If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.
The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam; but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common consent what is good or bad.
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon.
Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
The faking of feelings is a sin against the imagination.
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Our redemption through the suffering of Christ is that deeper love within us which not only frees us from slavery to sin, but also secures for us the true liberty of the children of God, in order that we might do all things out of love rather than out of fear – love for him that has shown us such grace that no greater can be found.
A ‘sin’ is something which is not necessary.
Being seventy is not a sin.