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The prodigal was a backslider: when furthest from home he could yet think and speak of the privileges of his father's house.
SEPARATION AND SERVICEJAMES HUDSON TAYLOR
He was a backslider, and had stopped in passing, being attracted by a hymn I was singing—one his mother used to sing.
PRISONS AND PRAYER: OR A LABOR OF LOVEELIZABETH RYDER WHEATON
Retire then, thou poor backslider, from the haunts of evil—and yet hope for mercy.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
If a sinner, newly awakened, be in danger of this species of despondency, a backslider is still more so.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
A man isn't a backslider because he's carnally weak, and a man isn't a saint because he's moral and well-behaved.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
She was a backslider and put off her return to God and kept putting it off.
STEVE P. HOLCOMBE, THE CONVERTED GAMBLERREV. GROSS ALEXANDER
I low you might say, an be near the truth, that Im a damned backslider.
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELFNORMAN DUNCAN
After several voyages Borella became "cold and a backslider," and an eye disease nearly blinded him.
THE KIRK ON RUTGERS FARMFREDERICK BRCKBAUER
You would not straightway brand the art of music as heretical, if perchance some musician were to be apprehended as a backslider.
DESIDERIUS ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAMEPHRAIM EMERTON
Six weeks passed in this state of spiritual declension, when God took a strange way to reclaim the backslider.
GEORGE MULLER OF BRISTOLARTHUR T. PIERSON

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