Most popular sin quotes
Every uncorrected error and unrepented sin is, in its own right, a fountain of fresh error and fresh sin flowing on to the end of time.
Because sin is not just breaking the rules, it is putting yourself in the place of God as Savior, Lord, and Judge just as each son sought to displace the authority of the father in his own life.
Fear, mismanaged, leads to sin. Sin leads to hiding. Since we've all sinned, we all hide, not in bushes, but in eighty-hour workweeks, temper tantrums, and religious busyness. We avoid contact with God.
The sinful nature is all about self: pleasing self, promoting self, preserving self. Sin is selfish.
God didn't overlook your sins, lest he endorse them. He didn't punish you, lest he destroy you. He instead found a way to punish the sin and preserve the sinner. Jesus took your punishment, and God gave you credit for Jesus' perfection.
To sin is to state, "God, I do not want you to be my king. I prefer a kingless kingdom. Or, better still, a kingdom in which I am king."
Confession, you see, is not a punishment for sin; it is an isolation of sin so it can be exposed and extracted.
Sin is the transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4). The Bible says that whoever breaks one law is guilty of breaking all of them (James 2:10). Sin is an intrusion into a forbidden area — an overstepping of the divine boundary between good and evil. The Bible classifies us all as sinners and says that all are under sin (Galatians 3:22)
Repentance is more than just being sorry for our sin; it is a complete turning away from our total depravity.
What was a sin and injustice also needs to be blessed with pardon, remorse, and reparation.
Feeling like a sinner is one of the most beautiful things that can happen to a person if it leads them to the ultimate consequences [of reconciliation].
For me, sin is not a stain that I have to clean. What I should do is ask pardon and make reconciliation, not stop by the cleaner's on my way home.
There is no original sin; it has all been done before.
Of the seven deadly sins, envy is the silliest, because if you have it, you don't feel better. You feel worse. I've had some good times with gluttony. We won't get into lust.
All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.
The mind sins, not the body; if there is no intention, there is no blame.
Without the spice of guilt, sin cannot be fully savored.
Sin, guilt, neurosis—they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
Sin is a queer thing. It isn't the breaking of divine commandments. It is the breaking of one's own integrity.
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
I believe no man was ever scolded out of his sins.
That which we call sin in others, is experiment for us.
Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
Fashions in sin change.
We are not punished for our sins, but by them.
The rouge of sin is often applied with virtue as a mirror.
There's only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best.
Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it.
Sin is a dangerous toy in the hands of the virtuous. It should be left to the congenitally sinful, who know when to play with it and when to let it alone.
Sin looks much more terrible to those who look at it than to those who do it.
Sin arrived as a passerby, next lingered for a moment, then came as a visitor, and finally became master of the house.
Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
We cannot well do without our sins; they are the highways of our virtue.
After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.
Sin travels faster than they that ride in chariots.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
There is no sin except stupidity.
I discovered an important rule that I'm going to pass on to you. Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinners—your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards—who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
The Vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
The wages of sin are death, but after they take the taxes out, it's more like a tired feeling, really.
We are punished by our sins, not for them.
You can never tell the sinner from the Christian. They drink the same drinks and smoke the same cigars.