I k now this is mostly a Catholic thing but lets look at the idea. do all sins have the same degree of punishment in the eyes of God? For example if you kill a person it is considered a mortal sin, if you lie to kids and tell them the cat when to a cat farm and is not dead it is a venial sin. Do you agree that some sins are worse than others?
The Catholic Church does teach that all sins are forgivable but they vary in severity.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Jun. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Jun. 8, 2009
Sin is doing anything outside of the will of God. It does not matter to God what the sin is, they are all vile in His eyes.
James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is
guilty of breaking all of it.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 4:58 PM on Jun. 8, 2009
Answer by Nathskitten at 5:38 PM on Jun. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Jun. 8, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 10:33 PM on Jun. 8, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 10:42 PM on Jun. 8, 2009
AngelDawn7 - Sin is doing anything outside of the will of God. It does not matter to God what the sin is, they are all vile in His eyes.
I don't think anyone is disagreeing that all sin is vile in God's eyes. But the bible does indicate not all sin is the same. James 2:10 needs to be taken in context. It's talking about our inability to keep the entire Law of God (a common theme). But James accepts differences in degrees of sin and righteousness elsewhere in the same letter: "we who teach shall be judged with a greater strictness" (3:1). He also mentions (1:12/5:16) different levels of righteousness. If there are different degrees of righteousness, there must be different degrees of sinfulness.
I think some Protestants believe in the diffence between mortal and venial sin but call them "backsliding" and "stumbling" instead.
Answer by eringobrough at 10:47 PM on Jun. 8, 2009
eringobrough - I was not raised Catholic, so do not believe in a lot of the teachings. I do believe that all sin is equal. I also do believe that God forgives all sin. There is no such thing as an unforgivable sin.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 1:26 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 4:02 PM on Jun. 9, 2009