Are All Sins The Same?

Some may have been taught all sins are the same based on James chapter 2:


For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker. (James 2:10-11) 

All this scripture says is that if you commit murder than you have broken the law. Nothing in this passage states all sins are the same. 

However, did you know that Jesus said himself that there are degrees (greater) in sins. (John 19:11) 

There is an eternal sin (Mark 3:29) while others are not. 

There are specific sins against ones body (1 Cor. 6:18). 

Please ponder and consider 1 John 5:16: 

“If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that.” 

Notice what else John went on to say in the very next verse: 

All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death (Vs 17) 

In other words, the bible says there are different degrees in sin. Not all sins are the same as there is a sin that leads to death and a sin that does not lead to death. 

Sins such as worry (Phil 4:6), and not being completely humble and gentle (Eph 4:2) are never listed in the bible as sins that can cause one to end up in the lake of fire. 

However, there are sins that will cause one to end up in the lake of fire if they die in an unrepented state even though one was once in a saved condition. (1 Cor 6:9, 10; Rev 21:8, Gal 5:19-21) 

Please consider and give thoughtful consideration to the Word of God. 

Ezekiel33



 

ezekiel33 ezekiel33
31-35
2 Responses Feb 11, 2010

You wrote:<br />
<br />
"But if someone has unrepentant sin (this could be envy or pride or anything at all) and refuses to change, that sin will lead to death..."<br />
<br />
Can you please support this with scripture?<br />
<br />
When King David was committing his sin of adultery and murder, did he loose his salvation?

In all humbleness, I have to say that God detests all sin. In Romans 1:29–32, there is a long indictment of sins. Any of them leads to death. Romans 3:23 makes it very clear that All of sinned and then in Romans 6:23 it says all will receive death. What John means by sin that does not lead to death is sin that is repented of. A believer can sin. But if he repents, that sin will not lead to death. But if someone has unrepentent sin (this could be envy or pride or anything at all) and refuses to change, that sin will lead to death. You must take Scripture as a whole and not just look at one verse in isolation. Scripture as a whole tells of how sin is offensive to God and to his honour. Therefore anyone with sin will not receive eternal life. You can imagine therefore, how precious it is the salvation that Jesus bought with his own blood. Everyone needs it. Everyone. The repentant sinner is washed clean by the blood of Christ. His sin will not lead to death. The unrepentant sinner will not be washed clean by Jesus' blood. His sin will lead to death.