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  • James Mccoy on Job 14 - 2 years ago
    Where in the holy Bible what book and chapter verse does it say a CNA to seeing that once again is no worse than the other I heard a preacher preach that just wondered
  • Mishael - In Reply on Job 14 - 2 years ago
    Those are initials. There are many websites using those letters: CNA

    Go on Google and type: CNA, Bible
  • Adam - In Reply on Job 14 - 2 years ago
    Hi James, if you can define CNA or share a little more maybe someone can help you find a possible Bible reference.
  • James mccoy - In Reply on Job 14 - 2 years ago
    I meant SIN Is one Sin worse than another.
  • Chris - In Reply on Job 14 - 2 years ago
    Hi James. Thanks for that clarification. It all depends on whose perspective we adopt. From a human standpoint, I would say that there are degrees of sin that we can commit; one could place murder, rape, or child molestation at the top of our list, with gossip, gluttony, or greed at the bottom end - all depending on the effect our sins would have on others or ourselves.

    However, from God's perspective, all of mankind are sinners & culpable because of our thoughts, words or actions resulting from that sin nature within us. So whether the 'worst of sinners' as Hitler & those of his ilk, or 'least of sinners' as one doing a charitable work but for selfish, self-gain motives, all are seen as guilty before an Holy God.

    We can think of Jesus' instruction on this in Luke 13:1-5 when He dealt with the gradation of sinners. Were those Galileans who were murdered by Pilate any greater as sinners than others who didn't suffer like them? Or, those who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them & killed them but sparing others living there in Jerusalem - were those who died more sinful than those who were spared? Jesus' answer to them was the same on both counts: "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Jesus' answer was that, 'to God any sin is sin, but it's repentance that makes the difference to God, & under the Cross, God grants us forgiveness & a new life on Earth & in Heaven, in exchange'.

    So, as humans having empathy for others, we might grade sins according to their impact & suffering on others, but in God's Eyes, sin (any sin) is unacceptable & deserving of His Punishment ( Romans 6:20-23). But in Jesus there is hope for all.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Job 14 - 2 years ago
    Great answer Chris, as usual.

    Just felt like I should say, thank you for your faithfulness to GOD's WORD & helping all of us, with those answers.
  • Chris - In Reply on Job 14 - 2 years ago
    Thank you brother T. Levis. I think we all have something to offer, from how we understand the Word to how the Spirit leads us to learn & share. You too, have blessed many with your many Scriptures you share as an answer to other peoples' enquiries - for God's Word speaks more correctly & directly than what we might offer. Blessings.
  • Reply to Job 14 - In Reply on Job 14 - 2 years ago
    James All sin is broken fellowship with God, but depending on the type of sin depends on how much you affected.

    Example if you would one time get drunk that's sin. But if you decide to continually get drunk now your out of

    fellowship affect is much more constant and can lead to early death, while totally negating your fellowship with God.

    This can be said for anything out of balance, so its best just endeavor not to because no matter what you will be

    spiritually affected and infected so to speak. Also good luck with answer to prayer.

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