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All sin is not the same!

All sin is not the same!

March 5, 2014 at 8:18am

Yesterday an abortion-bound mother said: "All sin is the same". This is something we hear often. I corrected the lost woman's false belief that murdering her baby was the same as any other sin. I explained that the Bible teaches that God has ordained different punishment for different sins. I gave the lost mother an example from scriptures. Stealing, for instance, required the robber to make a guilt offering to the priest & to make restitution to his victim, restoring more than what he had stolen (See Exodus 22:1;Leviticus 6:1-7) However, God required DEATH for the murderer who shed innocent blood. 
All sin is NOT the same. 
Here are the scriptures which compare God's commands regarding the sins of stealing vs the sin of murder. 
“You shall not steal."
~ Exodus 20:15 (Ex 21:16;Lev 19:11,13;Deut 5:19)
“If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.” 
~ Exodus 22:1

The Lord said to Moses: “If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the Lord by deceiving a neighbor about something entrusted to them or left in their care or about something stolen, or if they cheat their neighbor, or if they find lost property and lie about it, or if they swear falsely about any such sin that people may commit— when they sin in any of these ways and realize their guilt, they must return what they have stolen or taken by extortion, or what was entrusted to them, or the lost property they found, or whatever it was they swore falsely about. They must make restitution in full, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the owner on the day they present their guilt offering. And as a penalty they must bring to the priest, that is, to the Lord, their guilt offering, a ram from the flock, one without defect and of the proper value. In this way the priest will make atonement for them before the Lord, and they will be forgiven for any of the things they did that made them guilty.”
~ Leviticus 6:1-7

"You shall not murder."
~ Exodus 20:13
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind."
~ Genesis 9:6
"Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death."
~ Exodus 21:12

"'Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death."
~ Leviticus 24:17

"'Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it."
~ Numbers 35:33

‘If anyone strikes someone a fatal blow with an iron object, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death. Or if anyone is holding a stone and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death. Or if anyone is holding a wooden object and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death; when the avenger comes upon the murderer, the avenger shall put the murderer to death. If anyone with malice aforethought shoves another or throws something at them intentionally so that they die or if out of enmity one person hits another with their fist so that the other dies, that person is to be put to death; that person is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when they meet."
~ Numbers 35:16-21

Specifically regarding the killing of a pre-born baby (in this case, unintentional manslaughter):
“If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.” 
~ Exodus 21:22-24

The Bible teaches that degrees of sin in this life results in
degrees of punishment in the next life. 

For more on Degrees of Sin & Degrees of Punishment I recommend Thomas Watson's brilliant biblical treatise:

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