A List of Sins from the Bible

A List of Sins from the Bible September 8, 2014

The Bible says that sin has separated us from God.  What are the sins listed in the Bible?

What is Sin?

Sin is the transgression of the Law of God (1 John 3:4) as John writes “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.”  We are all sinners, even those who have been saved as Paul says “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23) and “the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 6:23).   Isaiah writes “your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.”  The good news is that “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom 5:8) and “while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son” (Rom 5:11a).  Jesus solved our sin problem by becoming sin for us so that for those who have repented and trusted in Him can be seen as having the same righteousness as Christ does (2 Cor 5:21) but if not, we still have the wrath of God on us (John 3:18b, 3:36b).

All Sins Fit under the Ten Commandments

There are almost one hundred and twenty-five sins listed in the Bible so I thought it might be useful to show why God gave us the Ten Commandments as a standard by which to live.  Of course no one can keep the Ten Commandments but even though it’s not humanly possible, this doesn’t give us an excuse to break them so what I have done below is to list the Ten Commandments and what sins fall under each of these sins. It should be noted that many of these sins could be placed under more than one of the Ten Commandments but in order to see where the biblical list of sins fall, I think it best to list almost all of the sins given in the Bible under each of the Ten Commandments because if we were able to keep the Ten Commandments, none of the sins would be broken so here is a list of the Ten Commandments and the sins which they fall under each one.  There is no doubt that since there are so many sins listed in the Bible, some might be inadvertently missed while others may be repeated since they fall into the differing commandments.

The Ten Commandments and Associated Sins (Ex 20:3-17)

The First Commandment:  You shall have no other gods before me.

Idolatry, greed, covetousness, love of money, gluttony, complaining, not loving God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, tempting God, high-mindedness, disobedience, witchcraft, lover of self, putting family, friends, job, or anything else above God including food, money, sports, inter, TV, Internet pornography, movies, cars, attachment to riches or material goods and dozens of other things.

The Second Commandment: You shall not make for yourself a carved 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. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Love of money, greed, disobedience, covetousness, love of money, lover of self, putting family, friends, job, or anything else above God, irreverent use of God’s Word, attachment to riches or material goods.

The Third Commandment:  You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain, irreverent use of God’s Word

Cursing, swearing, blaspheming, breaking oath taken in God’s name, irreverent use of God’s name in humor, speaking evil of the church, taking communion or the Lord’s Supper in a careless manner or unworthily, anger at God, careless use of God’s name, euphemisms like “geez, gosh, oh my God” etc.

The Fourth Commandment: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Sloth, laziness, neglecting to assemble with the saints, profaning worship service, fighting or speaking evil of Christian brothers or sisters.

The Fifth Commandment: Honor your father and your mother, breaking civil laws when taught by parents to do obey the laws, failing to take care of aged parents, failing to take care of sick parents, fighting with and/or speaking evil about siblings, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Cursing father or mother, dishonoring parents, striking or fighting with parents, disobeying parents, making fun of parents, filthy talk, speaking evil or badly of parents, and grandparents included in the aforementioned things.

The Sixth Commandment: You shall not murder.

Murder, anger, hate, enmity, rage, brawling,  rioting, striker, unforgiving heart, wrath, unmerciful, dissensions, contentions, clamor, despitefulness, debate, arguing, fighting, abortion, divisions, strife, rivalries,

The Seventh Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. 

Adultery, fornication, sexual immorality, filthy talk, crude joking, whoremongers, defiling the body, homosexuality, sensuality, impurity, tempting others sexually, inordinate passion, corrupt language, effeminate, pornography, vulgar or crude jokes.

The Eighth Commandment:  You shall not steal.

Stealing, bribery, extortion, sloth or laziness at work, defrauding, dishonesty, cheating, gambling,

The Ninth Commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Lying, gossiping, slandering, backbiting, spreading rumors, deceit, extortion, railing, slander, defrauding, breaking promises, craftiness, hypocrisy, dishonesty, whisperers, idle words, withhold all of the truth, double-tongued, bragging, boasting, flattery, exaggerating the truth, whining, speaking evil of others.

The Tenth Commandment:  You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.

Coveting, envy, lust, jealousy, drunkenness, sorcery (Greek means drug abuse), materialism, wantonness, sensuality, gambling, revelings, attachment to riches or material goods, lawsuits against Christians, emulations, extortion, desire for money, desire for power, desire for sex (relating to sexual immorality), anger at other’s good fortunes, desiring things of others, flirting or playing with temptation.

A List Of Sins in the Bible

Conclusion

There is but one way a person can be saved and that is to repent and confess sins and then putting trust in Christ to save them.  No one can ever out-sin the work of Christ on the cross.  The blood of the Lamb of God covers every sin ever committed. Only the sin of unbelief cannot be forgiven if when Christ comes a person has not asked to be saved by the only name given to us to be saved and that is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).  There is no other possible way.

Another Reading on Patheos to Check Out: What Did Jesus Really Look Like: A Look at the Bible Facts

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book  Blind Chance or Intelligent Design available on Amazon

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  • Bob

    The sin of gluttony has been removed from American churches, culture and country. We never hear about it because over a third of the people are now clinically obese. If any minister mentions it in the pulpit (and many are obese themselves) they risk losing members and therefore money. A Purdue study recently showed that overweight and obese rates were even higher in regular church attendees so churches not only ignore it, they promote it. The primary church to even address it is Saddleback Church, Minister Rick Warren. Kudos to them. Shame on the others that preach what is politically correct while ignoring the elephants in your rooms! (pun intended)

    • Jack Wellman

      Great point Bob. Well said sir. Spot on about the silence from behind the pulpits.

      • franky

        Excuse me jack will god forgive me for masterbating is he

        • John Carver

          Are you masturbating or baiting your Master? God can forgive that sin along with all your other sins but the unforgivable sin, refusing to get to know he is that he is and what that is that you might learn to feel more than guilty. Try being loving for instance.

      • The SaintTwo

        Holly mother of pearl Jack, you lumped all these into the sixth commandment?

        “Murder, anger, hate, enmity, rage, brawling, rioting, striker, unforgiving heart, wrath, unmerciful, dissensions, contentions, clamor, despitefulness, debate, arguing, fighting, abortion, divisions, strife, rivalries,”
        Seriously you are beyond delusional.

      • The SaintTwo

        And how in the wide world of sporty did you derive “Sloth, laziness, neglecting to assemble with the saints, profaning worship service, fighting or speaking evil of Christian brothers or sisters.” from the “The Fourth Commandment: Remember the Sabbath day,”?
        BTW, do you even know which is the Sabbath, is it Saturday or Sunday? Most christians sects conflict on this. But I’m sure you will point us to the ‘truth’ because all others are wrong, right?

      • John Carver

        I thought we were supposed to be building up the saints and doing our best not to alienate sinners. How can one love others and not accept them at the level they are at? Why attack people in the church publicly. Is it any wonder the church seems to have gone beyond profaning the Name of God and Christian has taken on connotations of trouble making sinner haters. Don’t you profane the name of Christ by being repulsive to sinners that used to flock to him when he was known as Immanuel? Get your relationships right with God, keep them that way, and judge yourselves instead of taking cheap shots at others, any idiot could do. I am unimpressed.

      • John Carver

        Sir are you for real? or maybe you are the reason there is a shortage of psychiatrists in churches? Do you even know what reality is? Have you even had anything to do with it? And you profess to share a truthful opinion? You live in a fantasy world. Wake up thou sleeper. There are real things to do with your time. May Jesus speak to you soon. I fear you are so confused even he might not be able to lead you back. But don’t give up. I don’t think he’ll carry you back by the beach or anywhere else. Get real. Get true. Pray for us. We need you guys. Why did you give up on us? Was it something one of you said and you decided to emulate him? Was it something Jesus said that put you to sleep. I am that I am, but I have no idea what any of you are but the guy that’s worried about masturbation. Did you ever think a fat preacher may be suffering you holier than thou trolls, you!

      • David

        My main point is to question whether all sins can in fact be placed under the 10 commandments?

        • Jack Wellman

          Probably not sir. Great observation. This article is a “List of Sins” and not a “List of all sins.” Make sense?

    • The SaintTwo

      The ministers minister to the narcissistic, egocentric nature of so-called believers Robert; “god made the universe with me in mind,’ “god loves me because I’m special,’ and ‘god will send me to heaven.’ But nothing about “love your enemy,” “forgive so you can be forgiven,” “sell all your belongings and give to the poor,” Plus they are told that they will be forgiven for all their sins.

      • John Carver

        What kind of a God picks and chooses what sins he will forgive? It is a sin too to backbite and criticize the church. Or haven’t you heard that in a while at your church?

    • John Carver

      In my opinion sir, we spend way too much time blasting sins and alienating sinners without telling anyone how to deal with the problem and add to the sins from the pulpit by complaining. Stop finger pointing which is very nearly slander, a major sin, and start accepting or changing what we have. Stop sinning sir.

    • John Carver

      Really? Eating too much! Is that what they were praying about in your church while Hell came to visit everyone else? What planet do you guys live on? There are real people dealing with reality on a regular basis everyday out there. And this is all you guys can find that’s wrong with the churches! The very Savior at your disposal and you are worried your pastor is fat. No wonder Jesus doesn’t answer Christian prayers anymore. Gluttony has almost nothing to do with reality let alone something excellent to think about. Why do you have this stupid topic online. You’re as bad as any other site online. Are purposely trying to emulate them, or what? Tell me how you would have me pray for the rest of your fantasies. I will, I promise, but I warn you it will get real even if we have to leave you behind not even to have noticed we left.

    • kzarley

      Someone finally said it. Good for you, Robert. And if pastors preached it, they’d lose their jobs. I heard that for the early Pilgrims here, the two main sins were slouthfulness and gluttony.

    • radiofreerome

      What about Usury? How many people preach about shutting down payday loan centers that enslave individuals and families to debt? What about the sin of Sodom as Ezekiel interpreted it, persecution of the poor and immigrants? Some Evangelicals have started to inveigh against city laws which make feeding the homeless in public illegal. Making charity illegal was the earliest sin cited against Sodom in Hebrew tradition.

      • Andrew Dowling

        Haha, our whole modern economic system is based on usury. I’d love for the church to be “truly” counter-cultural and preach jubilee-style economics but I don’t count on that occurring . . .

    • jesse

      yea u fat americans eat at burger king and maccas to much lol supersize me documentry said so 😛

  • Fred

    “No one can ever out-sin the work of Christ on the cross.”
    No, but many are trying.

    • John Carver

      People that intentionally refuse him do that very thing. Stop sinning and get out there and accept people, please?

  • The SaintTwo

    BTW, there are more than 10 commandments, a lot more. There is even one that says that “thou shall not boil a kid goat in its mother’s milk,” real useful rule.

    • John Carver

      The point if I read the OT correctly was to make them a people for himself with their own peculiarities as a people. I think you missed the point of the OT entirely, Sir.

      • Nobody even knows for sure why the Bible even says that. Is it dietary? Animal cruelty? Health reasons? There’s no telling. Why should people care about something being a “sin” if they can’t even answer why it’s wrong?

        • Mary

          Deuteronomy 6:24 explains why the Bible says that.

          • So it doesn’t make sense but just follow it anyway. Sorry, but the world doesn’t work that way anymore, we’ve learned that there really is no harm in not mindlessly following whatever a religion says.

        • Carlos Santiago

          Respectfully You don’t know because you are not to be willing to learn.

  • John Carver

    The first word in the Holy Bible is not God ironically, but ‘In…” try including people instead of excluding saints if there are any left in what has largely become apostate anyway. Isn’t being a Christian more about pulling together under Christ’s banner than chasing away people who need Jesus because of people who criticize anything they can all the time. Stop sinning and try to make this thing work or don’t you have any fear of I Am, not to mention Christ. I am ashamed when people I try to evangelize quote people like you guys. Ask yourself a simple question before you try to be Light for others. Is what I am about to say Holy. If not, shut up and stop sinning. We really don’t want to lose you, too!

  • John Carver

    I have belonged to two churches, a baptist church that prayed for something bad to happen to some member of the church that more people might be brought into the church out of sympathy and a bible church that prayed for a man to get into a car accident so they could minister to the family in the event he died or in the event the alcoholic man survived to have the opportunity to save his soul. Both were successful in the disaster area but what does that say about the mean spirit in churches these days? I prayed for the alcoholic to find out what they did and they blamed me for him getting so mad at them it is unlikely he will ever be in Heaven. I quit the church. My spirit isn’t that mean. I didn’t belong there any longer.

    • SJ

      Can A Christian Be Demon Possessed?
      http://www.greatbiblestudy.com/sws_christian_have_demon.php

      Learn to pray for people. Spurgeon’s meditation.

      Tuesday, July 07, 2015

      This Morning’s Meditation

      C. H. Spurgeon

      “Brethren, pray for us.”—1 Thessalonians 5:25.
      HIS one morning in the year we reserved to refresh the reader’s memory upon the subject of prayer for ministers, and we do most earnestly implore every Christian household to grant the fervent request of the text first uttered by an apostle and now repeated by us. Brethren, our work is Solemnly momentous, involving weal or woe to thousands; we treat with souls for God on eternal business, and our word is either a savour of life unto life, or of death unto death. A very heavy responsibility rests upon us, and it will be no small mercy if at the last we be found clear of the blood of all men. As officers in Christ’s army, we are the especial mark of the enmity of men and devils; they watch for our halting, and labour to take us by the heels. Our sacred calling involves us in temptations from which you are exempt, above all it too often draws us away from our personal enjoyment of truth into a ministerial and official consideration of it. We meet with many knotty cases, and our wits are at a non plus; we observe very sad backslidings, and our hearts are wounded; we see millions perishing, and our spirits sink. We wish to profit you by our preaching; we desire to be blest to your children; we long to be useful both to saints and sinners; therefore, dear friends, intercede for us with our God. Miserable men are we if we miss the aid of your prayers, but happy are we if we live in your supplications. You do not look to us but to our Master for spiritual blessings, and yet how many times has He given those blessings through His ministers; ask then, again and again, that we may be the earthen vessels into which the Lord may put the treasure of the gospel. We, the whole company of missionaries, ministers, city missionaries, and students, do in the name of Jesus beseech you

      “BRETHREN, PRAY FOR US.”

      http://www.spurgeon.org/morn_eve/this_morning.cgi

      • John Carver

        Some ministers are best prayed for as follows: This man is spiritual abuser. Take him home before he does even more damage to the little ones and your Church. Amen.

  • John Carver

    I think the only way to be a Christian nowadays is to leave your chuches and join thee Church. I’m a poor man and can’t see funding parking lots with my few dollars or building a new church with my pittance. Are there any real Christians out there? I’ve been looking, looking hard and can’t find anyone brave enough to be real about anything. It’s leaving me cynical. Where did Jesus Christ go? Did we miss the entire Book of Revelations or what? If Jesus is in this present Hell, I wish someone would point him out to me.

    • Shawn Osting

      I’m a real christian..don’t despair, there are always people who follow Christ.
      I know this is years old, but just on the off-chance…

  • John Carver

    I am tired of writing Christian books. Religion is a waste of time and effort. I have nothing to say to the dead church and there really isn’t much to say to those who don’t care if their spirit was no more than the spirit in their dead bodies dies along with the physical. Good-bye. I wish I could say it was nice being one of you. As for me and my family we choose to live! You are nothing but skeletons counting your bones for lack of anything else better to do. I don’t want to learn your stupidity or your vain ability to be big shots and count.

  • David

    I don’t see the sin of ingratitude ,mentioned here

    • Jack Wellman

      Great point sir. I based these upon the Ten Commandments so perhaps it could fall under one of these but you are so right…it is a big sin for sure; the refusal to give thanks to God for all He has done and all He has provided. Thank you David for pointing that out.

  • Rico D del Rosario

    Thank you for this list. It showed me how I’ve fallen short. The Law condemns me. I need a Savior.

    • Jack Wellman

      Thank you sir. This is why grace is just so amazing.

  • mipoki

    Clearly the author of this article has never read the bible. Nor had any education since he can’t read. Please go to school and educate yourself.

  • Robin Miley

    The Bible is a map for us to grow a personal relationship with our Maker. The stipulations of holiness and our call to obey His words do not change for anyone. God’s word does not adapt to a person based on their opinion of His word. The Truth remains the Truth regardless of what we think. The idea is that we allow His words to read us so we in turn become His words walking in flesh. Bickering over semantics does nothing useful to build up His kingdom. In fact, those willing to participate in argument proves there’s much growing that individual has yet to do and they should seek the Lord concerning whatever troubles their heart. For the bible directs us to “put away profane and idle babbling for they only lead to more ungodliness” (2 Timothy 2:16). What the bible also directs us to do is to edify one another WITH His word…not use it against each other. I urge you, brothers and sisters, speak kindly. If you believe someone is misled with their interpretation of scripture then offer advice, prayer, and maybe even a time of study together. Do not look for the wrong in others but seek the good and help strengthen the weaker areas. Don’t simply call them out and leave the person to fumble around while you sit on your own thrown of judgement. We must be careful. Strive to love, in all that you do, with the love of Christ. God bless <3

  • Mod Man

    sins include internet? when was this written???

    • Jack Wellman

      Internet pornography it should have read. My apologies. Thank you.

  • monty’s bones

    “sorcery (Greek means drug abuse)”

    This is inaccurate and misleading. The word that the King James Bible translates as ‘sorcery’ is the Greek ‘pharmakeia’. It refers to the administration of drugs as part of the quasi-religious ritual (prescribing prayers was typical) of medication and has nothing at all to do with modern ‘drug abuse’. Its condemnation in Galatians is because of the invocation of pagan deities like Aesculapius in conjunction with most cures in the Greco-Roman world.

    • Tiny J

      Drug abuse still falls under “gluttony.”

  • jesse

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel thats going to be fucking hard todo of course ill never murder anyone but i swear a damn lot same as loving money cause i like to buy stuff dahh umm to late i think i love my family more then god cause iv never spoke to god or he has spoke to me i gamble cause its bloody legal -_- every thing here is a fucking sin jeeeeeeez i cant even have sex cause it said its a sin -_- whaaaat the actual fuck is this crap i cant even drink omg!!!!!! this is such bs nope i think ima fuuuuuuuuuuucked mose well enjoy life while im still alive i think

  • CookieKat2003

    oh god i do almost every single one of these thigns

    • CookieKat2003

      help me

  • brian black

    if it is impossible not to sin if your human and jesus was human even if he was born without sin then how did he go so long without sin. also if i make my slave work on the sabbath day is that a sin on me or just him or does he get off scot free because i’m making him work. if that’s the case do i still get the sin even though he is the one working. what if he works on the sabbath but i told him its okay to take the day off am i punished for his sin. please explain.

    • Jack Wellman

      Because He was also God and God cannot sin. In fact, the Bible says God cannot lie but all men are liars (Rom 3:4). The Bible says Jesus was sinless, without blemish, spot, or wrinkle. There are so many “ifs” in your question sir and so full of hypothetical scenarios. When you get a real slave and he/she has to work on a Sabbath, get back with me. Besides, none are without sin (Rom 3:10-12), so try as we might, we will sin (1 John 1:8. 10), but our sins are forgiven (1 John 1:9).

  • James Prichard

    Seems perfectly understandable, of course our age makes some difference. I wanted more when I was younger ,so moderation was not always followed. Nowadays the statements/ commandments seem easy enough, and if I get a bit out of line God is here for me, always wanting to guide and educate me. I may eat ,drink , and smoke some wrong things sometimes, but I am aware that i am wrong, and I ask often for forgiveness, try more often loving my fellow humans ( not the sins or evil or leftist (sinister) things they do, and thank God and Christ as often as possible for family , some financial help, and everlasting love. It is easy but even then some sins are going to happen, and God knows it .no human is capable of being perfect, so what ,it is ok to try .

  • Jerry Gopaul

    There are millions of reasons Jesus could have die for, such as for the ‘alleviation of suffering of humankind’ or for the ‘protection of children’, but he chose to die for the forgiveness of the sins of humans including those of rapists and paedophiles!! If someone sexually abuses children all their life, causing deep emotional and physical trauma, but become truly repentant minutes before their death – are they forgiven?
    Christianity is a perverted religion.

    • Grant Armbruster

      Then you don’t understand true repentance.

      • Jerry Gopaul

        Victims are free to forgive, but nature is a self-regulating mechanism. Scientific advancement, in microbiology and quantum mechanics, shows that nature is underpinned by intelligence. Nature has an inbuilt self-correcting mechanism, i.e. all action has an equal reaction. It is very naïve to believe that rapists and paedophiles can be forgiven through the type of repentance advocated by Christianianity. True repentance is possible only when one accepts proportional punishment for the crime committed.

        • Tiny J

          Repentance means “to change one’s mind.” The government doesn’t have the power to do that to a person’s soul. Repentance and punishment have nothing to do with each other.

          • Jerry Gopaul

            A small child, who has been abused for many years, would obtain great relief when his/her abuser happens to change his mind. However, the view of repentance as merely “to change one’s mind” will be acceptable only to paedophiles, but NOT to victims and their family. Human actions must bear responsibility and consequence. Jesus’ endeavour to forgive sinners, including paedophiles and rapists, is morally WRONG. Children were nailed to the cross before and after him. He would have been more righteous if he had died for the sake of the happiness of children. Victims are welcome to forgive if that helps their recovery, but there was no need for Jesus to apply a blanket forgiveness to all sinners. Forgiveness should be implemented only on merit and after careful considerations. Jesus had a very willy-nilly approach to forgiveness and repentance. He was WRONG. Jesus failed to emphasise the need to protect children. Instead, he conveniently focused on the forgiveness of sinners including rapists and paedophiles. Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Buddhists priests are not known to have engaged in paedophilia. Notably, Christian priests committed the highest amount of rape, paedophilia and other atrocities to children for the past two millenniums. There is a terrible lack of wisdom from Jesus in the matter of children’s happiness.

          • Tiny J

            You’re talking about vengeance, not forgiveness. I know you’re not a believer, but here’s where your world view differs from a Christian’s:
            .
            When you talk about views being “acceptable” you are talking in purely subjective terms. There is no concrete foundation, or arbiter. You’re talking about what certain people should or should not (again, subjectively) find acceptable.
            And people suck. What we think is right or wrong is a terrible measuring stick.
            .
            “Human actions must bear responsibility and consequence.”
            Yes. The wages of sin is death. Hence: Jesus. That price never changed. “Eternal damnation” is the other half of that price, but Jesus paid that part off for us. You’re welcome to pay your own bill if you want, though.
            .
            “Jesus’ endeavour to forgive sinners, including paedophiles and rapists, is morally WRONG.”
            No. That’s the point. You don’t get to decide what is or is not moral. For the crime of being “not perfect” you deserve to go to the same Hell as the pedos and rapists you’re talking about. Sin is sin and we all deserve the same thing. Hence: Jesus.
            .
            “Jesus failed to emphasise the need to protect children.”
            No.
            .
            “Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Buddhists priests are not known to have engaged in paedophilia.”
            And if they asked Jesus, He’d say “Don’t do that.”
            .
            “Notably, Christian priests committed the highest amount of rape, paedophilia and other atrocities to children for the past two millenniums.”
            You need to qualify what you mean by “highest” but…
            Psychos prey on children and the elderly because it’s easy. According to the word of God, those people are supposed to be put to death. That they aren’t is a failure on the part of society, not God. And again: if they had asked Jesus first, he would have said “Don’t do that.”
            .
            “There is a terrible lack of wisdom from Jesus in the matter of children’s happiness.”
            No there isn’t. Matthew 18:1-14 is Jesus’ sermon on the subject. If you don’t live by the Bible, please stop trying to talk about what’s in the Bible. That’s like a fat guy trying to give DwayneTheRockJohnson tips on how to get in shape.

          • Jack Wellman

            Spot on the mark my friend.

          • Jerry Gopaul

            Common be honest. If you could go back in time to when you were about 5 years of age, who you rather spend your childhood with – Christian priests, Imams, Buddhist monks or Indian yogis?
            My answer is that a doctor would recommend Indian or Japanese meditation which will make you calmer, increase your immune system and decrease the risk of cardiac problems and dementia. An Imam risk turning you a Muslim fanatic. Notably, Christians priests risk making you a rape victim. What is your truthful answer? Who would you choose and why?

          • Jerry Gopaul

            It is unfair for a fat guy to lecture a well-defined Dwayne Johnson how to get in shape, as much as it is unfair for the latter to ban all fat people on having a dialogue on the issue in question. I must point out that most of my points and arguments have been removed from this website, giving the impression that they are not well-defined while lacking in depth and precision. I hope that this comment will be not removed in due course.
            Nonetheless, would you not agree that we live in a world where religious authority is losing authority. Logical reasoning, rationality, intelligent debate, creativity and clarity are becoming increasingly the new authority. This is because GOD created galaxies, elementary particles, the atom, brain cells (neurons), radioactive decay, gravity, the photons, electromagnetism, brain neurotransmitters, the laws of physics etc – all of which are underpinned by logic, rationality, precision, creativity and infinite intelligence!!
            My friend, my objective is to find the truth. I would either like to show you the truth or I would like to learn the truth from you. Can you explain how “sin is sin”? The degree of sin, committed by a paedophile repeatedly raping a small child, cannot amount to the sin committed by a child who lies about have eaten all her breakfast. Where is the logic in that? A child can be inspired and encouraged to tell the truth, but sins committed by a paedophile is not redeemable and must NOT be forgiven. Otherwise, we will only encourage more paedophilia. By being harsh to such extreme sinners we will protect the vulnerable ones. The biblical approach is deprived of God’s logical reasoning and wisdom. God’s logic and rationality must prevail at all times. Religion is an obstacle to reach God. What is the Bible’s approach to heinous crimes and extreme sinners?

          • Tiny J

            “-it is unfair for the latter to ban all fat people on having a dialogue on the issue in question.”

            I’m sorely tempted to explain in detail what you proceed to be incorrect about in the rest of your comment. In keeping with the physical fitness metaphor, I’m going to point out what Christian theology says you’re wrong about, but in the interest of brevity, I will not explain WHY. Just WHAT. It’s like the Word says “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he think himself wise” right before “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest he think himself wise.”

            So I’ll point out the mistakes, but since you are a non-believer, I will not bother appealing to the Word of the God that you don’t worship in the first place.

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            “we live in a world where religious authority is losing authority.”

            The human race cannot function under a theocracy. Christians do not believe that it can. The government’s job is not, cannot, and never has been to enforce or spread the Perfect Will of God (not to be confused with the Permissive Will of God).

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            “Logical reasoning, rationality, intelligent debate, creativity and clarity are becoming increasingly the new authority. This is because GOD created galaxies, elementary particles, the atom, brain cells (neurons), radioactive decay, gravity, the photons, electromagnetism, brain neurotransmitters, the laws of physics etc – all of which are underpinned by logic, rationality, precision, creativity and infinite intelligence!!”

            Christians are not deists. We serve a living God. The increase in understanding of the operations of nature is not an acceptable excuse to worship the creation over the Creator. Authority not established by God (ex: authority based solely on human reasoning without an understanding of purpose, love, or God) is a house built on sand.

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            “Can you explain how “sin is sin”?”

            I thought I already had, but you seem too set in your belief that certain sinners deserve worse punishment than other sinners. If the price of sin is set at 100%, that means without Jesus we are all reduced to 0%. Sin is not a tiered system.

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            “A child can be inspired and encouraged to tell the truth, but sins committed by a paedophile is not redeemable and must NOT be forgiven.”

            In the Biblical sense, putting the pedo to death is an act of payment for sin. Theologically, the point of putting people to death is to SAVE their souls, not condemn them. You are confusing how forgiveness works in zeal of natural justice, which is known as revenge.

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            “The biblical approach is deprived of God’s logical reasoning and wisdom.”

            This statement is so absurd and demonstrates such a lack of understanding of the Bible, it’s like a fat guy trying to teach an Olympic athlete how to exercise.

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            “God’s logic and rationality must prevail at all times.”

            It does.

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            “Religion is an obstacle to reach God.”

            Religion is the fitness program. If your religion is an obstacle to reaching God, your religion is wrong. Like the fitness program imposed by a fat guy vs the fitness program of someone who wins Olympic gold medals. One is correct. One is wrong.

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            “What is the Bible’s approach to heinous crimes and extreme sinners?”

            Kill them all and let God sort them out.

            Don’t misunderstand that sentence. The second half is the important half. Capital punishment exists BECAUSE a justice system is inherently imperfect. Especially when compared to the perfection of God. The ability to move beyond it (say for example a country makes capital punishment illegal because that country realizes how many false convictions there are and how it actually costs society MORE in the long run instead of less) is a mark of grace and forgiveness. In the OT, people had to be put to death because there simply were no other options. Lesser crimes were paid for by the deaths of animals, instead of the perp. Any way you look at it, sin always had to be paid for with death.

            Now, we have more options thanks to the death of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. This is what Christians refer to as “common blessing.”

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            On a personal note, I have to disagree with your statement “-it is unfair for the latter to ban all fat people on having a dialogue on the issue in question.”
            Look at the length of this response. And this is when writing in simple, declarative statements without qualifying any of it. This is why we ban the metaphorical “fat people” from having the dialogue. This is time and energy you could be spending working on your own spiritual fitness instead of trying to “understand” your way around the need for it. This is like a former soldier who flunked out of basic training demanding that the generals explain their battlefield plans in a way that he can understand. What you want is unreasonable. You should stop wanting it.

      • Jack Wellman

        Great point! He doesn’t.

    • Lark62

      Yep. Selling your daughter to her rapist isn’t forbidden. It’s actually required by the bible.

      Owning human beings isn’t forbidden.

      Beating your wives, slaves, children and animals is not forbidden.

      Turning our planet into a garbage dump isn’t forbidden.

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  • I myself is literally shell shocked about what I have read. In fact much of what I have done when I was younger is listed on here. And I literally had no idea on up until the moment I had seen this. I know that my old Indian friend of mines had read this together she was just as shocked as I was. And like I said neither of us had any idea that the 10 Commandments was talking about this ourselves. Now it kinda making me feel backwards about what I had done when I was younger

  • Luna Carol

    I found this article quite interesting. Think I will even borrow some thoughts and ideas for my blog about essay writer if you don’t mind.

  • Lark62

    True morality isn’t a list of don’ts. It is a positive outlook that values other people, our planet and ourselves.

    It is important to remember that when people violated “god’s” commands, it was the priests who ate well on fresh lamb, oxen and goats, with an occasional grain offering for variety. And it was the priests, the self appointed spokesmen for the deity, who made the list of “sins.”

    Today, the self appointed god spokesmen get tax free housing and 10% of your income. Some things never really change. And they still have nice long lists of sins. Perhaps a nice juicy “love offering” would appease the deity.

    This is a much better list, applicable in every time and place:

    1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
    2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
    3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
    4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.
    5. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
    6. People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and remediate any harm that may have been caused.
    7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

    • Jack Wellman

      Very sweeping, generic conclusions. I work as a bi-vocational pastor with no housing, no benefits, and no salary, so you may be right in some cases, but 1/3rd of pastors work without pay and are bi-vocational so you need to do some study on this subject instead of making sweeping generalizations that are not true.

      • Lark62

        Nothing you said negates the portion of self appointed deity spokesmen that live well by telling other people “God is pissed. Give me money.”

        If course a good portion of christians are good people, because a good portion of humans are good people.

        However, as a general rule, the more someone claiming to speak for a god rants about “sin,” the more the audience should watch their wallets.