Definition of Actual sin
1. Noun. A sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin).
Lexicographical Neighbors of Actual Sin
Literary usage of Actual sin
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"actual sin primarily consists in a voluntary act repugnant to the order of ... Original and actual sin are distinguished by the manner in which they are ..."
2. Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace-book Designed for the Use by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1907)
"Inborn depravity is the cause of the first actual sin. ... If there be no guilt in original sin, then the actual sin t hut springs therefrom cannot be ..."
3. Views in Theology by Lyman Beecher (1836)
"The declarations, that there is a time when actual sin commences, ... The distinction between original and actual sin has been universal in the orthodox ..."
4. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"He again and again speaks •I' her as under ori/imi sin (ir. 241, i. l>54, lie., Paris, 1700); but with respect to her actual sin he ..."