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Does God see all sin the same?

Updated on September 27, 2010

I feel that when we have no relationship with Christ God sees us as sinners. When we come to Christ He sees His righteousness over us, this is how Christ stands in the gap for us.

Does God see all sin the same or individual?

John 8:7 says When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."


Sin(ned)(ning)(s)  Violation of the conscience or of divine law; missing the mark; falling short of God's perfect standard; also see sinful.

Let's use the adulterous woman as a example:

Did Jesus see her sin as adultery or just sin?

The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. He asked them "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.

They saw adultery, Jesus saw sin but forgave.

They began t go away older first, when Jesus asked her where they are and has no one condemned you she said " no one, Sir." Then He said "then neither do I condemn you."

He only told her to "go now and leave your life of sin NOT leave your life of adultery.

God does not remember our sin when we admit, repent,turn away. See Isaiah 43:25

Also see Psalm 32:1 and Psalm 32:5

Isaiah 43:25

We can become slaves to sin in our lives..Jonh 8:34-36

Do you see how all through this lesson how Jesus never mentioned a certain sin, but He referred to all sin as just sin?

See Romans 4:7; Romans 5:20;

Written By Betty Bolden

Jesus Is My Joy Ministries!




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      Betty Bolden 6 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      thank you sweetie1..maybe you might some more of my hubs on christian persons

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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      Hi jesusmy love nice hub even though we Hindus think differently but still very intersting hub.

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      Betty Bolden 6 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      Thank you planksandnails God bless you

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      PlanksandNails 6 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      ("Do you see how all through this lesson how Jesus never mentioned a certain sin, but He referred to all sin as just sin?")

      Are the consequences of our sins the same too? If I commit a murder, and Jesus Christ forgives me, will I still have to do the time?

      Sin is sin, and we are all guilty of it, but there are different levels according to Scripture. There are five levels the Bible speaks of and I will give some examples in Scripture.

      1.*UNINTENTIONAL SIN* – this is sin where we fall short where we make a mistake or we are deceived into thinking we are doing the right thing, but we are in error. Also, we can unknowingly be sinning.

      But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. - 1 John 1:7-8

      Also keep back Your servant from *presumptuous* sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I will be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression. - Psalm 19:13

      “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If a person sins *unintentionally* in any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and commits any of them - Leviticus 4:2

      2.*RE-OCCURRING SIN* – this is sin that we know is wrong, but can’t help ourselves.

      For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. - Romans 7:18-20

      Conforming to the image of Jesus Christ can take time. You cannot wilfully sin when you are trying not to and know that it is unrighteous behaviour.

      3.*WILLFUL SIN* – this equates to someone who claims to be a follower of Christ, but wilfully sins even though they know it is rebellion against God in order satisfies their carnal desires.

      If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - 1 John 1:9

      Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. - 1 John 3:4

      Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin. - James 4:17

      But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin. - Romans 14:23

      4.*SIN OF UNBELIEF* – this is sin of a person who does not care and fight or advocates for their sinful behaviour. In essence these people are in contention with God’s kingdom and His people.

      For if we go on sinning *wilfully* after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. - Hebrews 10:26-27

      No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. - 1 John 3:9

      5.*APOSTASY* – this is sin of fully understanding the Gospel and rejecting it.

      Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. - Ephesians 4:30

      and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. - 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

      There must be a distinction of the types of sin in this world; to call it for what it is, and what type of sin.

      If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth - 1 John 1:6

      Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. - James 1:15

      But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners - 1 Timothy 1:8-9

      If you were a witness to a molestation in the church, would you call it simply a "sin" or would you call it for what it is?

      I'm just poking at ("but He referred to all sin as just sin"). In the broader context of Scripture, should sin be voided of naming what the sin is?

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      You said it well.

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      Betty Bolden 6 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      amen my friends

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      Knightheart 6 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      I believe God sees sin as degree or categorizing. All sin is equal...from murder to being a pest to your little sister. Thank God our sins are ALL taken away by our Lord Jesus Christ if we accept his payment on the Cross, repent, and follow Him. How awesome is our God!!!!!

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      Justcallmeleroy 7 years ago

      Betty, My Sister in Christ I was reading your hub and this reminded me of a vision that the Lord showed me. I was in the Spirit and I was standing within a room that was dark. But I could see a light shinning from about me. As I looked down at my body it was lit up like a glimmering light and I raised my arms and there was a Robe about me. He was showing me How we are covered in His Righteousness. I Praise Him and Honor Him to God be the Glory. Amen

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      Betty Bolden 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      Wonderful HOOWANTSTONO

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      HOOWANTSTONO 7 years ago

      All sin is the same.

      Gods Grace and Mercy is far beyond what we expect, or even imagine. The least, we as sinners can do, is acknowledge our sin, and he "God" will cover the sin with his blood forever" Born Again". Even though we as humans can never stop sinning, we have our sins covered.

      To be in Christ makes us perfect sinners. Gods "righteousness" does not see our sin, because he sees Jesus Christ when he sees a sinner in Christs blood.

      We are new creatures in Christ and are unable to sin because we are Christs, and belong to God

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      Betty Bolden 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      Amen to all, thank you all

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      His daughter 7 years ago

      You are right. We don't see anywhere in Scripture that God classifies sin into categories. Sin of any kind is sin and all types fall into only His one category: SIN.

      Great hub.

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      Cedar Cove Farm 7 years ago from Southern Missouri

      James indicates that if you have broken one commandment, you have broken them all. So I would say that He views sin the same. There is not one greater than another. Good hub.

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      Tamarajo 7 years ago

      yes so true. When Jesus tells them that he who is without sin to cast the first stone he is actually arousing an awareness in them of the spiritual adultery they were committing against God Himself. They viewed her sin as far overreaching anything they had done yet God made it clear that they were as guilty as she. Jesus even tells them "you judge as man judges"

      It also is reminiscent of the man who was forgiven so much yet refused to forgive. He was utterly unaware of the magnitude of his own sin.

      Good meditation of truth.

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      Deidre Shelden 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      What a perfectly fair God he is! :-)

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      Wonderful truth. Many thoughts to consider, but also so encouraging. Thanks for sharing.

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      Denizee 7 years ago

      Our God is a loving and forgiving God. He knows our transgressions, but life is not perfect, nor are we the children of the Lord. This made me think of "To err is human, to forgive is divine." It is thought provoking and inspiring in it's own right. Bless you for sharing.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Great hub with great insights to ponder. It is truly amazing that our God does not keep a record of our sins. If God will mark our transgressions who can stand? But our God is awesome, all we have to do is to admit our sins.Thank you for sharing this here at Hubpages. Blessings to you.