Sentence Examples with the word backsliding

Hermas sees that mere repentance is not enough to meet the backsliding condition in which so many Christians then were, owing to the recoil of inveterate habits of worldliness 4 entrenched in society around and within.

Carlyle was throughout a pessimist or a prophet denouncing a backsliding world.

They held up before a backsliding people the ideals of human duty, of religious truth and of national policy.