actual sin


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actual sin

n
(Theology) Christianity any sin that a person commits of his own free will and for which he is personally responsible. Compare original sin
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Noun1.actual sin - a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin)actual sin - a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin)
sinning, sin - an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
original sin - a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam; "Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden"
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The actual sin is sending poor Bragelonne to the wars; and to wars in which death is so very likely to be met with.
But for Kierkegaard, Mahn argues, what is fortunate is not actual sin but possible sin (3), as it is a condition of authentic faith.
that the source and beginning of original and actual sin consists in the knowledge of good and evil.
No, we're punishing ourselves, and our actual sin is pretty obvious: burning coal and gas and oil.
For the Reformers, though, concupiscentia is "understood as sin, not in the ethical sense, as actual sin, but as the sin rooted in the person which lies at the root of all ethical sins[,] and it can also be used as a term for original sin.
However much Macbeth is responsible for his actual sin, he
13) The discussion of social sin herein relies upon a distinction between personal or actual sin, understood as free and conscious acts that oppose moral norms, God's law, and conscience, and sin of the world, understood as a synthesis of the consequences of original sin over time throughout human history, including the imprint of sin on human hearts, structures, and environments.
No one would speak this way of an actual sin, Hodge explained.
The fact is, Augustine--like virtually all Christian writers--routinely distinguishes between original sin and personal or actual sin, as for instance in The City of God XX.
Hence the sin so transmitted by the first parent to his descendants is called original because, unlike an actual sin, it is the sin of every man inasmuch as he receives his nature from his first parent.
All men are stained with Original Sin, and subject to actual sin, all men need the healing action of the Redeemer in their lives and souls; all men need the charity of Christ.