Misquoting God

It's a serious sin to put words in God's mouth, especially when those words contradict God's Word. This 1-minute devotion explains one such case.

No one believes a child rapist and a gossip are guilty of equal sins, least of all God. 

But I regularly hear Christians say, "God views all sins the same."

1. All sins are bad.

2. All sins have equal eternal consequences (Hell).

3. All sins can be forgiven in Christ.(1)

But that doesn't mean God views sins equally.(2)

When we claim He does, we contradict Scripture and encourage a casual attitude toward sin.

Christians have God's Spirit and His Word, and we're responsible to share truth accurately (2 Timothy 2:15).

“The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows [a greater sin]. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows [a lesser sin]. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Luke 12:47-48(3)

We’ve been given much, so let’s learn what Scripture teaches and quit quoting errors. See the resources below.(2)

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(1) Actually, there is one sin that is unforgivable (Matthew 12:31).
(2) For multiple Scriptures that clarify how God views sins differently, please read:
Does God View All Sins the Same 
Lies Some Christians Believe 
Why Some Sins Are Double Sins
As Serious As Witchcraft 
Responsibility for Our God-given Purposes   
Billy Graham on this subject
Got Questions on this subject
Christian Apologetics on this subject
(3) In this passage, God calls intentional sins more serious than unintentional sins, something also present in the Old Testament laws (Numbers 15:22-31). 

It's a serious sin to put words in God's mouth, especially when those words contradict God's Word. This 1-minute devotion explains one such case. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

5 comments:

  1. Hey what exactly is the unpardonable sin...i know what scripture says but what does it mean? For example i battle fears of this and i have had some really bad thoughts before, i think that mostly they show up as what ifs but sometimes it imaginations and i cant tell if it is really me. I think i have allowed error in my life because i have believed that there is no such thing and i have allowed thoughts in that i should not have. I will say that i know the truth but im tormented to think otherwise. I was told that i had ocd and that my sufferings were common. I began taking medication and this seem to help but then i came across a man that said taking anti depressants were evil (pharmakeia) and that i would go to hell. At first i thought the guy was crazy but i felt wrong for taking them so i stop and my thoughts have since gotten worse. I wonder if i have committed this sin. Any response would be appreciated. Thank you

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    1. Dear Angela, my comments were not being published, so I just read your comment today. When a person commits the unpardonable sin, they don't care. They don't fear about what they've lost. They don't fear hell. They have totally turned away from God. You obviously have not committed the unpardonable sin. Please get a prayer partner to pray with you through this difficult time in your life. Take your thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ by writing out Scriptures about God's love and your salvation and reciting them when your thoughts are negative. Also - no one goes to hell for taking antidepressants.

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    2. Angela, I know that some forms of depression are mis-diagnosed. However, if you have clinical depression and have been prescribed anti-depressants, take them. Only those who reject Christ as their Saviour have hell as their final destiny. If you have asked God to forgive your sins, received Jesus death as the punishment for your sin and acknowledge He rose from the dead, you have His Holy Spirit dwelling within you. The unpardonable sin is blaspheming the Holy Spirit. That's cursing, profaning, speaking evil against the Holy Spirit.
      Praying for clarity for you.

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  2. Hey, I just have an interjection with regards to the antidepressants. Depression is a spirit and we need not be bound in taking meds to depress a spirit, you would not go to hell for taking antidepressants, however, deliverance is necessary. Believe that you can be free from the spirit of depression and you shall be free in Jesus name.
    Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
    1 John 3:8 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
    I command every spirit of depression to loose it's hold from off of your mind in the name of JESUS.
    Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

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  3. Jennz...depression is an illness just like any physical illness. God created our brains and along with them the chemical, serotonin. Some people don’t have enough and that’s what causes depression. Anti-depressants help to supply what’s missing. It’s no different from taking an antibiotic if you have an infection OR medication for high blood pressure. If you are saved, you are SAVED from any other spirit inhabiting you. No spirit can stand against The Holy Spirit. Please, please, please be careful about the advice you give to people with medical needs. I am only qualified because I have experienced and continue to experience depression. It took me YEARS to accept that it is an illness just like any other. I blamed myself for not trusting God enough to deliver me from my depression, until a Christian doctor finally got through to me what it really is. I thank God for him because I don’t think I’d still be here without his counsel and encouragement.

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