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Misconception that committing 1 specific sin is just as bad as committing any other sin



There is a misconception, that some even use like some sort of excuse, that committing 1 specific sin is just as bad as committing any other sin.

That is, they say breaking 1 commandment, is just as bad as breaking any other commandment.



For example, their teaching would mean breaking the commandment to not wear a garment made from mixed linen and wool is just as bad and wrong as murdering an entire happy family after torturing them.


Of course this comes from misunderstanding a few sentences out of the entire Bible, which translations and teachers help to cause.


This can be a dangerous idea to have, one reason why is someone may convince themselves no one can go through life without sinning, so it doesn't matter what they do because they're no worse or greater than anyone else.

I have heard some who've never read the word for themselves use this excuse when confronted about why they defiantly sin as if they were saying there is no difference between them and the most righteous obedient Elohim loving person alive.


In the law,
YHWH clearly gives different judgments for different sins, some sins you paid a fine, some you would be beat, some you had a part of your body damaged or cut off(if you wickedly cut your neighbor's ear off, the judgment is to have your ear cut off, "an eye for an eye"), some punishments you would be put to death by stoning, another you would be put to death by burning, some you would be cut off from the people, also there is some sins he expressed great disgust for and also some have promises that he will not hold people guiltless who do them like take his name for a vain thing.

So now that I mentioned some of the obvious points in the Law, I will move forward.


Here we can see our creator clearly saying one abomination is greater than another;
Ezekiel 8:4 "And, behold, the glory of the Elohim of Yisrael was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. Then said he to me, Son of man, lift up your eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up my eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. He said furthermore to me, Son of man, see you what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Yisrael commits here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn you yet again, and you shall see GREATER abominations. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he to me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had dig in the wall, behold a door. And he said to me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Yisrael, portrayed on the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Yisrael, and in the middle of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he to me, Son of man, have you seen what the ancients of the house of Yisrael do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say,
YHWH sees us not; YHWH has forsaken the earth. He said also to me, Turn you yet again, and you shall see GREATER abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of YHWH house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he to me, Have you seen this, O son of man? turn you yet again, and you shall see GREATER abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of YHWH's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of YHWH, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of YHWH, and their faces toward the east; and they worshiped the sun toward the east"


Also Yahushua the Messiah clearly states certain laws have more weight to them and we should not neglect them for less weighty commandments, but instead do all of the law since of course not all sins are the same in wickedness, but you can not say one commandment is more important than another since we must keep all of them;
Matthew 23:23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, judgment and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, while also not neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!"