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  • True paradise was not here in this sin-stained world -- it was in heaven.

    Brenda Peterson: Oil Spill: A Great Awakening?

  • That is, God created a special, sin-free soul for Mary, rather than just letting her pick up a sin-tainted soul from the common sin-stained soul grab-bag of human souls.

    Obama's Wooing Of Evangelicals Runs Into Fierce Resistance

  • I replied, "I seem to have a need to suffer," which might have been inculcated by my education in Roman Catholic schools, where I was taught that my sin-stained soul would be denied the joys of heaven if I failed to cleanse it through one form of self-flagellation or another.

    Phil Caputo: Old Age and Elk Hunting in the Rocky Mountains

  • Yet heartache and trials are inevitable in this sin-stained and fallen world….

    When God Answers Prayer

  • I seem to have flung myself — sick, sin-stained, and sorrow-blackened — down upon these forest leaves, and to have risen up all made anew, and with new powers to glorify Him that hath been merciful!

    The Scarlet Letter

  • AFTER a storm has wreaked its fury upon a sin-stained world, it is said that poisonous gases are dissipated, the air is purer, vegetation is washed and all nature rises refreshed and purified.

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • Also "And oft I think, if e'en earth's sin-stained ground," a translation of stanzas I, IX, by Mrs. Stanley Carr in her translation of Wildenhahn's Paul Gerhardt, 1845 and 1856. 5.

    Paul Gerhardt as a Hymn Writer and his Influence on English Hymnody

  • It is one pure soul, precious as multitudes of more sin-stained souls.

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race

  • The sun that had lighted up the world had sunk below the horizon, amid clouds of gold and purple, seemingly well pleased to have witnessed, on this sin-stained earth, so grand and noble a scene as that of a young and happy, handsome and rich king, recognising God's providence, and offering up so worthy a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to Him who had placed him upon the throne.

    Little Folks (July 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • We need such men in this old sin-stained and weary world.

    Russell H. Conwell


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