outward act

See: overt act
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Hooper spent a long life, irreproachable in outward act, yet shrouded in dismal suspicions; kind and loving, though unloved, and dimly feared; a man apart from men, shunned in their health and joy, but ever summoned to their aid in mortal anguish.
This outward act testifies what happened in our heart when we repented our sin and trusted in Christ for salvation.
Melanchthon's biblical concept of eucharistic sacrifice rightly keeps one from imagining that God wants an outward act of praise or an act of praise that seeks to make peace with God.
The outward acts of worship will not reconcile; righteousness comes through faith.
This was an outward act of aggression,'' Bishop said.
One of the distinguishing features of the actions of the heart is that they can be cause for reward even if the person possessing them does not perform any outward act.
The outward act is the result of the inward intention or desire.
While Cubans were happy at the announcement, there were no outward acts of celebration in the streets of Havana.
The difference would then be between the outward acts of covenant observance and the inward disposition to justice and mercy.