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all sins not equal?

1 John 5:16

If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that.


Does this also mean we cannot repent of the sin, that we're sol?

 
rhanford

Asked by rhanford at 3:41 PM on Jan. 23, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (6)
  • Not all sins are equal. But all sins no matter how big or small you think they are will keep us from God, if you don't repent. The passage you quoted is about some sins resulting in death. In the law there are some crimes where death was the punishment. The passage you quoted is that we shouldn't pray that the person be saved from death due to his crime. Of course we should repent of all sins.
    m2KnL

    Answer by m2KnL at 4:54 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • how do you figure that?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • sol = $h!t out of luck
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • ditto anon above
    rhanford

    Answer by rhanford at 6:35 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • how are not all sins equal? all sins are worth of the same punishment death.
    rhanford

    Answer by rhanford at 6:37 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • We can see how some sins are worse when we read the scripture in Matthew 23:24, "Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!"
    And in Matthew 7:3"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
    So you see how Jesus compares as a gnat to a camel, and a speck of sawdust to a plank?


    The more serious sin requires more severe punishment. See the method of punishment for broken laws in ancient Israel. Not all the punishments were equal. The punishment for kidnapping was death (Exodus 21:16), whereas the punishment for stealing livestock was their restoration (Exodus 22:1).

    m2KnL

    Answer by m2KnL at 8:25 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

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