To repudiate means "to cast off, to disown; to reject as unauthorized or as having no authority or binding force on one, to refuse to discharge or acknowledge a debt or other obligation."

Self often repudiates moral and ethical obligations that are binding on soul, thus tainting the soul and creating yet more spiritual debt. Repudiation of responsibility for a brother is mankind's greatest psychological and moral sin.

Edna Lister on Repudiation

You always have to take something you dislike with what you like. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 26, 1939.

Never object under any circumstances, but always accept. Objections reveal resentment, and that an "I know more than you" attitude is under the surface. – Edna Lister, Taking on the Work of the Christ, October 20, 1946.

Eliminate the taint of repudiating people, for while such an attitude may drive them away temporarily, they will always seek to climb back into the nest. – Edna Lister, To Seek the Light, June 10, 1951.

If you repudiate the debt, you must pay it again. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, July 6, 1954.

"I can't stomach that" is repudiating responsibility for lifting, which causes many stomach ailments. – Edna Lister, The Brain: Our Instrument of Power, September 24, 1957.

When anyone reaches a saturation point of refusing to accept the law or repudiating a higher truth, he is "set" at that highest possible rate of vibration of law he has attained, so that he may not fall lower. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 4, 1957.

The masses repudiate truth, like children who fear God may punish them. As Adam said, "I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself" – Genesis 3:10. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, May 12, 1958.

Contraction and repudiation condense and crystallize the soul. – Edna Lister, Eight Great Powers of Being, June 23, 1959.

Be sure to add the fatal words of repudiation, "Why, I didn't say that," to your list of taints. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 14, 1960.

If you repudiate a task, you meet it in seven different, harder ways. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, April 2, 1962.

Lukewarmness follows the law of repudiation, under which you can achieve nothing. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, November 29, 1962.

"I can't accept that" is repudiation. Repudiate nothing. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, January 10, 1963.

Repudiation is the greatest block to progress, a great zero, and it has no sense. To consciously repudiate anything pushes everything good away with the thing you repudiate. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, January 10, 1963.

Repudiation spreads like spores propagate a fungus. You dare not live by repudiation or denial, or you will push away all good. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, January 10, 1963.

If you repudiate Power, you shall suffer, and it could include physical pain. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, June 17, 1963.

Self‑saving excuses and explanations repudiate personal responsibility. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, June 28 1964.

If you repudiate what you had, you forget it – it's wiped out as self puts soul memory to sleep. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, September 3, 1964.

Accept or repudiate, it is your choice. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, May 9, 1966.

When you meet the same lesson repeatedly, you are repudiating God's desire for you. When you learn the lesson, it stops coming because you have ceased repudiating God. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 20, 1966.

"I can't do it" is repudiation. The Father knows what you can do, so declare you shall do it in the right way at the right time. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, June 14, 1967.

Opinions and prejudices repudiate truth. When you repudiate truth, you "blow up" inside and become ill. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, May 23, 1968.

You must lift repudiation, which is "the devil incarnate" of self. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, February 9, 1969.

Senility arises from repudiation, refusing to accept and see truth, which is easy because you brought the tendency not to awaken enough active cells of acceptance with you into this life. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, May 27, 1971.

When you dwell on "won't, don't" and "can't," you are repudiating God. – Edna Lister, Undated Papers, 1933-1971.

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New Testament on Repudiation

He who rejects me and receives not my words, has one who judges him: The word that I have spoken shall judge him in the last day. – John 12:48.

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Etymology of repudiate: Latin repudiare, repudiat-, from repudium, "divorce."

Repudiation is a soul taint.

Repudiation is a sin.


The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 volumes. E.S.C. Weiner, editor. Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).

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