Be Ye Therefore Perfect or the Ineradicability of Sin

Religious Studies 21 (1):1 - 19 (1985)
The Catholic Church holds it better for the sun and moon to drop from heaven, for the earth to fail, and for all the many millions on it to die in extreme agony, as far as temporal affliction goes, than that one soul, I will not say, shall be lost, but should commit one single venial sin, should will one venial untruth, or should steal one poor farthing without excuse
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