(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.

Naïve 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