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Synonyms for sinfulness

estrangement from god

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You are different from other children, Esther, because you were not born, like them, in common sinfulness and wrath.
On the contrary, He joins them so as to lift them out of their sinfulness.
At services, people traditionally are marked with ashes of burnt palm branches as a sign of their recognition of their human frailty as well as sinfulness and need for repentance in their lifelong journey of conversion.
Ashes are meant to symbolize mourning, penance for one's sinfulness and mortality.
It discourages sinfulness or doing harm to others because you know you will come back to pay for it.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church categories individual sinfulness into venial and mortal sins.
Theologians from the US and UK cover the biblical and rabbinic accounts of sin and how Scripture describes it, its effects on humanity, and God's dealing with human sin and sinfulness, as they discuss the Pentateuch, the Prophets, the Writings, the Synoptic Gospels, the Gospel and Epistles of John, Paul, and Hebrews and the General Epistles; the role of the doctrine of sin in the theology of rabbinic sources, Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher, Kierkegaard, and Barth; and key dogmatic questions and issues: original sin, providence, freedom, reason, judgment and wrath, finitude and death, principalities and powers, structural sin, the sinner and the victim, and Christ.
My own experience with scruples in my youth does not encourage me to go down the path of dwelling on my sinfulness.
Egyptians practice their religion from a cultural perspective, wherein they feel that they should enjoy both virtue and sinfulness (halal and haram) to the maximum -- somewhat like eating a sweet and sour dish, or exercising vigorously after consuming a high-calorie meal.
offers considerable evidence from key 16th-century texts (the Augsburg Confession, the Large and Small Catechisms, among others) that Luther and Melanchthon both saw character formation and pursuit of a moral life to be important tasks for the church and all individual Christians, arguing that the law served a purpose broader than simply exposing human sinfulness and our need for God's mercy: the law could also give shape and content to the life of discipleship to which those justified by grace are called.
He also preached to them: Blessed are you who are full, for soon you will he hungry, Blessed are you who laugh, for you will weep Blessed are you who are praised to high heaven for your sinfulness, for yours is the kingdom of night When he was finished, his disciples went out gathering food from everyone, about five thousand.
The cause of our sinfulness lies in the fact the shop has placed a small garden table and chairs outside for the convenience of those customers wishing to partake of the excellent coffee in the manner of a cafe society.
If we repent of the sinfulness we behold in ourselves, we actually take a step forward and upward.
The first is about defining a central goal, to serve God, and identifying the ways one's personal sinfulness distracts one from this.
Brownson examines the textual and cultural context for biblical passages often used in modern-day justifications for the sinfulness of homosexual activity and same-sex marriage.