“Take this rule: whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.” — Susanna Wesley (Letter to her son John Wesley <> June 8, 1725)

“whatever does not proceed from faith is sin” – romans 14:23

“my memory is nearly gone, but i remember two things: that i am a great sinner and that christ is a great savior”. – john newton, author of the hymn “amazing grace”, ¬†shortly before his death.

therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in christ jesus. – rom. 8:1