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  • verb Past participle of backslide


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  • I can still see the tears streaming down my father’s cheeks when I convinced him that his so-called backslidden parents, both of them Pentecostal preachers, were not being eternally tortured in the fires of hell.

    God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu …

  • He saw his duty plainly, -- if Ellen had "backslidden," he must give her another trial.

    Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation

  • I had now to this extent "backslidden" from this point in the slave's religious creed; and I soon had occasion to make my fallen state known to my Sunday-pious brother, Covey.

    My Bondage and My Freedom. By Frederick Douglass. With and Introduction. By James M`Cune Smith.

  • I, a "backslidden" Christian, believe that Christ sadly shakes His head when He observes how many Christians are neglecting society's most needy. - Home Page

  • The backslidden true believers were the first to fall to their knees, begging for a glimpse, even if it cost them their lives, as their less-experienced companions rushed over them to escape.


  • There was no way she could have made it to heaven with that sort of offense on her soul, even though she and Aunt Carrie had reportedly “come back to the Lord,” as we termed it, after over twenty years of being “backslidden.”

    God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu …

  • At the bottom line, there is little if any scriptural or historically based theological support for the concept of a yawning abyss where the vast majority of humans, including all non-Christians and disobedient or backslidden ones, will be condemned, doomed, and damned for all time.

    God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu …

  • Having backslidden from your FD flock, I cry pity and beg you to forgive me and welcome me back into the fold.


  • No doubt there would be some kind of altar call, and it would be necessary for him to confess his backslidden condition and give himself to Jesus, but he had done this twice before, as a teenager, and he knew it wasn't important.


  • As backslidden as he was, he wasn't about to give up on the idea.

    The Life And Times Of Jlo: 16 to 26


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