remission of sin

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Noun1.remission of sin - the act of absolving or remittingremission of sin - the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
indulgence - the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
penance - a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution
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Finally, Brague presents an account of the remission of sin, because it is through the remission of sin that God makes it possible for us to choose the good.
In the hands of Thomas Jefferson, Paul's imprecation ("there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood") became a secular litany: "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time," he said, "with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
In two chapters on the end of this period, prior to the Great Western Schism, the author outlines how the expression "pardon" for "penalty and guilt" was used, recognizing that, though language was often used loosely, it is clear from the sources that indulgences did not entail remission of sin or of guilt but only of the penalty that remained after absolution and contrition.
16) Nevertheless, although remission of sin depended on the penitent's true contrition, eleventh- and twelfth-century penitential theology also required that sinners orally confess their sins.
Officially, the 20-year ban is now attributed to misunderstandings created by a faulty Italian translation of the Diary, but in fact there were serious theological reservations--Faustina's claim that Jesus had promised a complete remission of sin for certain devotional acts that only the sacraments can offer, for example, or what Vatican evaluators felt to be an excessive focus on Faustina herself.
This flows from the concept of the jubilee as a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon.
In a sense, this is a special season to gain a blessing from God, and remission of sins by going on a pilgrimage to a Jubilee church nearest you.
A jubilee is a special year to receive blessing and pardon from God and remission of sins.
Whether that charge is true or not, it is certainly true that Stone-Campbell churches have typically affirmed that baptism is for the remission of sins and that it is effective in some way towards the believer's salvation.
As a "seal of salvation" that brings about remission of sins, rebirth, and the gift of the Holy Spirit .
she had denied the immortality of the soul, the presence of God in the Eucharist, and the remission of sins .
When Luther and other Reformers demanded that the Bible be made available to the laity in their own language, they firmly believed that these inspired scriptures, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the leadership of Reformed theologians, would break Christians free from the authority of the medieval church with its suspect practices, such as the use of indulgences for the remission of sins.