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- n. The state or condition of being sinless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being sinless; freedom from sin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
But such sinlessness, if it were to occur, must be the result of the creature's own free willing, just as God's sinlessness is due to the divine free willing.
We simply call that "sinlessness" -- referring to actual sin.
"immaculate conception," that is, the sinlessness of Mary from the very first moment of her existence, thus removing her from the sphere of sin-begotten humanity.
Apostle uses the term in a variety of ways, treating "birth of God" as synonymous now with the "doing of justice" (I John, v, 1, 4 sq.), and elsewhere deducing from it a certain "sinlessness" of the just (I
Without this sinlessness, many felt that the Church would have no power of Redemption.
By this statement, Christ could be said to believe in the innocence (i.e. sinlessness) of children.
It doesn't seem to be a saying produced in the best interests of the church who believed in Jesus' sinlessness.
The revivals converted millions by offering a millennial message of personal sinlessness and divine illumination.
First, I have no interest in defending Jesus' sinlessness, although I decided that raising that point in the conversation I mentioned would probably make the discussion take considerably longer, and so I refrained from doing so.
In other words, they were so saintly in regular life that the sinlessness permeated their fleshly self, and it remained "above" such things as returning to the dust from whence they came.
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