Misquoting God

It's a serious sin to teach that God sees all sins alike

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)

(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 teach that God sees all sins alike

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...