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Are All Sins The Same?

Biblical Proof

All unrepentant sins can have the same consequence, an eternity in hell. However, this doesn’t mean that all sins are equal. Some sins are worse because of their quantity. “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen 6:5). Some sins were defined as an abomination and others were not. “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God” (Lk 16:15). Sins, like homosexuality and lesbianism are worse because they reflects a corrupted nature or because of the range of impact it has on society. “But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the LORD” (Gen 13:13). God checked out two cities “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave” (Gen 18:20). Still other sins are considered worse because they take advantage of those less able to defend themselves. “‘Cursed is the one who perverts the justice due the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!'” (Deuty 27:19). Some sins are worse because the knowledge the person has in breaking God’s Law. As Jesus told Pilate, “Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the GREATER SIN” (Jn 19:11).

Sinning against the Holy Spirit is considered an unforgivable sin. “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation” (Mk 3:28,29). If a man willfully rejects the work of the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and the gospel which the Holy Spirit presented to the apostles, they can never be saved!

It is odd to hear people proclaim that mankind has more wisdom than God to discern between good and evil. Even mankind knows the difference between jay walkers and mass murders. If man sentenced a jay walker to death, all of society would rise up at once and say this is unfair. Even so, if God were to send a man to hell based upon one stray thought, though that thought be a sin, most would say, “Who then could be saved?” The answer would be, no one!  All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23). God created us and knows there is no perfect individual. Thus, the reason Jesus came to seek and save the lost.

As one man once asked, “What is the difference between planning to rob a bank and actually doing it?” The answer was, “About 40 years in prison.” Show me a man who sins not and I will show you a dead man. Hypocrisy dwells within many who actually believe that they are sinless or that they will remain sinless before they die. Not likely. Face it, we all sin ignorantly from time to time and rarely ask God to forgive it. David said, “Who can understand (perceives) his errors (unintentional sins)? cleanse me from secret faults” (Ps 19:12). It is the frailty of man. The only thing that separates Christians from the same destination of sinners is their obedience to the gospel of Christ. Yes, Christians try not to sin, but no one has accomplished this feat yet, no one but Jesus Christ himself. God will measure all of our deeds, good or bad against his gospel come the day of judgment. (2 Cor 5:10 f; Rom 2:16) Only Christians have forgiveness of sins, and if Christians use the power of prayer and repents of their sins, they will be saved. Strive for perfection, but never assume you will ever obtain it. In the end of all things, the best we can do is obey the gospel, continue in the doctrine of Christ, endure persecutions, and hope by the grace of God we are given a crown of life (Eph 2:8 f; Rev 2:10).

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