ZERO DEGREES OF SEPARATION

“For whoever keeps the whole Law, yet stumbles in one point, has become guilty of all” (James 2:10).

Human tendency is to differentiate between particular sins; assigning to each a varying degree of severity. Nowhere is this more evident than in our thinking that someone has a “powerful” testimony if they have had a more reprehensible past. A biblical understanding of sin, however, recognizes that the grace of God required to save the most wicked is the same grace needed to save the most respectable. There is no greater or lesser in the eyes of God; sin is sin.

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