I listen to Ray Comfort a lot, and he and Kirk Cameron do a lot of talking to people on the street.
The 3 questions they nearly always ask are these:
1) Have you ever told a lie?
2) Have you ever stolen something?
3) Have you ever looked at some one with lust in your heart?
Mostly the answers he gets, (if they are honest....)is YES
So, what I was wondering is ...is any one of the above worse then the other? In my mind sin is sin.....
We read in Corinthians (1 Cor:6 v 9 - 11) Paul speaking:
“ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived: Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the Kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But ye are washed, ye are sanctified, ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
It is quite a list......and one item is no worse than any other...they are all equal in God’s eyes. They are all unrighteous.....
So any “yes” answer to the above 3 questions... is just as bad as any “yes” answer to the list that Paul makes. And Paul even explains... “And such were some of you”
But Paul then further says..... “But ye are washed....ye are sanctified.....ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God”
There is always hope for us to be set free through Christ Jesus, no matter what the bondage...