Truth Ministries
Search the scriptures daily to find out wheather these things (are) so. (Acts 17:11)

July, 2013
Is All Sin Equal?

Romans 6:23 ...the wages of sin is death...

1 John 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin, (but) there is sin not leading to death.

For Example...

Matthew 12:32 ...whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.

But...

Mathew 12:32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him.

So all sin isn't equal?

John 19:11 Jesus (told Pilate), "...the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin."

So Jesus compares sins? Yes

Example...

Jeremiah 7:26 Judah... did worse than their fathers.

1 Kings 16:25 (King) Omri did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all who were before him.

1 Timothy 5:8 ...anyone (who) does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

So will Jesus Judge people differently? Yes

James 3:1 ...you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

And...

Luke 20:46-47 "(those)...who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."

Hebrews 10:29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?

What about comparable sins?

Mathew 5:27-28 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not commit adultery. (Jesus say's)"...that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Even...

1 John 3:15 ...(one) who hates a brother or sister is (considered) a murderer...

Mark 7:20-23 (Jesus say's)..."What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, and evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. "All these evil things come from within and defile a man."

Isaiah 55:8-9 "...my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Praise be to...

2 Timothy 4:8 ...the Lord, the righteous Judge...

More food for thought...

Romans 2:12 ...as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law...

See The Truth About The Law

People who embrace sin bi and large believe no one has a right to judge because all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). They also believe all sin is equal and that we are all sinners. What they don't know is that we have been justified freely...through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24). What they don't know is that whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God (1 John 3:9). Finally but not least what they don't know is that all sin is not equal.

See The Truth About Judging

May, 2013
Warning to Pastors
To those who shepherd the sheep of the Lord.

1 Peter 4:17 ...the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God...

And you Shepherds/Teachers will...

James 3:1 ...receive a stricter judgment.

Jeremiah 23:1 "Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!" says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: "You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings," says the Lord.

Mathew 15:8-9 ...(You) honor Me with (your) lips, But (your) heart is far from Me. And in vain (you) worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' "

Jeremiah 10:21 (You) ...shepherds have become dull-hearted, And have not sought the Lord...

Isaiah 56:11 (You are) ...greedy dogs...(who)...never have enough. (You) ...are shepherds Who cannot understand...

Titus1:16 (You) profess to know God, but in works (You) deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

Jeremiah 5:31...(You) priests rule by (your) own power; And My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?

Jeremiah 25:34 "Wail, shepherds, and cry! Roll about in the ashes, You leaders of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions are fulfilled; You shall fall like a precious vessel. And the shepherds will have no way to flee, Nor the leaders of the flock to escape.

Jeremiah 50:6 "My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray...

Ezekiel 34:2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

Ezekiel 34:10 Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them."