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Sin is sin.

Daphne Daly writes:

The fact is that yes – the Bible does say that it is wrong for two people of the same sex to be together. However, it also says that it’s wrong to take the Lord’s name in vain. The Bible is very clear on what is sin is and what sin isn’t. It is also clear that there are no levels of sin. If someone commits murder, engages in sex outside of marriage or even lashes out in anger – it is all the same. Sin is sin. The Bible clearly states that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead for our sin. He asks for very little in return. He has asked us to be Born Again. Once we have become Born Again, we are “covered by the blood” as it states. We are washed clean in his eyes. It is pretty cut and dry without religion to jumble it up… It takes love, tolerance and acceptance for people to find their path. It is certainly not our place to judge anyone because of who they have sex with any more than it is our place to judge someone for any other decision they make. If a gay couple were to sit down next to me in church holding hands, I would just be glad they were there to hear a good word. I would open my arms to welcome them just as I would anyone else. Married or not, it is none of my business. I have yet to see any picketing going on about a man and woman living together before marriage- and that is sin, isn’t it?

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Todd

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11 Responses to “ “Sin is sin.”

  1. Barry L. Nall says:

    Romans 6: 1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

  2. Thomas says:

    Who is Daphne Daly?

  3. Brian says:

    This saying always drives me crazy because it is both true and false. It is true that when it comes to our right standing with God, sin is sin. But clearly some sin is more evil and has greater consequences (at least to other people here on earth), otherwise God wouldn’t have called for different types of punishment for different types of sin. So is telling a “white lie” the same as stabbing someone to death? Yes, and absolutely not. (my comments don’t address the main issue in the above paragraph, which is mostly nonsense and based in the completely unbiblical argument of “do not judge”. We all know that her argument is horse puckey. Right?)

  4. Gary Sweeten says:

    Is it possible to have examples of best practices when it comes to reaching people stuck in unbiblical lifestyles? The back and forth of biblical ping pong tends to cherry pick a passage or statement or two and argue from that one or two items. I would like to hear bout churches that are actually doing the stuff successfully.

    It is what most good businesses do all the time but Christians too often get into useless arguments over semantics.

  5. A Medrano says:

    Two things:
    1) conversion includes repentance, which means leaving ones former sinful lifestyle. Of course, not all people will do so. Especially for visitors. And depending on the issue at hand, it may be more of a process instead of a one time thing. But, it takes a community, a church, to help and assist a sinner from sinning no more.

    2) your sin is my business. To say that someone’s sin isn’t anyone’s business makes the church out to be more of an AA instead of a close community, a village, a family. My bro or sis in Christ is a part of me, of us, and what they do affects the whole body. As in 1, it takes a close Christian community to help each other, because we so love each other and not out of judgment, to assist us sinners from sinning no more.

  6. A Medrano says:

    For those who may not know how Jesus viewed homosexuality, here’s a piece I wrote.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rUPkMPLfwOu3JgaTz6xCSdIs98av6oA1SYn4FyVKOls/edit?usp=drive_web

  7. “None of my Business?” That is a ‘Dear Abby’ approach to theology. It is my business because my concern is for all people. My calling is to proclaim Truth to Power. All sin is sin and ALL OF IT is my concern.

  8. HC says:

    Jesus himself states not all sins are the same. Paul lists Lesbianism first as the number one example of degradation of sin.

    Todd, you’re dog whistling with this non-Christian liberal viewpoint article.

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