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"And she didn't once say anything about this being a sin. It used to be I got the word sin slapped in my face every time I did something wrong, but come on, when you live in a sin-free family with sin-free parents and a sin-free sister, well, you can't help but sin a little extra on their behalf." - Han Nolan

"Our first problem is that our attitude towards sin is more self-centred than God-centred. We are more concerned about our own "Victory" over sin than we are about the fact that our sin grieve the heart of God. We cannot tolerate failure in our struggle with sin chiefly because we are success oriented, not because we know it is offensive to God." - Jerry Bridges

"Again and again, God's Word reveals that He is not as concerned about the depth or extent of the sin we commit as He is about our attitude and response when we are confronted with our sin." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss

"It seems the more I think about not sinning, the more I sin, but the more I think about just loving Jesus, the less I seem to sin. Falling in love seems to be the key.." - John Wimber

"I wish, in America, (that) we were as concerned about separation from church and sin as we are about separation between church and state. Church and sin- it's a monstrous problem." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Don't complain about what you don't have. Use what you've got. To be less than your best is a sin." - Oprah Winfrey

"The sin that is most destructive in your life right now is the one you are most defensive about." - Timothy Keller

"When you think about it, most of the good ideas came along to make sin a whole lot easier." - Joe Hill

"Whenever we cover our brother's sin, God will cover ours; whenever we tell people about our brother's guilt, God will do the same about ours." - Poemen

"It is the principle of sin, rebellion against God and His truth which has brought about birth defects and other destructive natural occurrences." - E.W. Jackson

"There's one thing we need above everything else; it's something we don't talk about these days. We need a mighty avalanche of conviction of sin." - Leonard Ravenhill

"A weak understanding of what the Bible says about sin is tied to a weak understanding of what the Bible says is achieved by the cross." - D A Carson

"There is nothing attractive about the gospel to the natural man; the only man who finds the gospel attractive is the man who is convicted of sin." - Oswald Chambers

"When we talk about sin, we need to understand what sin is. Sin is not God says 'you can't do this' because He wants to take something away from you. He says: "If you do this, it will be death. If you do this, it will be life." And then He says: "Please, choose life, so that you can live. I've made you, I know how you work. I've made this whole Earth, I know how it works. Please, choose life." - Lacey Mosley

"Cowardice is the greatest sin." - Mikhail Bulgakov

"Jem is my greatest sin." - Cassandra Clare

"Thou mayest rule over sin." - John Steinbeck

"Besides the guilt of sin and the power of sin, there is the stain of sin." - Nathaniel Culverwell

"What is termed Sin is an essential element of progress. Without it the world would stagnate, or grow old, or become colorless. By its curiosity Sin increases the experience of the race. Through its intensified assertion of individualism it saves us from monotony of type. In its rejection of the current notions about morality, it is one with the higher ethics." - Oscar Wilde

"What do we find God 'doing about' this business of sin and evil?...God did not abolish the fact of evil; He transformed it. He did not stop the Crucifixion; He rose from the dead." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Lore? Tell me what Sin said about you being tortured wasn't true,' He didn't look at her as he moved toward the bathroom. 'It wasn't true.' 'You're lying.' 'You told me to." - Larissa Ione

"What are you talking about, Sin? You don't want anyone to own you... Or your heart?' She laughed bitterly, and entered the Harrowgate. 'I don't have a heart for anyone to take." - Larissa Ione

"Really to sin you have to be serious about it." - Henrik Ibsen

"When my conscience under the Holy Spirit makes me aware of a specific sin I should at once call that sin sin and bring it consciously under the blood of Christ. Now it is covered and it is not honoring to the finished work of Jesus Christ to worry about it, as far as my relationship to God is concerned. Indeed, to worry about it is to do spite to the infinite value of the death of the Son of God. My fellowship with God is restored." - Francis Schaeffer

"Satan was the originator of sin" - Wayne Grudem

"Losing is the great American sin." - Jerome Holtzman

"Sadness is a state of sin." - Andre Gide

"A fallow field is a sin." - John Steinbeck

"Sin and the sinner both deserve punishment" - Kim Soo-hyun

"Anything that kills hope is a sin" - Gayle Forman

"The absurd is sin without God." - Albert Camus

"Using adverbs is a mortal sin." - Elmore Leonard

"Sin can bring pleasure, but never happiness." - R C Sproul

"Satan paints sin with virtues colors." - Thomas Brooks

"It's a sin to bore people." - R C Sproul

"How about you hate your sin, and I'll hate my sin and we'll just love each other!" - Mark Lowry

"Love the sinner, hate the sin? How about: Love the sinner, hate your own sin! I don't have time to hate your sin. There are too many of you! Hating my sin is a full-time job. How about you hate your sin, I'll hate my sin and let's just love each other!" - Mark Lowry

"The devil's characteristic has been to originate sin and tempt others to sin" - Wayne Grudem

"Remember: sin, even if legalized by man, is still sin in the eyes of God." - Russell M Nelson

"If pride is a sin ... moral pride is the greatest sin." - John Irving

"We are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we are sinners." - R C Sproul

"Sin forsaken is one of the best evidences of sin forgiven." - J C Ryle

"At the moment I sin, I desire the sin more than I desire to please God." - R C Sproul

"He who thinks he lives without sin puts aside not sin, but pardon." - Saint Augustine

"Sin is blatant mutiny against God, and either sin or God must die in my life." - Oswald Chambers

"Christianity, Christ, heaven, hell, the judgment, sin, holiness, God,-these, and whether they be true, or false, and our personal relations to them, whether they be right or wrong, are things to know about, not to be doubting or guessing about." - Herrick Johnson

"Thus, after a period of about two thousand years the greatest crime became to worship a god other than the God of Moses, whereas injustice became a minor sin. I began to ask myself how this change had come about. Was it linked to a new order in which the female goddesses had been replaced by one male god?" - Nawal El Saadawi

"...but this is the real objection to that torrent of modern talk about treating crime as disease, about making prison merely a hygienic environment like a hospital, of healing sin by slow scientific methods. The fallacy of the whole thing is that evil is a matter of active choice whereas disease is not." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Past: Jesus saved us from the penalty of sin. Present: He saves us from the power of sin. Future: He will save us from the presence of sin." - Mark Driscoll

"People are always talking about the first church. The real first church was that gaggle of people who followed Jesus around. We don't know anything about them. But he apparently didn't ask them what creed they subscribed to, or what their sexual preference was, or any of that. He fed them. He healed them. He forgave them. He is clear about sin, but he was also for forgiveness." - Wendell Berry

"An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest: If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell? No, said the priest, not if you did not know. Then why, asked the Inuit earnestly, did you tell me?" - Annie Dillard

"Bury me smilin' with G's in my pocket, Have a party at my funeral let every rapper rock it Let the hoes that I used to know, from way before Kiss me from my head to my toe, Gimme a paper and pen so I can write about my life of sin, Couple bottles of gin, in case I don't get in..." - Tupac Shakur

"The praise that comes of love does not make us vain, but humble rather. Knowing what we are, the pride that shines in our mother's eyes as she looks at us is about the most pathetic thing a man has to face, but he would be a devil altogether if it did not burn some of the sin out of him." - James M Barrie

"Don't complain about what you don't have. Use what you've got. To do less than your best is a sin. Every single one of us has the power for greatness, because greatness is determined by service-to yourself and to others." - Oprah Winfrey

"I ask why your Omnipotent God does not hold a man back when he is about to commit a sin or offence. It is child's play for God. Why did He not kill war lords? Why did He not remove the fury of war from their minds? In this way God could have saved humanity from great calamity and horror." - Bhagat Singh

"You sin in thinking bad about people - but, often, you guess right." - Giulio Andreotti

"It was about 5 years after I was baptized before the pull of sin finally stopped." - Phil Robertson

"Long before genetics became a flourishing field, Christians have spoken about sin as an inherited condition." - Michael Horton

"The Bible is very clear about one thing: Using politics to create fairness is a sin." - P J Orourke

"Do not think about sin, he thought. There are enough problems now without sin. Also I have no understanding of it." - Ernest Hemingway

"Well, every little boy thinks he invented sin. Virtue we think we learn, because we are told about it. But sin is our own designing." - John Steinbeck

"You can know you're a Christian if, not are you dealing with your sin before God but is God dealing with you about your sin." - Johnny Hunt

"In teaching, the greatest sin is to be boring." - Johann Friedrich Herbart

"Free-will cannot will good and of necessity serves sin." - John Calvin

"The biggest sin is sitting on your ass." - Florynce Kennedy

"The first sin in our universe was Lucifer's self conceit." - Thomas Carlyle

"She feared no danger, for she knew no sin." - John Dryden

"The world's as ugly as sin, And almost as delightful." - Frederick Locker-Lampson

"Frenchwomen could not dress like Englishwomen without conviction of sin." - Katharine Fullerton Gerould

"Wealth covers sin - the poor / Are naked as a pin." - Kassia

"To will the impossible is usually a sin of indolence." - Fanny Lewald

"It is a sin to be a mocker." - William Shakespeare

"No one can out-sin the cross of Christ." - Matt Chandler

"Radically and basically, all sin is simply ingratitude." - Karl Barth

"A tender heart is a wakeful, watchful heart. It watches against sin in the soul, sin in the family, sin in the calling, sin in spiritual duties and performances." - John Bunyan

"Be sure thy sin will find thee out." - Agatha Christie

"The seed of every sin is in every heart." - John Owen

"Measure your growth in grace by your sensitiveness to sin." - Oswald Chambers

"CEASE to PRAY and thou will BEGIN to SIN." - William Gurnall

"He who repents his sin and acknowledges it, is forgiven." - Wilhelm Grimm

"Sin and Hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce." - Charles Spurgeon

"Christ is never fully valued, until sin is clearly seen." - J C Ryle

"Forgiveness of sin strikes the root of all pain." - T. B. Joshua

"Don't judge me because I sin differently from you." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Begin early to teach, for children begin early to sin." - Charles Spurgeon

"It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is not to make the attempt." - SuEllen Fried

"It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin." - Seneca the Younger

"Dear God. She ached, wanting something that she knew was a sin. Wanting a man who was sin itself." - Elizabeth Hoyt

"It is the sin of omission, the second kind of sin, That lays eggs under your skin." - Ogden Nash

"Sin will pluck on sin." - William Shakespeare

"Being a Christan is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"How is love between two people a sin? Love isn't about gender; it's about two souls uniting." - Alex Sanchez

"When God forgives our sin, he is not changing his mind about us; he is changing our mind about him." - Herbert McCabe

"Teach them about anger, the sin that comes with dawning. Teach them about flowers, and the beauty of forgiveness." - Lou Reed

"Let me explain something when I'm talking about sin, and I'm talking about all sin. One of the biggest ones that has been talked about that has really become a debate in America is homosexuality." - Reggie White

"In a world that has lost a sense of sin, one sin remains: Thou shalt not make people feel guilty (except, of course, about making people feel guilty). In other words, the only sin today is to call something a sin." - Christopher West

"No human being is able to say, of his own and by himself, what sin is, for sin is the very thing he is in. All his talk about sin is at bottom a glossing over sin, an excuse, a sinful extenuation." - Soren Kierkegaard

"True repentance begins with KNOWLEDGE of sin. It goes on to work SORROW for sin. It leads to CONFESSION of sin before God. It shows itself before a person by a thorough BREAKING OFF from sin. It results in producing a DEEP HATRED for all sin." - J C Ryle

"I was educated, I was trained, I was a Presbyterian and I knew how these things are done. I knew that in Biblical times if a man committed a sin the extermination of the whole surrounding nation-cattle and all-was likely to happen. I knew that Providence was not particular about the rest, so that He got somebody connected with the one He was after." - Mark Twain

"If a man, holding a belief which he was taught in childhood or persuaded of afterwards, keeps down and pushes away any doubts which arise about it in his mind, purposely avoids the reading of books and the company of men that call in question or discuss it, and regards as impious those questions which cannot easily be asked without disturbing it - the life of that man is one long sin against mankind." - William Kingdon Clifford

"That evening I went for a walk. To walk for the sake of walking is something I seldom do. Inside my apartment I'd felt inexplicably anxious. I needed to talk to someone. to be reassured or perhaps I needed to confess my sin: I was once again having impure thoughts about saving the world. Or it was neither of these - I was afraid I was dreaming." - Daniel Quinn

"Too many think lightly of sin, and therefore think lightly of the Savior. He who has stood before his God, convicted and condemned, with the rope about his neck, is the man to weep for joy when he is pardoned, to hate the evil which has been forgiven him, and to live to the honor of the Redeemer by whose blood he has been cleansed." - Charles Spurgeon

"Bitterness about your parents" brokenness will kill you. Be the grace-filled end of generational sin in your family." - John Piper

"Fox-terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K Jerome

"Pastoral ministry is about an ongoing confrontation with the god of this world, with blindness, hardness of heart, remaining sin." - C J Mahaney

"I learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in Hell." - Edvard Munch

"When my conscience under the Holy Spirit makes me aware of a specific sin I should at once call that sin sin and bring it consciously under the blood of Christ." - Francis Schaeffer

"Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant sin, which whosoever hath, hath not himself, which whosoever doth commit, doth not commit sin, but he himself is wholly sin." - Saint Augustine

"It is common knowledge to every schoolboy and even every Bachelor of Arts, That all sin is divided into two parts. One kind of sin is called a sin of commission, and that is very important" - Ogden Nash

"The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!" - Winston Churchill

"Cease to pray and thou will begin to sin. Prayer is not only a means to prevail for mercy but also to prevent sin." - William Gurnall

"Admit sin, and you banish prayer. But, on the other hand, entertain, and encourage, and practice prayer, and sin will sooner or later flee before it." - Alexander Whyte

"We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin." - C S Lewis

"In short, a man must be set free from the sin he is , which makes him do the sin he does ." - George Macdonald

"While one is asleep one cannot do anything that is good. Virtue is impossible in unconsciousness, only sin is possible. Unconsciousness is the source of sin." - Rajneesh

"Spiritual sloth, or acedia, was known as The Sin of the Middle Ages. It's the sin of my middle age, too." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"To kill sin is the work of living men; where men are dead (as all unbelievers, the best of them, are dead), sin is alive, and will live." - John Owen

"The angels did not merely sin and lose heaven, but they passed beyond all other beings in sin and made themselves fit denizens for hell." - Charles Spurgeon

"The fact is that sin is the most unmanly thing in God's world. You never were made for sin and selfishness. You were made for love and obedience." - J. G. Holland

"Grace remits sin, and peace quiets the conscience. Sin and conscience torment us, but Christ has overcome these fiends now and forever." - Martin Luther

"The sin against blood and race is the hereditary sin in this world and it brings disaster on every nation that commits it." - Adolf Hitler

"It is not your sin - it is your moderation that cries to heaven; your very sparingness in sin cries to heaven!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"In sinning, each man sins against all, and each man is at least partly guilt for another's sin. There is no isolated sin." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"To see sin without grace is despair. To see grace without sin is arrogance. To see them in tandem is conversion." - Max Lucado

"Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin." - John Green

"As we grow in holiness, we grow in hatred of sin; and God, being infinitely holy, has an infinite hatred of sin." - Jerry Bridges

"Sin is not simply making bad choices or mistakes. Sin is having the desire in our hearts to do the will of the enemy of God." - R C Sproul

"Sin is what is new, strong, surprising, strange. The theatre must take an interest in sin if the young are to be able to go there." - Bertolt Brecht

"While sin is overflowing, [grace] pours itself forth so exuberantly, that it not only overcomes the flood of sin, but wholly absorbs it." - John Calvin

"The gospel of grace is not the license to sin. On the contrary, it is the power for them to sin no more!" - Joseph Prince

"You choose sin. You practice sin." - Billy Graham

"Sin rarely seems sin at first beginnings." - J C Ryle

"When my children were born, I didn't have them baptized because I felt baptism was about erasing Original Sin - something the Church said children got from their mother - and I absolutely refused to believe women carry Original Sin." - Olympia Dukakis

"The commandments are a gift, not a curse. Sin is less about breaking the rules and more about breaking the Father's heart." - Mark Hart

"After the bitching I'd done to Abe about going to remote, crappy places, I should have been excited about the prospect of going to Sin City." - Richelle Mead

"We're more concerned about our own "victory" over sin than we are about the fact that our sins grieve God's heart." - Jerry Bridges

"Skepticism is the highest duty and blind faith the one unpardonable sin." - Thomas Huxley

"Sin is believing the lie that you are self-created, self-dependent and self-sustained." - Saint Augustine

"There'd be a lot less scandal if people didn't idealize sin and pose as sinners." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Where money is an idol, to be poor is a sin." - William Stringfellow

"The best prayer I ever prayed had enough sin to damn the whole world." - John Bunyan

"It is perilously easy to have amazing sympathy with God's truth and remain in sin." - Oswald Chambers

"To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business." - Leo Tolstoy

"Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive." - Frank Moore Colby

"And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Remember, you may choose your sin, but you cannot chose the consequences." - Jenny Sanford

"The only sin that we never forgive in each other is a difference in opinion." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The sufferings of Christ are the means of forgiveness of sin and eternal glory" - John Calvin

"The most devastating effect of sin is that by it, we are blinded to it." - Billy Graham

"Age is not an accomplishment, and youth is not a sin." - Robert A Heinlein



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