from The Century Dictionary.
- Guiltless of sin; pure in heart, character, or conduct.
- Made, done, or existing without sin; conformed to the standard of righteousness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Free from sin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Without
sin; never having sinned.
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- adjective free from sin
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None of us here will be sinless, that is free of the full dangers and lures of concupiscence, until we are made perfect either after death or at Christ's coming - whichever come first.
Mary was not impeccable, but only sinless, which is a different thing.
If in your book that makes me "sinless" then so be it.
But let me tell you there are lot more "sinless" people out there than you might think.
One of the things that stuck with me from CCD was this idea of being "sinless" before taking communion.
Many high officials and important dignitaries were known to receive large revenues, to which the term "sinless" could not by any means be applied, and yet they retained their position, and were received in society with respectful deference.
To _promote separation from the world_ and deadness to it, and so to increase heavenly-mindedness in children of God; at the same time warning against fanatical extremes and extravagances, such as sinless perfection while in the flesh.
For the birth of Jesus to be "sinless" his mother must have been a virgin.
It's got NOTHING to do with saying victims are "sinless" or "don't need Jesus".
As it stands this shows a wanton disregard of the "sinless" Jesus toward swine, animals that the Old Testament already declared unclean.