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The problem of the Christian believer's deliverance from sin is of concern to all traditional Christian theology. That the believer has a root of sin from which he must be delivered before he may enter heaven is generally granted. The point of divergence lies in the answers to those questions; what is original sin, when and how may one expect deliverance from it? Among the various Wesleyan groups a "this-life" solution to the sin problem is stressed, but because there are various answers to the question, "what is original sin?" the nature of the solution will be variously understood. The concern of this study is with the Wesleyan answers to the above questions.

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