Relapse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To slip or slide back, to suffer a return of a disease.

2. (v. i.) To slide or turn back into a former state or practice; to fall back from some condition attained; -- generally in a bad sense, as from a state of convalescence or amended condition; as, to relapse into a stupor, into vice, or into barbarism; -- sometimes in a good sense; as, to relapse into slumber after being disturbed.

3. (v. i.) To fall from Christian faith into paganism, heresy, or unbelief; to backslide.

4. (n.) A sliding or falling back, especially into a former bad state, either of body or morals; backsliding; the state of having fallen back.

5. (n.) One who has relapsed, or fallen back, into error; a backslider; specifically, one who, after recanting error, returns to it again.

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The Sad Case of a Relapse into Known and Deliberate Sin, after ...
... CHAPTER XXIII. THE SAD CASE OF A RELAPSE INTO KNOWN AND DELIBERATE SIN, AFTER SOLEMN
ACTS OP DEDICATION TO GOD AND SOME PROGRESS MADE IN RELIGION. ...
/.../the rise and progress of religion in the soul/chapter xxiii the sad case.htm

And Lead us not into Temptation.
... Therefore, even though we be godly now and stand before God with a good conscience,
we must pray again that He would not suffer us to relapse and yield to ...
//christianbookshelf.org/luther/the large catechism/and lead us not into.htm

Communion Again Broken --Restoration
... The presence and comfort of her Bridegroom are again lost to her; not this time
by relapse into worldliness, but by slothful self-indulgence. ...
/.../taylor/union and communion/section iv communion again brokenrestoration.htm

Israel's Obstinacy and God's Patience
... They are: Relapse into idolatry, retribution, respite and deliverance, and
brief return to God. The last of these phases soon passes ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture f/israels obstinacy and gods patience.htm

Whether Derision Can be a Mortal Sin?
... But derision is not always a mortal sin when it tends to the injury of God: else
it would be a mortal sin to relapse into a venial sin of which one has repented ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether derision can be a.htm

Luke xxiii. 42, 43
... live a short, or a long, Time after their first Belief and Profession; provided
they shew the Reality of their Faith in that Time, and do not relapse into a ...
/.../sermon xvi luke xxiii 42.htm

Answers to Prayer
... The feeble mother was most sensitively anxious lest her daughter should pursue
some unwarrantable course which should lead to relapse. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/various/the wonders of prayer/answers to prayer.htm

To the Right Honourable the Earl of Lichfield.
... NIGHT FIFTH. THE RELAPSE. Lorenzo! ... Her golden harvest triumphs in the soil. If so,
Narcissa [20] , welcome my Relapse; I'll raise a tax on my calamity, 280. ...
/.../young/youngs night thoughts/to the right honourable the.htm

The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul
... CHAPTER XXIII. THE SAD CASE OF A RELAPSE INTO KNOWN AND DELIBERATE SIN, AFTER SOLEMN
ACTS OP DEDICATION TO GOD AND SOME PROGRESS MADE IN RELIGION. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/doddridge/the rise and progress of religion in the soul/

The National Preacher, Vol. 2 No. 7 Dec. 1827
... 6. Distinctly marked cases of submission and conversion to God. -- 7. Cases of awful
relapse into sin. -- 8. Cases of strong temptation and trial. ...
/.../leland/the national preacher vol 2 no 7 dec 1827/title page.htm

Thesaurus
Relapse (1 Occurrence)
... practice; to fall back from some condition attained; -- generally in a bad sense,
as from a state of convalescence or amended condition; as, to relapse into a ...
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Relate (11 Occurrences)

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Weed (3 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks
women in childbed. 4. (n.) Underbrush; low shrubs. ...
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Rekindle (1 Occurrence)

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Manasseh (140 Occurrences)
... He early fell under the influence of the heathen court circle, and his reign was
characterized by a sad relapse into idolatry with all its vices, showing that ...
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Kingdom (409 Occurrences)
... Against this relapse Elijah protested with final success. Ahab was a wise and
skillful soldier, without rashness, but also without decision. ...
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Israel (27466 Occurrences)
... Against this relapse Elijah protested with final success. Ahab was a wise and
skillful soldier, without rashness, but also without decision. ...
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Concordance
Relapse (1 Occurrence)

Mark 4:17
And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they relapse.
(WBS)

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