected by the action of matter, regarded carnal sins as being, at worst, forms of bodily disease.

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  • The laws and edicts of this period read like paraphrases of Savonarola's sermons, and indeed his counsels were always given as addenda to the religious exhortations in which he denounced the sins of his country and the pollution of the church, and urged Florence to cast off iniquity and become a truly Christian city, a pattern not only to Rome but to the world at large.

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  • As a satirist he possessed great merit, though he sins from an excess of severity, and is sometimes malignant and unjust.

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  • Men were also encouraged, by Chrysostom, to confess their secret sins secretly to God.

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  • But it must be noted that, according to the orthodox doctrine, not only can an Indulgence not remit future sins, but even for the past it cannot take full effect unless the subject be truly contrite and have confessed (or intend shortly to confess) his sins.

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  • By emphasizing the purely moral character of Yahweh's demands from Israel, by teaching that the mere payment of service and worship at Yahweh's shrines did not entitle Israel's sins to be treated one whit more lightly than the sins of other nations, and by enforcing these doctrines through the conception that the approach of the all-destroying empire, before which Israel must fall equally with all its neighbours, was the proof of Yahweh's impartial righteousness, they gave for the first time a really broad and fruitful conception of the moral government of the whole earth by the one true God.1 It is impossible to read the books of the older prophets, and especially of their protagonist Amos, without seeing that the new thing which they are compelled to speak is not Yahweh's grace but His inexorable and righteous wrath.

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  • The orgies or mysteries were open to all, freemen or slaves, who had duly performed the preliminary purifications, and secured to the participants salvation and remission of sins.

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  • Instead of the Hebraic doctrine of a Jesus punished for our sins, we have the Hellenic idea of a man who is calmly tranquil in the consciousness of his unity with God.

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  • This is a charity that hides a multitude of sins.

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  • If you would avoid uncleanness, and all the sins, work earnestly, though it be at cleaning a stable.

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  • Take me, take me! prayed Natasha, with impatient emotion in her heart, not crossing herself but letting her slender arms hang down as if expecting some invisible power at any moment to take her and deliver her from herself, from her regrets, desires, remorse, hopes, and sins.

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  • She confessed to him, and he absolved her from her sins.

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  • I suffer for my own sins,' and he wept bitter tears.

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  • Others thought it was God punishing the sins of the city people.

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  • On the basis of this, the worshipers, once purged, have no more conscience of sins.

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  • Now the remission of sins is a blessing not to be missed.

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  • All of us, members of ROCOR like anyone else, need to repent for sins.

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  • The key to everlasting life was repentance of sins.

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  • People welcomed God 's word, and the call to conversion and repentance for sins addressed to them by Jonah and by Christ.

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  • It would be like asking a repentant person to return to their sins !

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  • James labeled the sins of those folk in stark, ugly and repulsive terms.

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  • In Second Chance a man is resurrected on Judgment Day to answer for the sins of his life.

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  • Some are benign but others, whom she sees as bringing retribution for sins committed in past incarnations, compel her into danger.

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  • For Christ died for sins, once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.

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  • These can refer to the sins of the flesh like sexual immorality or drunkenness.

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  • The simple fact is that Jesus HAS come to die for YOUR sins.

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  • But they can have their sins forgiven while they suffer the just consequences of their crimes.

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  • Well, Afghan people should not have to pay for sins committed by them.

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  • Whatever the sins of the individuals, the sum total for the whole city makes it a very sinful place !

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  • I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

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  • The sins and shortcomings of the people were dwelt upon with great plainness, faithfulness, and often with unsparing severity.

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  • Next Tuesday visitors to Freeport 's Shopping Outlet will be urged to repent their ' sins ' and become road safety ' saints '.

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  • In their pride they hid their sins behind a veneer of respectability.

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  • Thus, atonement for Paul is not merely the forgiveness of sins through a vicarious blood sacrifice.

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  • Some people want you to believe that the bad things that happen in the world are divine intervention for our sins.

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  • For example, the Churches of Christ believe that one must confess his or her belief publicly, then be baptized for the remission of sins before becoming a Christian.

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  • Likewise, if you're stuck with a dated look, like popcorn paint finish ceilings, these tiles can cover up a multitude of past decorating sins with ease.

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  • Finding the right balance of natural and artificial lights can hide a multitude of sins, including dark circles under the eyes, cellulite and scars.

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  • The overall concept is that Jesus took on our sins and washed them away.

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  • Talk to the kids about sins they might be committing.

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  • Mention how pretty and clear the water looked before the sins messed it up.

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  • Now, talk about how when you accept Christ and repent your sins that he washes them away as though they never happened.

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  • The sins listed above are just a few of the things teenagers deal with.

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  • So, Tiger admits to his extra-marital sins, he's publicly repented, he's taken a step back from his career for the sake of trying to save his family and now he's gone to rehab.

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  • The other main characters are the seven ruling heroes, all of whom have been corrupted by one of the seven deadly sins.

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  • The religious response to homosexuality varies, though in the three major Western religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) homosexuality and bisexuality are considered sins.

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  • Similarly, a tankini is easy to wear and covers a multitude of sins, but if you're very slim, this style will do little to flatter your figure, and an under-wired, bra-style bikini top may be a better bet.

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  • Full-length styles are genius for hiding a multitude of sins, from wide hips to thick thighs.

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  • It's like you're living in the past and every new relationship doesn't get a fair shake because he is constantly compared to the sins of the past boyfriend.

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  • If you feel strongly about attending church on Sundays, prayer before meals and avoiding sins; you are going to be happier with a partner who is equally dedicated to attending church, prayer and avoiding sinful behavior.

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  • Labyrinths were popular in the Middle Ages and designed to be walked as penitence for one's sins.

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  • Demons are taboo in many cultures, but they also represent more than just the seven deadly sins.

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  • And we're not responsible for the sins of our fathers.

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  • The existence of the soul in the body was its punishment for sins in a previous condition; and the doom of its sins in the body was its descent into other bodies, and the postponement of its deliverance " (Salmond's Christian Doctrine of Immortality, p. 109).

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  • They believed in the existence of two gods, a good (whose son was Christ) and an evil (whose son was Satan); matter is the creation of the evil principle, and therefore essentially evil, and the greatest of all sins is sexual intercourse, even in marriage; sinful also is the possession of material goods, and the eating of flesh meat, and many other things.

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  • Yet again, Saul had been chosen by Yahweh to free his people from the Philistines; he had been rejected for his sins, and had suffered continuously from this enemy; Israel at his death was left in the unhappy state in which he had found it; it was the Judaean David, the faithful servant of Yahweh, who was now chosen to deliver Israel, and to the last the people gratefully remembered their debt.

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  • Being a Pharisee he faced the facts of Herod's power and warned the tribunal of the event, just as later he counselled the people to receive him, saying that for their sins they could not escape him.

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  • All mortal sins, and in particular all public and other disorders, which are contrary to God's law shall in every rank of life be duly and judiciously prohibited and destroyed by those whose office it is.

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