‘A sin is a sin in God’s eye’
Question: Is there a sin greater that the other?
Answer: Romans 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God’. God has given a mandate that ‘a sin is a sin’ in His eyes. No matter what the particular sin is, there is no one sin greater than the other. Scripture mentions a host of sins that God detests. In Proverbs 6:16-19; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (just to name a few) a variety of human weaknesses is mentioned. From alcohol addiction, to sleeping around, and homosexuality, etc. are all the same sins according to the Lord.
Unfortunately, man has placed sins in a categorical structure. We have the propensity to look down on someone without acknowledging our own shortcomings. The deacon exclaims” down with homosexuality” while he is sleeping with Mary, Sue and Wanda. The reverend says” getting drunk is bad in God’s eye” while he’s skimming money off the top. And sister usher is quick to frown upon a potential new member who is homeless. In scripture Jesus is telling us not to pull the mote out of your brother’s eye, without first, pulling that beam out of your own eye. James 4:17 sums it up:’ Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin’.
Reverend Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Reverend Deal can be reached at the Westside Gazette, 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311 or by email at David.firstname.lastname@example.org.