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actual sin

noun, Theology.
any sin committed by an individual of his or her free will, as contrasted with original sin. Unabridged
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  • Understand this, and you will understand what original and actual sin is, and what grace and duty are.

  • It says that of original sin: but it is equally true of actual sin.

    The Water of Life Charles Kingsley
  • actual sin consists in breaking any law of God made known to us by Scripture, conscience, or reason.

  • His is the only rule against which rebellion is more than a political crime, and becomes an actual sin.

  • The moral lapse to which she admitted was as incomprehensible to this cool and level-headed observer of nineteen as actual sin.

    Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • actual sin is all evil thoughts and desires, words and acts, springing from original sin.

    Luther's Small Catechism H. U. Sverdrup
  • And yet so much were they misled by mere appearances, that they thought it an actual sin to make a man whole on the Sabbath-day.

    The Gospel of St. John Frederick Denison Maurice
  • Neither the stain of original sin, nor the guilt of actual sin, ever obscured the mirror of thy soul.

  • I heard Elder Kennoch say we may have a hope that God will eventually take pity on those babes who have done no actual sin.

    Prisoners of Conscience Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • She never dimmed the luster of sanctifying grace which beautified her soul by actual sin.

British Dictionary definitions for actual sin

actual sin

(Christianity) any sin that a person commits of his own free will and for which he is personally responsible Compare original sin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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