Are All Sins Equal?

Read Bob Enyart's life's work -- The Plot: The overview of the Bible is the KEY to its details!* Which of the Following Verses Teach that All Sins are NOT Equal? While answering that question, also answer this question: Who spoke most of the Bible verses which most clearly teach that not all sins are equal?

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- Jesus answered Pilate: "the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin." John 19:11

 - You who judged your sisters, bear your own shame also, because the sins which you committed were more abominable than theirs..." Ezekiel 16:51-52

- "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea." –Jesus, Mat. 18:6  [That is, it would be worse for that one than for the little one whom he tempted to sin.]

- "[Some] shall be beaten with many stripes.  But [some] shall be beaten with few…  For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required... I came to send fire [judgment] on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!" -Jesus, Luke 12:47, 49

- "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation." -Jesus, Mat. 23:14

- "Woe to you, scribes… you will receive greater condemnation." -Jesus, Mat. 23:14

- "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe [but] have neglected the weightier matters of the law…" -Jesus, Mat. 23:23

- "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves." -Jesus, Mat. 23:15

- "And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." -Jesus, Mat. 7:3-5

- "Bethsaida… it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.  And you, Capernaum… it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you." -Jesus, Mat. 11:21-24

- "In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow…" Revelation 18:7

- "teachers… shall receive a stricter judgment." James 3:1

- "Beware of the scribes... who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers.  These will receive greater condemnation." Luke 20:46-47

- These things are an abomination to the Lord: "A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:17-19

A cliché is impervious to Scripture. Most of the above verses easily prove false the unfortunate Christian cliché that all sins are equal, a falsehood not taught in any scripture. If this thought makes you uncomfortable, you may be nicer than God. But don't worry, there's a cure for that! You can read or listen to BEL's Nicer than God study! Then, as you're recovering, you can strengthen yourself by remembering that Judge Rightly is Not Some Guy's Name! So, of course, not all sins are equal. Each sin, though, insults Almighty God and apart from salvation would lead to eternal separation from God.

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