A sin is a sin is a sin . . . ??

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  1. blackbird

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    In the eyes of God--is that statement true

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    are there differing degrees of sin??
     
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    Yeppers!

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    SIN and sin--and little white lies--

    The scripture speaks of degrees of sin up to and including "a sin unto death".

    "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." "There are none righteousness, not one." This takes away the "I am not so bad--look at him" approach to righteousness.

    It matters not how many "venial" or "mortal" sins one has committed(there are also sins of omission)--all are separated from God without the imputed righteousness of Jesus through His shed blood. Sorry, no indulgences or purgatory available here. No one can pay for our sins but Jesus--which He has done once--for all.

    Why do some people try to crucify Him daily?


    "It is finished."--Jesus, circa A.D. 33, on a hill called Golgotha.

    Selah,

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    There are differing degrees of sin. In the OT, God prescribed various levels of punishment for different types of sin. In the NT, Jesus had much harsher words for some mis-doings than others.

    I think that the confusion comes in because it is correctly noted that ANY sin renders us unholy before a perfect God, and in that sense it makes no difference what the sin is or how serious it is. But, that doesn't mean that all sins are equal in severity.
     
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    I think P.Jim is on the right track here. All sin is rebellion against God and therefore deserving of death.

    HOWEVER, the expression and effects of all sin are NOT the same and the punishments given to the ancient theocracy of Israel by God in their legal system reflect this. Our legal systems today also reflect this.
     
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    Yes, Amen!!! P. Jim and Helen. I also agree.


    love in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour,
    michelle
     
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    There are degrees of sin, but at the end of the day, what matters is that almost all sins can be forgiven, but one:

    Matt 12:31 - Every sin or blasphemy can be forgiven, except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which cannot be forgiven.

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    [ November 09, 2004, 11:27 AM: Message edited by: dianetavegia ]
     
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    I would have to agree with PA Jim, Helen and Michelle on this. (Wow! I agree with Michelle?? ;) )
     
  9. Johnv

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    Yes, and yes.

    Any sin, no matter how small, makes us unworthy to enter the kingdom. In that aspect, sin is sin. And, in that aspect, no sin can keep us from receiving the gift of salvation given to us by Christ. However, some sins have greater consequences than others. For example, if I steal, I might have to do jail time, and pay restitution. If I lie about my age, I might just disappoint someone when they discove the truth.
     
  10. blackbird

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    Like your wife, Johnv?? Rumor has it that you robbed the cradle---could you be paying for that theft as of right now??? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Your buddy,
    Blackbird
     
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    When you're my age (pushing 40) and dating, robbing the cradle is not only preferred, I think they teach classes on it at the local community college. Seriously, though, my wife-to-be is 10 years younger than me. So I guess it depends on what one considers the "cradle cutoff" [​IMG]
     
  12. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Count me in as well! [​IMG]
     

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