Quotes About Sin

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William Faulkner
“People to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them salvation is just words too.”
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

Santino Hassell
“I love you, Hsin," he said hoarsely. "I missed you so much."
"I love you, too." Sin's voice was still thick and husky. "I came back for you. Because I wanted to find you, because I wanted to remember you.”
Santino Hassell, Fade

R.C. Sproul
“Sin is cosmic treason. Sin is treason against a perfectly pure Sovereign. It is an act of supreme ingratitude toward the One to whom we owe everything, to the One who has given us life itself. Have you ever considered the deeper implications of the slightest sin, of the most minute peccadillo? What are we saying to our Creator when we disobey Him at the slightest point? We are saying no to the righteousness of God. We are saying, “God, Your law is not good. My judgement is better than Yours. Your authority does not apply to me. I am above and beyond Your jurisdiction. I have the right to do what I want to do, not what You command me to do.”
R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God

Oscar A. Romero
“When we struggle for human rights, for freedom, for dignity, when we feel that it is a ministry of the church to concern itself for those who are hungry, for those who have no schools, for those who are deprived, we are not departing from God’s promise. He comes to free us from sin, and the church knows that sin’s consequences are all such injustices and abuses. The church knows it is saving the world when it undertakes to speak also of such things.”
Oscar A. Romero, The Violence of Love

Santino Hassell
“We're never separating again. Fucking never”
Santino Hassell, Fade

George MacDonald
“Primarily, God is not bound to punish sin; he is bound to destroy sin.
The only vengeance worth having on sin
is to make the sinner himself its executioner.”
George MacDonald
tags: sin

Santino Hassell
“Your feelings and thoughts are your own and fuck them if they think they can control them.”
Santino Hassell, The Interludes

Brennan Manning
“The noonday devil of the Christian life is the temptation to lose the inner self while preserving the shell of edifying behavior. Suddenly I discover that I am ministering to AIDS victims to enhance my resume. I find I renounced ice cream for Lent to lose five excess pounds... I have fallen victim to what T.S. Eliot calls the greatest sin: to do the right thing for the wrong reason.”
Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Do you think it is a vain hope that one day man will find joy in noble deeds of light and mercy, rather than in the coarse pleasures he indulges in today -- gluttony, fornication, ostentation, boasting, and envious vying with his neighbor? I am certain this is not a vain hope and that the day will come soon.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Oscar A. Romero
“The church must suffer for speaking the truth, for pointing out sin, for uprooting sin. No one wants to have a sore spot touched, and therefore a society with so many sores twitches when someone has the courage to touch it and say: “You have to treat that. You have to get rid of that. Believe in Christ. Be converted.”
Oscar A. Romero, The Violence of Love

Judah Smith
“Nowhere in the Bible, however, do we find God distinguishing between levels of sin. God doesn't share our rating system. To him, all sin is equally evil, and all sinners are equally lovable.”
Judah Smith, Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human
tags: bible, god, sin

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“The nearer a man lives to God, the more intensely has he to mourn over his own evil heart." -Charles Spurgeon”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
tags: sin

Arthur W. Pink
“Were God to show grace to all of Adam's descendants, men would at once conclude that He was righteously compelled to take them to heaven as meet compensation for allowing the human race to fall into sin. But the great God in under no obligation to any of his creatures, least of all to those who are rebels against him.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Attributes of God

Ray Comfort
“The more a nation gets into darkness, the more it's going to hate the light. The more it's going to run from the light. And we have a generation of people who have given themselves to darkness, and they've embraced atheism, because it gets them away from moral responsibility to God.”
Ray Comfort

Jodi Picoult
“But Katie knew it was a sin, had known from the moment she made the decision to lie with Adam. However, the transgression wasn't making love without the sanction of marriage. It was that for the first time in her life, Katie had put herself first. Put her own wants and needs above everything and everyone else.”
Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth

Rebecca Manley Pippert
“Whatever controls us is our lord. The person who seeks power is controlled by power. The person who seeks acceptance is controlled by acceptance. We do not control ourselves. We are controlled by the lord of our lives.”
Rebecca Manley Pippert, Out of the Saltshaker and Into the World

Jodi Picoult
“The English judged a person so that they'd be justified in casting her out. The Amish judged a person so that they'd be justified in welcoming her back. Where I'm from, if someone is accused of sinning, it's not so that others can place blame. It's so that the person can make amends and move on.”
Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth

Rainer Maria Rilke
“They all have tired mouths
and bright seamless souls.
And a longing (as for sin)
sometimes haunts their dreams.

They are almost all alike;
in God's gardens they keep still,
like many, many intervals
in his might and melody.

Only when they spread their wings
are they wakers of a wind:
as if God with his broad sculptor-
hands leafed through the pages
in the dark book of the beginning.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Images

Paul Brunton
“Such excessive preoccupation with his faults is not a truly spiritual activity but, on the contrary, a highly egoistic one.The recognition of his own faults should make a man humbler, when it is beneficial, not prouder, which the thought that he ought to have been above these faults makes him.”
Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

Toba Beta
“Talking about pollution, nobody's holy.
They who pollute, sinned against nature.”
Toba Beta

Tyler Edwards
“The truth is, the Devil's job is easy.”
Tyler Edwards, Zombie Church: Breathing Life Back Into the Body of Christ

W. Somerset Maugham
“No egoism is so insufferable as the Christian with regard to his soul.”
W. Somerset Maugham

Juana Inés de la Cruz
“The greater evil who is in-
When both in wayward paths are straying?
The poor sinner for the pain
Or he who pays for the sin?”
Juana Inés de la Cruz
tags: evil, guilt, sin

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“...Chillingworth was a striking evidence of man's faculty of transforming himself into a devil, if he will only, for a reasonable space of time, undertake a devil's office.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Peter Tremayne
“Pride in office without competence is as much a sin as competence without confidence.”
Peter Tremayne, Shroud for the Archbishop

Bernard of Clairvaux
“So far from being able to answer for my sins, I cannot even answer for my righteousness!”
Bernard of Clairvaux
tags: grace, sin

“Every good relationship we have is a gift of God's grace. Left to ourselves, nothing good would happen. Our problem has everything to do with sin and our potential has everything to do with Christ. Sin always draws towards self-interest. It is possible that even in our most altruistic moments are driven by what we get out of them”
Timothy S. Lane, Relationships: A Mess Worth Making

Augustine of Hippo
“He that becomes protector of sin shall surely become its prisoner.”
Augustine of Hippo, City of God

Criss Jami
“Man has 2 common problems with God: the one is that there is evil in the world; the other is that free will is limited. The one, he is charging that the world is too evil; the other is that it is not evil enough.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“The Weight of One Feather"

Many fear death
Because they already
Feel ridden with sin,
But no man on this earth
Is filled with only white light
Have more faith
In our Maker,
For our souls and minds
Were created by Him.
Just remember that,
When your deeds
Are measured
By the scale –
The good side
Must outweigh
The bad,
And your heart
Must be as light
As a feather
To win.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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