Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Is All Sin the Same?
I’m sure you have heard people say, “All sin is the same in the eyes of God.” But is it? James 2:10 says, “Whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point has become guilty of all.” However, I think that is different than saying all sin is equal. Somehow I think that child molestation or murder is worse in the eyes of God than driving 56 mph in a 55 mph zone. In 1 Corinthians 5:18, Paul seems to categorize a particular sin (sexual immorality) as a greater sin (or at least one that has greater consequences). In the Old Testament, God says that there are certain sins that He hates or considers an abomination. So what do you think? Is the “God sees all sin as the same” mantra just a bunch of “sounds-good-in-Sunday-School” hooey, or what?