quotes tagged with 'sin'

She prayed for me because she believed I was blind to sin, wanting me to kneel and pray too, because people to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them salvation is just words too

Author: William Faulkner, Source: As I Lay DyingSaved by l1nds4y in religion sin prayer redemption 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Give me 100 men who hate nothing but sin and love God with all their hearts and I will shake the world for Christ!”

Author: John Wesley, Source: BlogSaved by robshieldsis in sin discipleship impact gospelchange 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A recession won’t change the wages of sin.

Author: wayside pulpit, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in sin waysidepulpit recession wages 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

...for, though they needed not to care much what people said of them while they were both conscious to themselves of an unspotted purity, yet, because few could have come so near the fire as they did and not have been scorched, had it been known it would have occasioned suspicions in some and reflections from others. Good people would have been troubled, and bad people would have triumphed, and therefore let it not be known. Note, We must always take care, not only to keep a good conscience, but to keep a good name: either we must not do that which, though innocent, is liable to be misinterpreted, or, if we do, we must not let it be known. We must avoid not only sin, but scandal.

Author: Matthew Henry, Source: Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, Complete and Unabridged, Ruth 3:14Saved by ImaWriterIII in evil sin conscience good bad purity matthewhenry scandal 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Each of us will taste the bitter ashes of life, from sin and neglect to sorrow and disappointment. But the atonement of Christ can lift us up in beauty from our ashes on the wings of a sure promise of immortality and eternal life. He will thus lift us up, not only at the end of life, but in each day of our lives."

Author: Bruce C. Hafen, Source: Beauty for Ashes: The Atonement of Jesus Christ, Liahona, Apr. 1997, 39Saved by ragogoni in christ sin atonement immortality eternallife disappointment 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"People need spiritual anchors in their lives if they are to remain steadfast and not drift into the sea of temptation and sin."

Author: Elder M. Russell Ballard, Source: Ensign, Dec. 1993, 50Saved by ragogoni in sin temptation steadfast spiritual anchor 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Temptation wouldn't be temptation if it didn't appear attractive, fascinating or fun. But, like the pilot approaching a storm, you need to learn to avoid it, no matter how beautiful or intriguing it may appear.

Author: Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: Church Educational Fireside , Nov. 1, 2009Saved by davejames99 in sin temptation 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Our heavenly Father is more liberal in His views, and boundless in His mercies and blessings, than we are ready to believe or receive. … God does not look on sin with [the least degree of] allowance, but … the nearer we get to our heavenly Father, the more we are disposed to look with compassion on perishing souls; we feel that we want to take them upon our shoulders, and cast their sins behind our backs.

Author: Prophet Joseph Smith, Source: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith (1976), 257, 240–41Saved by davejames99 in god sin mercy 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Instead of dwelling on the wickedness and grief of those who have sinned, I rejoice to read how many have abandoned their sinful practices and are now on the road back to righteousness and happiness...let us...rejoice in the spirit of forgiveness, which is the comforting message of the Atonement."

Author: Theodore M. Burton, Source: "To Forgive Is Divine", Ensign, May 1983, 70Saved by jarvie in sin love tolerance forgiveness atonement 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Whatever else Satan may do, he will certainly appeal to our appetites. Far better to play on natural, acknowledged needs than struggle to plant in us artificial ones. Here Jesus experiences the real and very understandable hunger for food by which he must sustain his mortal life. We would not deny anyone this relief; certainly we would not deny the Son of Man. Israel had its manna in the wilderness. This is Israel's God. He has fasted for forty days and forty nights. Why not eat? He seems ready to break his fast, or surely must soon. Why not simply turn the stones to bread and eat?


The temptation is not in the eating. He has eaten before, he will soon eat again, and he must eat for the rest of his mortal life. The temptation, at least the part I wish to focus on, is to do it this way, to get his bread--his physical satisfaction, relief for his human appetite--the easy way, by abuse of power and without a willingness to wait for the right time and the right way. It is the temptation to be the convenient Messiah. Why do things the hard way? Why walk to the shop--or bakery? Why travel all the way home? Why deny yourself satisfaction when with ever such a slight compromise you might enjoy this much-needed nourishment? But Christ will not ask selfishly for unearned bread. He will postpone gratification, indefinitely if necessary, rather than appease appetite--even ravenous appetite--with what is not his.

Author: Jeffrey R. Holland was BYU president when this devotional address was given, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6831&x=57&y=9Saved by mlsscaress in sin appetite timing effort temptation gratification ease manner earnest compromise 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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