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Definition of Backslider

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person who returns to evil or immoral ways
Backslider Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
One who backslides.
  
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backslider
\back"slid"er\ (&?;), n. one who backslides.
backslider
n : someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior [syn: recidivist, reversionist]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
(synonym) recidivist, reversionist
(hypernym) wrongdoer, offender
(derivation) lapse, backslide
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Backsliding, also known as falling away, is a term used within Christianity to describe a process by which an individual who has converted to Christianity reverts to pre-conversion habits and/or lapses or falls into sin, when a person turns from God to pursue their own desire. In Christianity, within denominations which teach Arminianism, such as the Methodist Church and Pentecostal Holiness Church, as well as in the Roman Catholic Church, backsliding is a state in which any free willed believer can adopt, which is a doctrine rejected by Calvinists. In these denominations, it is taught that the backslidden individual is in danger of Hell if he does not repent (see Conditional security). Historically, backsliding was considered a trait of the Biblical Israel which would turn from the Abrahamic God to follow idols. In the New Testament church (see Acts of the Apostles and Christianity in the 1st century), the story of the Prodigal Son has become a representation of a backslider.

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