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« Reply #70 on: Wed Aug 19, 2009 - 20:57:29 »
they are equal in the sence any sin will damn a unbeliever to hell no matter how small we think it is. They are equal in the sence
every sin is a sin agaiNst the first commandment and as Jesus said break just one commandment you have broken them all
so yes they are ALL equaly damning.





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« Reply #71 on: Sun Sep 06, 2009 - 22:48:59 »
The sin of "unbelief"

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« Reply #72 on: Mon Sep 07, 2009 - 02:46:19 »
God examines the heart to determine its condition. It is the "Intention motivating the sin" he can examine.
King David committed adultery and murder yet god declared him righteous.

Annanias and his wife were killed on the spot by the hand of god for lying about the proceeds of a feild they had sold.

God did not call him righteous when he was unrepentant, but sent the prophet to him, and said prophet condemned him.  Subsequently, God judged him.  Then, after he had repented, he was restored unto fellowship with God.  In fact, (1Ki 15:5)  because David did what was right in the eyes of Jehovah, and did not turn aside from all that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite."

In another passage it adds to this one, and includes the numbering of the children of Israel by David, for which God punished not only David, but killed many Israelites for David's sin.  Does that fit into your understanding of a "loving" God?  It doesn't for most!

Does not the scripture state that they lied to the Spirit?  David didn't.  Also, doesn't the NT scriptures state that we are to judge and discipline the errant believer before the other believers, so that the rest of the believers will fear and learn?  That indeed was the result of the Ananias death stuff, as stated in the Word in that same account, isn't it?

David was His king whom He had blessed, for he was a foreshadowing of Christ's kingship, thus God was lenient.  Others would consider killing Israelites for David's sin as harsh, but it wasn't.  It also broke God's heart, that passage says.  God killed a newborn baby because of David's sin regarding Uriah.  That doesn't fit into people's picture of God either, does it?  Interesting to note that God didn't judge Aaron when he sinned about the idol deal, or the murmurring against Moses event.  And he sinned more than once, and egregiously too, but God only judged Miriam in the one such instance, and the common israelits in the other instance.  Every wonder why?  He was a type of Christ, a foreshadowing of Christ's spiritual priesthood.  So to simply take a passage and come to exclusive understandings of it is not only spiritual problem prone, it is also against the express injunction of God's Word.  For that one, and the scripture which states that truth in such incredibly clear words, read some of my other posts on other threads.
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« Reply #73 on: Mon Sep 07, 2009 - 05:03:32 »
There is an easily understood biblical answer to this.

The answer was explained by Luke to this question.

There are four types of sin. Each of them in successive order:

Sins of ignorance
Sins of negligence
Sins of planned separation from God
Sin of Unforgiveness/Judgmentalism.

In Luke there are a series of parables told to a Gentile world who knew nothing of sin and Luke has to explain it and their severity to an unschooled world.

The parables were told in order in order to help a world understand more clearly how God sees and views sin.

Lost sheep
Lost coin
Son who went away
Prodigal son (Prodigal taken from the Latin and meaning angry)

Jesus followed up these three parables with one last one of the "Shrewd Manager".
In this parable we see that Jesus understands that we as mortal men can't forgive as completely as God can...but that we are to forgive as comepletely as we can everyone equally...it is how we get to keep our positions as Children of God even if it is the worst sin that we can commit...

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Re: Are all sins equal...
« Reply #74 on: Mon Sep 07, 2009 - 07:00:15 »
johnDB, "Prodigal" has to do with the way the boy wasted his resources.

  
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* Main Entry: 1prod·i·gal
   * Pronunciation: \ˈprä-di-gəl\
   * Function: adjective
   * Etymology: Latin prodigus, from prodigere to drive away, squander, from pro-, prod- forth + agere to drive — more at pro-, agent
    * Date: 15th century

1 : characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure : lavish <a prodigal feast> <prodigal outlays for her clothes>
2 : recklessly spendthrift <the prodigal prince>
3 : yielding abundantly : luxuriant —often used with of<nature has been so prodigal of her bounty — H. T. Buckle>
synonyms see profuse

— prod·i·gal·i·ty \ˌprä-də-ˈga-lə-tē\ noun

— prod·i·gal·ly \ˈprä-di-g(ə-)lē\ adverb

A better definition of "angry" from this story might be "elder brother".   ::fit::

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I am not much interested in degrees of punishment after death, no more than I am interested in degrees of reward.  I have the Lord's assurance that I will be with Him in His Father's house -- if I am given the "lowly" job of doorkeeper, it's still more than I deserve!

And those poor souls in Hell, eternally separated from God --  I really doubt they will ever console themselves with the idea that the worse sinners are getting pitchfork pokes from more demons, or that there's double steaming pools of lava-like sewerage over there, but only a couple over here... (that's imagery, folks, i'm not guessing at literal scenery in Hell...)

My main concern about sin -- after the fact that we need the Lord to forgive it! -- is the effects it will have on my life, on my witness, on the lives of those around me, here and now on this Earth.

From my POV, some sins are worse than others in their effects in this life.

Trouble is, you can't catch and eliminate all the problems.  Sometimes they don't manifest for many years.  And the cumulative effects of even "small", less disruptive sins may multiply, reaching some sort of critical mass...
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« Reply #75 on: Mon Sep 07, 2009 - 07:09:40 »
"Prodigal" has to do with the way the boy wasted his resources.

   
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* Main Entry: 1prod·i·gal
   * Pronunciation: \ˈprä-di-gəl\
   * Function: adjective
   * Etymology: Latin prodigus, from prodigere to drive away, squander, from pro-, prod- forth + agere to drive — more at pro-, agent
    * Date: 15th century

1 : characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure : lavish <a prodigal feast> <prodigal outlays for her clothes>
2 : recklessly spendthrift <the prodigal prince>
3 : yielding abundantly : luxuriant —often used with of<nature has been so prodigal of her bounty — H. T. Buckle>
synonyms see profuse

— prod·i·gal·i·ty \ˌprä-də-ˈga-lə-tē\ noun

— prod·i·gal·ly \ˈprä-di-g(ə-)lē\ adverb

A better definition of "angry" from this story might be "elder brother".   ::fit::

I admit I don't know much about Latin...But I was told that somewhere in the entemology of the word it had something to do with the "against" or "angry" part of it...and since they did sound sincere and like they knew something of what they were talking about I believed them....

I know how the word has become known...and this is a discussion forum...

and if you have anything to add to what I added to the conversation...even if it is an agreement...it is good to hear.  ::tippinghat::

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« Reply #76 on: Mon Sep 07, 2009 - 12:57:28 »
The motive behind a sin doesn;t make it any more or less a sin.

And any sin, un-forgiven, un-redeemed, un-drenched in the blood of Jesus' sacrifice, will keep us apart from our God.

The motivations and the general willingness to repent of the person in question -- that makes a huge difference in how things work out.  Thus David and the after-God's-own-heart label, and thus the two dying after the real estate lie.

But, as far as lack of God's own perfection, as far as the sinner needing forgiveness and healing -- sin is sin is sin.

Can there be sin outside of motivation? 

Can we accidentally sin? 

I'm not talking about people who haven't read the Scriptures, and so might claim not to know that stealing is a sin.  Paul said God's creation reveals His nature (and by extension, His laws) so that none of us have an excuse.

But it seems to me that sin is solely a matter of the heart- the actual physical carrying out of the sin is almost irrelevant to God - the sin came when we made up our minds to put our will over His.  When we lust, that is when we commit adultery - long before we get to the deed. 

If lust IS adultery, and hatred IS murder (not 'just as bad as', but IS), then it seems that there's only one sin - putting our will over His.   

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« Reply #77 on: Mon Sep 07, 2009 - 14:42:49 »

There is an easily understood biblical answer to this.

The answer was explained by Luke to this question.

There are four types of sin. Each of them in successive order:

Sins of ignorance
Sins of negligence
Sins of planned separation from God
Sin of Unforgiveness/Judgmentalism.

In Luke there are a series of parables told to a Gentile world who knew nothing of sin and Luke has to explain it and their severity to an unschooled world.

The parables were told in order in order to help a world understand more clearly how God sees and views sin.

Lost sheep
Lost coin
Son who went away
Prodigal son (Prodigal taken from the Latin and meaning angry)

Jesus followed up these three parables with one last one of the "Shrewd Manager".
In this parable we see that Jesus understands that we as mortal men can't forgive as completely as God can...but that we are to forgive as comepletely as we can everyone equally...it is how we get to keep our positions as Children of God even if it is the worst sin that we can commit...


This is a repost of the earlier post I made so KMV can catch up with the conversation.

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« Reply #78 on: Mon Sep 07, 2009 - 14:47:11 »
Paul makes it clear that sexual sins are different.

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« Reply #79 on: Mon Sep 07, 2009 - 17:32:35 »
Paul makes it clear that sexual sins are different.

Tell him to take it up with Luke and Jesus...and considering the fact that Luke and Paul were often travelling companions...

and Luke wrote the Gospel of Luke...

and if there was something outside of the planned sin that sexual relations is....Jesus never seen fit to comment upon it.

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« Reply #80 on: Mon Sep 07, 2009 - 18:27:13 »

There is an easily understood biblical answer to this.

The answer was explained by Luke to this question.

There are four types of sin. Each of them in successive order:

Sins of ignorance
Sins of negligence
Sins of planned separation from God
Sin of Unforgiveness/Judgmentalism.

In Luke there are a series of parables told to a Gentile world who knew nothing of sin and Luke has to explain it and their severity to an unschooled world.

The parables were told in order in order to help a world understand more clearly how God sees and views sin.

Lost sheep
Lost coin
Son who went away
Prodigal son (Prodigal taken from the Latin and meaning angry)

Jesus followed up these three parables with one last one of the "Shrewd Manager".
In this parable we see that Jesus understands that we as mortal men can't forgive as completely as God can...but that we are to forgive as comepletely as we can everyone equally...it is how we get to keep our positions as Children of God even if it is the worst sin that we can commit...


This is a repost of the earlier post I made so KMV can catch up with the conversation.

I appreciate that, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to take away from this.  Maybe I missed too much of the conversation?

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« Reply #81 on: Tue Sep 08, 2009 - 12:34:16 »
Paul makes it clear that sexual sins are different.

Tell him to take it up with Luke and Jesus...and considering the fact that Luke and Paul were often travelling companions...

and Luke wrote the Gospel of Luke...

and if there was something outside of the planned sin that sexual relations is....Jesus never seen fit to comment upon it.



Lost me.   I was simply thinking of I Corinthians 6:18 and context.  Don't know what you are trying to say here.

As far as your post, which I didn't read until just now, Gleaning a list from the parable does make good sermon and teaching points, though Luke didn't say that directly and at best you are doing a good job of determining a probable point Luke was trying to make to Theophilus.

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« Reply #82 on: Mon Oct 12, 2009 - 16:03:06 »
"What sin do you think is the worst?"

The worst is not on the list: sins against children.

Matthew 18.



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« Reply #83 on: Mon Dec 28, 2009 - 14:53:19 »
This question is easy.  The sins that are greater are the ones I don't have any problem with, but others do. But, in Romans 1: 18-32,...Paul pretty much convicts us ALL. He does mention sexual sins in verse verses 24-27, and lot of folks like to stop right there,...because it generally serves their purpose in quoting it,...and also, Paul isn't steppin on their toes yet.  But in verse 28, he broadens his "toe-stomping path" and goes on to list ALL that are guilty before God,...including those who "disobey their parents",....Wow!,...Paul convicts kids!  We have all been kids and have disobeyed our parents! They are all there, and the tiny ones looked to be lumped in with the greater sins according to our own personal hierarchy of sin. To me, this passage just tells me that in and of myself, I am WITHOUT HOPE.  It is ONLY thru Jesus, the Christ, that I have any hope of eternal life.

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« Reply #84 on: Thu Dec 31, 2009 - 00:20:25 »
Can I assume the OP is referring to the difference in sins as pertains to Rewards or judgement?  If salvation, then there is only one sin that counts and that is "Blaspheming the Holy Spirit" which would be a total lack of faith.

I would think that only God knows which sins are worse in regards to rewards or judgement.  We can assume that murder is worse than theivery but even those sins have gradiations.  Is stealing a stapler from the office worse than stealing a gallon of gas from a garage?  Is killing a cop worse than killing a young mother?

Of course, child abuse would rank right up there but even then there are gradiations, slapping a child worse than yelling.  Sexual molestation worse than corporal punishment abuse.

But, in the end, it is God who judges sin, not us.

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« Reply #85 on: Wed Jan 06, 2010 - 23:31:45 »
It matters not if they be small or big.

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« Reply #86 on: Thu Jan 07, 2010 - 21:36:55 »
Perhaps the worst sin is the purposefully nonrepented of sin.

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« Reply #87 on: Wed Feb 17, 2010 - 09:49:32 »
I think the greatest sin is not having LOVE! If we really know God, we know the love of God. And, if we have the love of God in us, it will grow and replace all those sins. Love fulfills the law because true love does what is right. That is why we are not judged by the law, because it is the intent of the heart that God looks at. You can DO everything right and still have a wrong heart, which is what God looks at. The Bible says that love is even greater than faith. Too many times, people make what they believe bigger than their love for others, and that is why believers don't get along. Some care more about convincing others that what they believe is right, and they lack love.  If the right character is not behind the words, I already know that what they say is a lie. (Even Satan uses truths to lead people astray.)

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« Reply #88 on: Wed Feb 17, 2010 - 10:03:42 »
I think the greatest sin is not having LOVE! If we really know God, we know the love of God. And, if we have the love of God in us, it will grow and replace all those sins. Love fulfills the law because true love does what is right. That is why we are not judged by the law, because it is the intent of the heart that God looks at. You can DO everything right and still have a wrong heart, which is what God looks at. The Bible says that love is even greater than faith. Too many times, people make what they believe bigger than their love for others, and that is why believers don't get along. Some care more about convincing others that what they believe is right, and they lack love.  If the right character is not behind the words, I already know that what they say is a lie. (Even Satan uses truths to lead people astray.)

Amen...because love is Jesus in our hearts; if we reject Him, it is the unforgiveable sin.

I would say that is the greatest sin...not allowing love in (Jesus) your heart; all others God will forgive, because Jesus paid the price...and He resides in us.

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« Reply #89 on: Wed Feb 17, 2010 - 10:24:55 »



   The thread title is the question",Are all sins equal."?
   In my opinion,YES.   However, ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS . 

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« Reply #90 on: Wed May 05, 2010 - 18:05:03 »
"What sin do you think is the worst?"

The worst is not on the list: sins against children.

Matthew 18.




 ::amen!::

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« Reply #91 on: Wed May 05, 2010 - 18:25:21 »
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« Reply #92 on: Sat May 08, 2010 - 07:33:12 »
I have begun for the last 14 years thinking in terms of understanding the Bible from Generations to Revolutions ( ::smile::)

The key I believe is to understand our created reality in terms of right relationships.  God created us for relationships, with God, with each other, with the rest of the created order.

Sin in this sense involves a broken relationship, with God primarily.  It indicates not having a right relationship.

There is no sin that a new creation can do that is not breaking fellowship with God or each other or nature.  There is no good that a spiritually dead individual can do to establish a right relationship with God, each other or nature.

Jesus died so that we might have life, and that more abundantly.  

To consider Christianity in a different light than this, IMO, always gets stuck in some form of behavioral modification.  We are not told to do right as much as be in the light as He is in the light.

That's my two cents worth.
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« Reply #93 on: Mon May 10, 2010 - 04:12:21 »
I don't know if this was mention but people need to think about this and it might show you that sin is not an issue for us unless you are perfect in your soul and body like Jesus is!

what does this verse means to you?

Jas:2:9: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
Jas:2:10: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

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« Reply #94 on: Tue May 11, 2010 - 07:34:18 »
I don't know if this was mention but people need to think about this and it might show you that sin is not an issue for us unless you are perfect in your soul and body like Jesus is!

what does this verse means to you?

Jas:2:9: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
Jas:2:10: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

one love

Some commit worse sins in our eyes than others. Some sin less, others sin more, but God doesn't grade on the curve. We are unable not to sin. Therefore none of us, no matter how good a life we are trying to live, could meet God's standards for salvation.
Romans 3:23 says: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
That tells me I need a savior.
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« Reply #95 on: Tue May 11, 2010 - 07:40:13 »



   Responding to the thread title.

   In the eyes of man   NO.    In the eyes of GOD I personally don't know but I believe so.
   ( a number of people think they know).  We will all of us learn the facts one fine day. AMEN

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« Reply #96 on: Tue May 11, 2010 - 16:48:16 »
I believe all sins are sin before God but the only sin which is more than any sin is the rejection of Jesus !

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« Reply #97 on: Mon May 17, 2010 - 19:26:38 »
I have begun for the last 14 years thinking in terms of understanding the Bible from Generations to Revolutions ( ::smile::)

The key I believe is to understand our created reality in terms of right relationships.  God created us for relationships, with God, with each other, with the rest of the created order.

Sin in this sense involves a broken relationship, with God primarily.  It indicates not having a right relationship.

There is no sin that a new creation can do that is not breaking fellowship with God or each other or nature.  There is no good that a spiritually dead individual can do to establish a right relationship with God, each other or nature.

Jesus died so that we might have life, and that more abundantly.  

To consider Christianity in a different light than this, IMO, always gets stuck in some form of behavioral modification.  We are not told to do right as much as be in the light as He is in the light.

That's my two cents worth.
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 I'd take that 2 cents before I'd take 100 Schrute Bucks  ::smile::
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« Reply #98 on: Sat Dec 24, 2011 - 17:58:19 »
God says that all sin is equal in His eyes. It all weighs the same and shows Him the same thing. Lack of OBEDIENCE.

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« Reply #99 on: Tue Dec 27, 2011 - 18:25:41 »
God says that all sin is equal in His eyes. It all weighs the same and shows Him the same thing. Lack of OBEDIENCE.

Not true...there is an unforgivable sin.

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« Reply #100 on: Fri Feb 03, 2012 - 06:07:25 »
Some commit worse sins in our eyes than others. Some sin less, others sin more, but God doesn't grade on the curve. We are unable not to sin. Therefore none of us, no matter how good a life we are trying to live, could meet God's standards for salvation.
Romans 3:23 says: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
That tells me I need a savior.
2 things here I take issue with.

First, it is not just our perspective that sins vary in severity.  Jesus said to Pilate that His betrayer (Judas) was guilty of a "greater sin." He at one point warned the pharasees against committing the unforgivable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

So clearly HE did not consider all sins equal.

Jn 19.11 Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.

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Re: Are all sins equal...
« Reply #101 on: Wed Apr 18, 2012 - 06:23:26 »
Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.


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Re: Are all sins equal...
« Reply #102 on: Sun Apr 29, 2012 - 04:00:05 »
Kevin,

Your post might need editing? I believe I understood what you were trying to say, but it came out ????  
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Two people can commit the same act and be punished differently for it because one knew it was wrong and the other didn't.  ??

Lee,

I believe you are walking a very slippery slope in your article.

First, I do not see the Luke quote in the same manner as you do, rather I see it as a God of grace providing justice for those that might be truly ignorant of their sinning and thus meriting fewer stripes. I do not see anything in the passage to establish a hierarchy of sin.

Second, and much more important, as Janine has already touched on, the wages of sin are death...Lee, death is death. And to use your example of a speeder and Osama, (If speeding is a sin?), dead is dead.

Third, I would be very careful using Mosiac Law to make your point to people who are under a new covenant, especially when one of your priority issues is clouded by Mosiac Law.

Finally, I believe classifying sins to be very dangerous, because the temptation of pride is so strong. All of us are quickly inclined to establish ourselves as better than our brothers because our sins are lesser. This demands we enter into a judgemental mode. Personally, I often wonder if when I judge others I am not committing the unthinkable sin of assuming a parity and equality with God.  

Just a few thoughts

It is impossible to be in Christ and be in sin, it is one or the other but not both. It is outside Christ that one is a sinner 1 John 3 1-9.  Christ came to take away the sins of this world, how he does that is Gods Spirit in you and you in Him as one.

Gary


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Re: Are all sins equal...
« Reply #103 on: Fri May 18, 2012 - 09:15:03 »
There is a semi-rural stop sign in my neighbor hood. I hate that thing. I make many trips in the course of a day to and from my house. In my relatives state of Kansas there are no rural stop signs so it is up to the driver to use common sense. I wish my state could be the same. So I struggle with it all the time. I can't even tell if my conscience is bothering me or I am just aggravated by the inconvience of having to be lumped in with " to stupid to look both ways ". The stop sign is always violated by most drivers with a jesture of slowing down to some degree. But there are some who seem to be undisturbed by the stop sign and come to complete stop or it appears so. Then there are those who will scoll at you for rolling through and look like they would like to follow me home and give me a good lecture.
    One time several years ago I was stopped by the sheriff and given a warning. I determine that after that I would always stop because it seemed troublesome to me to feel like a law breaker and that was the simplist way to deal with my insobordinate attitude. Since then I have retuned eventually to my old ways. Days when I am frustrated with the obstacles of my day is when I am the worst offender. I zoom through. On days when I am happy and content I roll slightly. Either way I never stop.
   I think of my sin nature. Thank God for Jesus and the Cross. If I could burn an offering every year for that stop sign I would but I would feel like a hypocrite because I know I am going to run that thing over again. But the one thing that I hope I never do is condem someone else for going really fast through that stop sign even though I know that to much speed means not enough time to
react to that one time when someone else is coming like my daughter. That would be a very hard day if she got hit by a violater at that stop sign. I guess I had better try harder again to stop at that sign but that won't make it any easier to deal with the pain if some one else hits my daughter.

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Re: Are all sins equal...
« Reply #104 on: Tue Aug 07, 2012 - 18:22:09 »
According to Jesus, all sin but one will be forgiven, even blaspheming Jesus. The ONE sin that won't be is the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. To me that means ALL sin is equal. If your name is written in the book of life, you receive Eternal Life, if it isn't then you receive Eternal Damnation.
Matthew 12:30-32
30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Acts 20:15
Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
Sounds like the same punishment to all who die sinners without Jesus as their Saviour.
 

 

     
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