Who in The Hell Left The Gate Open?
The Ten Commandments
1. I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
3. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
So I got up this morning and read the comments of those who commented on the homosexuality blog. I noted the very different point of views. So of course I had to play on such strong differences in opinion. We have not had much religious discussion, yet it is such a passionate topic.
One blogger said
"If I choose to engage in premarital sex, adultery, or other immoral or illegal acts, it is a sin. So, this sin does not out weigh the others".
Another blogger said something similar as the first
"a sin is a sin is a sin."
Another blogger said
"I do not think it's a path to hell. I believe God loves all his children....unconditionally and it is man who places boundaries on letting people be themselves for control or just out of a lack of understanding."
My grandmother used to say that you commit adultery if you remarry and your first spouse is not dead. Many churches believe alcohol consumption is a sin. Some folks think you should not even wash clothes on Sunday, because the commandments says that it is the Sabbath and we should keep it holy. I do think that man has added their own "sins" to modern day religion; however, I do believe the ten commandments are valid words of God. I do believe God gave them to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
So weigh in... is a sin is a sin is a sin? Do they all carry the same weight? If you don't think you will go to hell for some sin, which ones are doom for you? Is there anything you believe to be a sin that is not specifically written in the ten commandments?