Although the Bible does clearly show that people need to repent for all sins, there is no passage that says that all sins are equal; instead, the Bible shows some sins cause more guilt or damage than others. One passage that clearly shows that some sins are more serious than others is John 19:11, which includes the passage "for this reason he who delivered me up to you has the greater sin." The Bible, however, concludes that sin results in eternal punishment.Know More
How grave a sin is can depend on several things, such as the person's knowledge of whether the act was a sin, how much impact the sin had on other people and how deliberate the person was in committing the sin. The level of rebellion also has an effect on how severe the sin in. The Catholic Church classifies severe sins as grave sins, and some of these include abortion, extortion, blasphemy, murder, perjury and false oaths.
Some Bible passages show that some sins come with worse judgment than others. Matthew 11:22, for example, says, "Nevertheless I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you." It also shows in 2 Peter 2:20-21 that it is better for people not to be aware of what they're doing is a sin than for them to sin knowingly.Learn more about Christianity
The Epistles of the Bible are the 21 books in the New Testament that constitute formal letters of instruction from elders to leaders and members of the new Christian church. Thirteen of the Epistles were written by the Apostle Paul, three by the Apostle John, two by the Apostle Peter, and one each by James and Jude. The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews is unknown.Full Answer >
The Bible uses the common expression, "you reap what you sow" in a number of different instances throughout the Old and New Testaments, including Galatians 6:7, 2 Corinthians 9:6, and Job 4:8, among others. The phrase is sometimes stated directly, such as in Galatians 6:7, while at other times it is implied, such as in Job 4:8 where Job's friend says, "Those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same."Full Answer >
According to Bible.org, there are four major prophets and 12 minor prophets in the Bible. The four are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel, while the 12 are Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.Full Answer >
In the Bible, the number 14 has a double meaning. It refers to the numerical value of the name David in ancient Jewish numerology. It also references the number seven, which in ancient Jewish numerology is the number for spiritual perfection. As 14 is twice seven, its use implies a double measure of that virtue.Full Answer >