Originally posted by scottishinnz
Are all sins equal? Should any sin be forgiven if the sinner truly repents?
I got onto this conversation with pawnhandler in a thread about child abusing priests. He said he could never forgive one if they did that to a member of his family. I responded that wasn't a very Christian attitude.
What do YOU think?
Any single sin is enough to keep one separated from God. All sins would be equal in that sense. But obviously murder is a greater sin than stealing a piece of candy.
Now this won't go over well with some folks, but, repentance won't get one forgiven.
At this time, in this present age of the dispensation of the grace of God, all one need do is believe that Jesus died on the cross for their sins, and every sin, past, present, and future is forgiven forever.
What one does after salvation is obtained is an entirely different topic.
As far as forgiving some one for molesting one of my children, I would at least see to it that that person would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And if that individual was truly sorry for what they had done, then I would forgive them.
But if I were to catch them in the act I would probably do my best to maim them. And if they put up too much of a fight, one of us might get dead.
Sorry if that doesn't sound too christian. 🙁