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  • The term peccatum here seems to mean 'mistake' rather than 'sin.'

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  • After their conversion completed, and this either upon the committing of a conscience-wasting sin, such as Tertullian calls peccatum devoratorium salutis, or upon the undergoing of some heavy affliction of a bigger standard and proportion, blacker hue and complexion, than what befalls ordinary men, as in the case of Job.

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  • In like manner the Latins by peccatum, which is sin, signify all manner of deviation from the law; but by crimen (which word they derive from cerno, which signifies to perceive) they mean only such sins as may be made appear before a judge, and therefore are not mere intentions.

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  • To 'cease from sin' I say, understanding by sin, not from sin altogether - that is a higher perfection than this life will bear, but as the Apostle expoundeth, Ne regnet peccatum, that is from the 'dominion of sin' to cease.

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  • Quod autem crebrius bella concutiant, quod sterilitas et fames solicitudinem cumulent, quod saevientibus morbis valitudo frangitur, quod humanum genus luis populatione vastatur; ob peccatum omnia.

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  • Vel malus vel impotens, qui peccatum permittit, &c.

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  • Non loquor de omni desperatione, sed tantum de ea qua desperare solent homines de Deo; opponitur spei, et est peccatum gravissimum,

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  • Talem se exhibuit, ut nec in Christum, nec Mahometan crederet, unde effectum ut promissa nisi quatenus in suum commodum cederent minime servaret, nec ullo scelere peccatum statueret, ut suis desideriis satisfaceret.

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  • Parcam huic homini, saith [6811] Austin, (ex persona Dei) quia sibi ipsi non pepercit; ignoscam quia peccatum agnovit.

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  • Convertar ad liberandum eum, quia conversus est ad peccatum suum puniendum.

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