from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sin from birth; original sin.


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  • The entry thereto was not by the magical washing away of an imaginary birth-sin, but through the natural and beautiful sacrament of human birth.

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles

  • Yet -- rather, "Truly," or, But affliction does not come from chance, but is the appointment of God for sin; that is, the original birth-sin of man.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Original sin (birth-sin), standeth not in the following of Adam, but is the fault and corruption of the nature of every man, naturally engendered of Adam [Christ was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin], whereby man is very far gone from original righteousness, and is of his own nature inclined to evil; and therefore, in every person born into this world, it deserveth

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Lust flows from the original birth-sin in man, inherited from Adam. drawn away -- the beginning step in temptation: drawn away from truth and virtue. enticed -- literally, "taken with a bait," as fish are.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • We were regenerated, that we might be penitents; not, indeed, that we should lay up new matter for repentance -- there is no need of that, God knoweth; but that we should repent all our days of the fallen nature which by our birth-sin is within us.

    Sermons. Volume the Second.

  • Time, opportunity, temptation, are necessary to quicken and unfold all that lies wrapped up in his birth-sin; and all these are ministered to him day by day.

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • Better were it for us that we had never been born; or, if born, that we had passed with no more than the taint of our birth-sin to the tribunal of Christ, than that we should live on only to become two fold more the children of hell than before.

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • If we could compare what the lurking power of our birth-sin would have made a man, who from holy baptism has been shielded and sanctified, with the actual energetic holiness to which the grace of God has wrought his inmost being, we should understand the deep mystery lying in the words, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature."

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • Has not the birth-sin of the world, so to speak, unfolded itself into the variety and energy of

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • Nature [1], "their birth-sin being at the same time washed away by the

    A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient)


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