(By Landon Schott) Is all sin the same? If you are a Christ-follower with a social media account, you might think so. It’s important to understand that in God’s eyes, not all sin is the same. I know immature Christians love to proclaim, “All sin is the same, or don’t judge me because my sin is a different flavor from yours.” That sounds good and it sounds scriptural, but is it biblically accurate? No.

Na├»ve believers usually say this by repeating what they read on the internet or what they heard someone else say. This all-too-common misconception of biblical truth originates from a misunderstanding of James 2:10, which says, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet offend in one point is guilty of breaking the whole law.” From a biblical perspective, the truth is that if you have broken the law (sinned) you are a lawbreaker (sinner) and need forgiveness from Jesus, just as we all do. That is what James 2:10 says. The mis-perception is that if you break one law, the consequences are the same as if you had broken all the laws. READ MORE