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sin

hamartophobia.
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"You have said nothing of avarice, another capital sin, nor of those millions," said he.
"Because," replied the father, "to absolve you for that motive would be a sin for which the king would never absolve me, my lord."
"You had better confess your sin, for as sure as I am James Vane, you are going to die." There was a horrible moment.
Which when the Lord God heard, without delay To Judgement he proceeded on th' accus'd Serpent though brute, unable to transferre The Guilt on him who made him instrument Of mischief, and polluted from the end Of his Creation; justly then accurst, As vitiated in Nature: more to know Concern'd not Man (since he no further knew) Nor alter'd his offence; yet God at last To Satan first in sin his doom apply'd, Though in mysterious terms, judg'd as then best: And on the Serpent thus his curse let fall.
God's love and mercy can overcome all things--our ignorance, and weakness, and all the burden of our past wickedness--all things but our wilful sin, sin that we cling to, and will not give up.
The exception indicated the ever relentless vigour with which society frowned upon her sin.
In a way he began to blame God, saying to himself that he had tried to keep his feet in the true path and had not run about seeking sin. "Through my days as a young man and all through my life here I have gone quietly about my work," he declared.
Shipmates, I do not place Jonah before you to be copied for his sin but I do place him before you as a model for repentance.
One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin.
It seemed to her that her sin partook of sacrilege or blasphemy.
It was such a sin, was it not?--such a thing to do?
--Unto your distress did he want to seduce and tempt me: 'O Zarathustra,' said he to me, 'I come to seduce thee to thy last sin.'