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Definition of the noun backsliding

What does backsliding mean as a name of something?


  1. a failure to maintain a higher state

Alternative definition of the noun backsliding


  1. An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense

Definition of the adjective backsliding

What does backsliding mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. sliding back


"Backsliding" is a 1992 Australian film starring Tim Roth.

Printed books with definitions for Backsliding

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Google previewHit List (2014)

Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins by Brian G. Hedges

The Curefor Backsliding by Joel R. Beeke Backsliding is the worst thing that can happen to anyone claiming faith in Jesus. Find out why. Learn the diagnosis. Experience the cure. 99 pp. Learn more at “Thisbook is a masterpiece, andI do not say that lightly. This excellent work, sohelpfully spiced with quotations fromthe Puritans, needs to be read over and over again. Iheartily commend it.” Martin Holdt, Pastor; editor, Reformation Africa South “Joel Beeke's characteristic ...

Google previewSoul Baptism (2006)

by Lucian Gandolfo

Backsliding is an act of the soul not the spirit. In large part, it matters much how healthy and disciplined our soul is because it directly affects the freedom or restriction of our spirit. A vexed soul can weigh down one's spirit, but it can't cause it to die. The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians, "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed," (2 Corinthians 4:8-9). It is safe for us to believe God ...

Google previewWhy Jesus Died (2011)

A Meditation on Isaiah 53 by R. T. Kendall

Backsliding is a term that generally refers to the true Christian. It means to slip back after you started on your journey to follow the Lord.

Google previewUnderstanding Love

by John Turner

Backsliding is an apt description of the process by which someone who has known some measure of this grace falls back into a world apart from God. It is like slipping backwards into a dangerous trap. Backsliders cheat themselves, exchanging a precious relationship for a lonely existence. The backslider usually begins with casting off restrictions of religion or church culture that have little or nothing to do with God. The risk is that leaving the support network of the church leads to loss ...

Google previewSpiritual Growth (2015)

by A.W Pink, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor

Rightly did John Owen affirm "Recovery from backsliding is the hardest task in the Christian religion: one which few make either comfortable or ...

Google previewDivine mercy; or, The riches of God's pardoning and paternal love (1839)

by John Cox

The causes of this returning are, Gods • "Recovery from backsliding is the hardest task in the christian religion, and which few make either honorable or comfortable work of." Owen. Those who think and speak lightly of backslidings ...

Google previewLinden Grange; or, Discussions on Confirmation, and other subjects connected therewith, ed. by lady C. Fitzroy (1854)

by Erica Hope

to backsliding is the sad character of fallen man ; and it has been painfully exemplified in England as well as in Israel. At various periods, with few exceptions, we seem to have become almost wholly secular, and worldly, and unbelieving; and the predominance of this secularity and unbelief, even still. Is the grand danger of the Church."— Bickerstcth on the Promised Glory of the Church of Chri*t. " True notices of the prevailing perils of the day."— Prospect. Some of the !Vork% ...

Google previewManual on Ministerial Training for Church Workers (2014)

Ministerial Training for Church Workers by Gabriel Oluwasegun

Backsliding begins in the heart, although if it is not confessed and forsaken it will be noticeable in such lives in a very short time. Backsliding is a case of denying ...

Google previewDaily Wisdom for Teens (2013)

God's Word for Your Future--365 Devotional Readings by Toni Sortor, Pamela L. McQuade

Backsliding is a devastating experience. You'd licked that problem. There were plenty of others to work on, but that particular one was behind you forever (you thought). But there it is again, standing in the middle of the road and mocking you . Maybe it'll be easier to get past it this time, but what a waste of effort. Even when we know that God has forgiven our sins, we still get angry at our failures. They hurt our egos. When we backslide, however, the only thing we can do is confess our ...

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Quotes about Backsliding

I'm not sure it's the stimulus money that will necessarily allow the economy to recover. It will help to fortify our budgets, frankly, to ensure that there isn't as much backsliding in the areas of education and healthcare, for example. (Jon Huntsman, Jr.)
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Scrabble value of B3A1C3K5S1L1I1D2I1N1G2

The value of this 11-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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