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


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?

        • Merrit

          Strain at gnats and swallow camels.
          If one would work on avoiding sins in the list, it would be much more pleasing to God than to rant about how the list was incorrectly categorized.

          • Jack Wellman

            Excellent point Merrit. Thank you.

        • Jack Wellman

          So you are Jewish? The Sabbath command always had conditional statements like say thus to the Childrne of Israel or this would be their indentifying sign, so you are confused about the Sabbath command, so unless you are converting to Orthodox Judiasm, your comment is irrelevant. Read Gal 2 & 3 about days and months and feasts…

      • 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 . . .

        • bill wald

          That Law can’t work in this century and never did. Why not? Because dot.com revolution nullified the OT “money is a store of value” concept.

          The only way it could work is that we reverted to the OT name for US money. “Only a solid gold Jewish shekel (sp?) is God’s only authorize form of money. In the US, Congress would have to declare that a shekel was worth $1,000 dollars or more and then start coining e.g. “calling in” US dollars by causing The Fed to change their accounting basis to shekels. Foreign governments would do the same and nothing else would change in this century.

          Why not? Because only the US Treasury would have shekels. Shekels would not be a store of value. Why not work? Because there isn’t enough gold in the world to make it work.

          Second, if the world reverted to a metallic money system, Jesus’ promise that the world would never run out of low income/poor people would come to pass. 2,000 years ago, 90% of the population were either poor freemen or slaves. Think about it!

      • bill wald

        Interesting! Interest is rent on money. Is renting out tools and cars a sin?

        The only logical reason might be that God did not want humans to have an industrial age followed by a dot.com age. Economically, God’s Laws prevented anyone from planning for more than 49 years (5 years?) because of debt cancellation and the return of sold land to the original tribe and original owner without any repayment.

        Apparently the Jews discovered this before the first 49 year period was complete and the Sanhedron invented a work-around as Moses instructed them to do before God gave the Law at Sinai. I think that was actually the rule change that Jesus complained about and not the Jews refusing to honor their parents.

      • bill wald

        Interest is logically only the cost of renting money. Is leasing a car or a house also a sin?

    • 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?

      • bill wald

        We will never stop sinning in this life. We must continually fight it. Even Atheists instinctively understand the “sin principle.” Call it evolution or DNA if one prefers.

        • jkcmsal

          Perhaps not as universal as you think. Japan has been termed a shame society in contrast to a guilt (sin) society like the United States. Some Japanese find the concept of sin very odd in my experience. The idea of sin may be local to Judeo-Christo-Islamo religions. See Wikipedia – Guilt-Shame-Fear spectrum of cultures

          In a shame society, the means of control is the
          inculcation of shame and the complementary threat of ostracism. The
          shame-honor worldview seeks an “honor balance” and can lead to revenge
          dynamics.[citation needed]

          A person in this type of culture may ask, “Shall I look ashamed if I
          do X?” or “How people will look at me if I do Y?” Shame cultures are
          typically based on the concepts of pride and honour,[3] and appearances are what count.

          • billwald

            Agree. In this century, people brag on the web about things of which they should be ashamed.

  • 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.

        • bill wald

          Look at it as a parable, something to think about, a koan, an illustration for children to think about.

          After all, who prefers boiled meat to roast meat? No one I know.

          • Kyllein MacKellerann “

            Boiled meat? That would be the Pagan Celts. They loved the stuff.

      • bill wald

        I agree with your observation. The Jews are a light to the world but on the top of a large mountain surrounded by a dangerous sea.

        The Law makes it very hard for the Jews to be our neighbors. In the same way, the Q’ran and Hadith make it very hard for Islamic people to be our neighbors.

        The Big difference is that the Jews only want partition. Most Americans only want partition from American Jews. On the other hand, The Confederacy only wanted partition from the northern state. See where that got the Confederacy?

        • Kyllein MacKellerann “

          The Confederacy was facing economic devastation should the prevailing concept of Abolition gain Federal support. Rather than trying to modify things so that they could transition safely, they decided to go into a corner and pout – with guns, Result, they lost, the fools.

          • billwald

            As I remember, I was more profitable for the South to sell cotton and buy tools from England than from the northern states. Congress passed possibly unconstitutional law to force the South to only trade with the northern industrial states.

            Sound familiar? Sort of like the Jones Act, the law in WA that prevents the WSDOT from buying new ferry boats from shipyards in the other 49 states, and President Trump trying to prevent US jobs from being shipped off shore?

    • bill wald

      The Devil is in the details. (I am a Christian and not an authority on anything)

      There are 613 commandments in Torah and several version of them accepted by the ancient authorities, one of whom (forget his name) and my Authority, Jesus, were in basic agreement: The summery of the Law is to love (respect?) and to love your neighbor as yourself (work at being a good neighbor?).

      Torah is the first part of the Tanakh (our OT). I think (some?) rabbis use the Prophets and Writings as commentary on Torah, same as the Talmuds are commentary on Torah.

      Personally, I take Gospels as our Torah and the latter writings as commentary on the Gospels.

      Offhand, the only specific NT Laws that come to mind are “Give unto Ceasar . . . .” and the Neighbor parable.” I understand it as my neighbor anyone I have personal contact with, not “the starving children in China.” (Assuming your mother was like mine)

      Over the years, I have asked several preachers and experts to give me a list of my NT Laws so that I can attempt to follow them. I have never gotten a response. I work at trying to be thankful to God, Respectful to God and to be a good neighbor. Some days are better than others.

      • jkcmsal

        For commandments, check out the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount. For example, “But I say unto you, Swear not at all … But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay”.

        • bill wald

          Thanks, I’m getting absent-minded.

          That’s why use obscenities and not profanities. Read someplace that in Europe, people swear with obscenities but in the US,with profanities. Makes sense to me.

          • jkcmsal

            I think what you are saying relates to a different verse(s).
            This one relates to, for example, the choice to swear or affirm in various legal settings such as being a witness in court.

          • bill wald

            I was referring to local customs, not Bible verses.

            Anyway, legally, swear and affirm in English have the same meaning. The Bible verse infers that your statements should not be preceded by any sort of promise to tell the truth.

            There is an old Jewish saying something to the effect that only a person who tells the truth can tell a lie. The meaning is, save your one good lie for something very important.

            In my profession (pun intended), the first rule in keeping you job is to never tell a lie in writing or under oath.

          • jkcmsal

            I was referring to Bible verses that address those local customs.

            Please give a reference supporting your assertion that “legally, swear and affirm in English have the same meaning.”
            I find this surprising given the hundreds of years that the option to choose between the two has been available in court and the seriousness with which those protesting swearing in court took the issue. I doubt they would have accepted a meaningless compromise.
            A cursory search of a couple of law dictionaries did not seem to me to give equivalent meanings of the two terms.

          • billwald

            I’m a “legalist” interested in the history, official, and common use of words. In American courts, both words mean the same: If the judge thinks a witness is lying, he can put them in jail. Pragmatically, the only people who are expected to tell the truth are police officers and expert witnesses. I have spent many hours in courts observing and testifying.

            A friend once noted that every person who is convicted after pleading, “Not Guilty” should also be charged with perjury.

            Neither does God use words and punishments consistently. In traditional and common English, Adam and Eve did not “die” on the day they ate the apple. Were Ananias and Sophira the only people who lied to the Holy Spirit?

          • jkcmsal

            In American courts, both words have the same result in terms of possible penalties. I think we agree there.
            That does not mean they necessarily have the same meaning.
            What law dictionary(s) back up your claim? Or maybe reference court decisions that made “affirmation” a legal option. The history of how “affirmation” became an option for witnesses strongly suggests that the meanings of the two words are different.
            How God uses words is irrelevant.

    • Kyllein MacKellerann “

      And thus denied to Orthodox Jews the joys of Cheeseburgers. Sometimes the interpretation lacks a certain sensibility. The actual command, according to a Jewish friend of mine, is to “Refrain from destroying that which is of the future, the kid; by sacrificing it to the present.” That actually makes a lot more sense.
      P.S.> They can’t eat Chili con carne with cheese either.

  • 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!

    • bill wald

      “In” and “is” are dangerous word because they have so many meanings. Protestants and Catholics killed each other for centuries over the meaning of those words.

  • 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?

      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



      • 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.

    • bill wald

      God doesn’t “un-regenerate” people.

  • 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.

    • bill wald

      I quit reading “Christian” books 10 years ago. Still “believe in” God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and my Guardian Angel.

  • 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.

    • bill wald

      So when a “reformed” (pun intended) Christian gives his testimony, is he bragging or giving thanks?

  • 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.”

      • bill wald

        Drug and alcohol addiction can be genetic. American Indian People are an obvious example. Their DNA inhibits alcohol metabolism.

        Me, I don’t have an “addictive” make-up. I smoked for 10 years, we quit when my wife got pregnant. I started smoking, again, when all the kids moved out. I now smoke tobacco in a pipe maybe 3 times a week but not when we are out of town or at someone else’s place. Doesn’t bother me at all.

        I wish I could still smoke in a pub or bar but it is no big deal. When I turn 75, my doc told me, “I am not going to tell you to quit your bad habits because we both know if you do, we both know you won’t
        live a day longer. We both laughed. Nicest thing a doc ever said to me.

  • 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.”
            “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?

          • Grant Armbruster

            Any meditation including meditation on Christian scripture has the same benefits as you described. Also every group you mentioned has been caught diddling the young and ripping off the elderly.

          • 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.


            “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).


            “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.


            “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.


            “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.


            “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.


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

            It does.


            “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.


            “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.”


            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.

      • bill wald

        Ah, but it isn’t humanly possible to truly repent. Most of us want “fire insurance.” Me, I can’t read my own mind.

    • 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.


  • 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

    • bill wald

      That is a very small minority Christian sect opinion. I think the correct conclusion is made by “”Noahide” Christians who teach that the OT Law only obligates Jews and Jews who converted to other religions. See google.

      • You think so?

        • bill wald

          Every human person is a “son of Noah and is bound by Noah’s covenant with God. . The Torah Law only bound those who came out of Egypt with Moses. That covenant is still in effect and only binds Jews and Jewish converts.

          Jesus’ command was to Love God and to treat neighbors you treat yourself. The rest is commentary, koan, examples regarding your relationship with family and neighbors.

  • 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.

        • bill wald

          “Sucker born every minute,” P.T. Barnum.

      • bill wald

        1/3 of Christian pastors? Maybe if you count every LDS male who has been on a “mission” as a Christian pastor. I don’t.

      • bill wald

        One third? Depends upon how one defines “Christian” and “pastor.” To me a pastor is anyone who actually “pastors.”

    • bill wald

      God’s Law required the world to revert a capitalist money system with Gini Index of around 80%. (Google can explain) The “experts” don’t seem to understand the new dot.com money system. Why else has the world’s official poverty count been cut in half since we took the world off the gold standard? It isn’t because Christians or rich people became more generous to strangers. Think about it.

    • billwald

      “5. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world.”

      “Belief” should be reserved for philosophical topics such as religion. I take the position that nothing can be said to be true unless it can be falsified. Honest scientists search for the last best guess and win prizes for finding it.

      Sidebar, mathematics is a tool of science, not itself a science but an art.

    • Merrit

      Thanks for sharing us what you think “true morality” is, but I ask where you found “true morality?” Something in accordance with reason, I believe you said, but there are people who reason differently than yourself. Is your reasoning somehow more valid than the reasoning of someone who draws the opposite conclusion? It appears you think so, as you are quick to condemn people getting free housing and 10 percent of others’ income.
      It also seems you are not respecting the freedom of those who get tax free housing by your condemnations, nor are you allowing them the freedom to offend, as you judge them for their actions.
      My friend, it appears you are inconsistent in your views, and somewhat of a relativist in your vision. And if you agree to being a relativist, then simply admitting all things are simply your opinion, you should not speak as if you were actually right on any matter of morality.

  • fearandloathe

    If God says don’t do something, don’t do it. If he says do it, then do it. Israel has done pretty well for itself–look it up.

    God’s requests may seem silly but obedience is rewarded and disobedience is punished. God may even want us to obey with everything we’ve got inside.

    King Jehoash was getting his butt kicked by his enemies. God spoke through Elisha and told Jehoash to shoot an arrow out the east window (he did), then strike the ground with the arrows (he struck the ground 3 times and stopped). Elisha said you should have struck the ground more (5-6 times), so now you will defeat your enemies 3 times but you will not destroy them completely.

    If God says strike the ground, then fricking strike the ground. If he says go to Ninevah, then go (or he can have you thrown overboard and a fish will take you in his belly and spit you out there – you will survive but it will probably be a horrible 3 day trip). He told Isaac to sacrifice his only son (Isaac showed he was willing but God stopped him). God sacrificed his own son, Jesus, for us–an unbelievable sacrifice for both, then he raised him from the dead and had him seated at his right hand. Jesus fought Satan on his own turf and made a public spectacle of him.

    Jesus said the old law has passed away (the new law is sometimes more difficult because you aren’t even supposed to think sinful thoughts). Jesus did what God asked of him, as hard as it was, and now all knees shall bow before him. If you wish to be lifted up, obey God to the fullest. Like Jesus he will let you triumph over life, death, your enemies, illnesses, etc., etc. Jesus has been lifted so high that if you merely call on him you will immediately be saved.

    • bill wald

      I see no statistical evidence of your thesis. “Nice guys finish last” seems to be how our DNA is designed/evolve but civilized people fight their human nature.

  • jeanette

    10 Commandments for Gentiles.

    • bill wald

      Your list of gentile commandments?

  • Joe West

    I like how you just felt free to lump homosexuality in with thow shall not commit adultery. Taking a bit of license there I see. I think you are committing a sin there, The Ninth Commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

  • jkcmsal

    I don’t see rape on your list. Did I miss it?

    • Jack Wellman

      You are absolutely right…that should be in there. Thank you.

  • Kyllein MacKellerann “

    What’s interesting here is the documented fact that “God” has “Sinned” against every Commandment that exists in the Bible and is ignored.

  • There must be one ‘Sin’ greater than all others, the first sin, or disobedience, that separated us from G-d at the Fall, ‘in the beginning’. Yet Christology has nothing to say about it! There is no precise insight into the nature of that first disobedience nor any understanding of the consequences of the Fall. It remains implausible to presume that our return to the grace and favor of G-d, or salvation has been realized, or even if religious tradition is an authentic reflection of the divine mind, until these ‘last’ two pieces of the scriptural puzzle have been realized. And self evidently, such insights have not been revealed to any existing tradition!

  • Kyllein MacKellerann “

    I have to ask: “IF GOD TELLS US TO COMMIT A SPECIFIC SIN – IS IT A SIN?” Can God commit sin by telling others to violate God’s rules? This is one of the thorny questions regarding the concept of “sin” that really can’t be answered. I believe that in old Hebrew the word “Shin” meant “You missed,or you failed to hit the mark”.
    And requiring repenting all one’s sins, known and unknown, is a mark of a religion based on Fear, not salvation.

    • Mark

      Bored old atheist troll.
      Poor things.

      • Kyllein MacKellerann “

        Not to rain on your tirade, but no, I am not an Atheist. The question I asked is one that has been asked repeatedly by both Biblical scholars and religious Philosophers. It is a question on the basic concept of sin: is Sin a nature or is it a definition? Try thinking instead of making troll responses – unless you are one of those “Only I am right and everyone else is wrong” people.

        • Jack Wellman

          Why would God ask us to sin which He is against and is contrary to His own nature. Like saying, Can God lie? but the Bible answers that,…all men are liars, God cannot lie (Psalm 116:11; Rom 3:4).Yes, sinning is missing the mark, and since God is perfect in every way, He misses nothing! If you fail to repent of your sins, the Bible,not us or religion, but the Word of God says will land in the lake of fire (Rev 20:12-15; 21:8).

          • Kyllein MacKellerann “

            Good question. Ask the residents of Jericho, wherein God ordered nothing less than Genocide. Ask the Egyptians, who suffered the death of the First Born for something that they, as a people had no control over. In both cases, God directed the killing of innocents, of people not involved with the situation. With Jericho, God allegedly ordered a Genocide and enslavement. Now, if we posit that this is just Hebrew buck-passing, that God was not involved, then God remains immaculate. If we posit that God did order these things. which are sins, then God directed and committed by proxy, numerous sins, Mortal Sins.
            The Bible says God ordered it, which makes Him both a Hypocrite and a Murderer, which I find hard to believe. I don’t think God was involved at all, that this is merely a cover-up by the real perpetrators of these monstrous sins.
            The Bible sometimes presents a less than savory picture of the Creator as a means of protecting the actual guilty.

    • Merrit

      Kyllein, are you thinking of a particular example in the Bible where God has commanded someone to do something that would be considered a sin in any other circumstances?
      Having just read through the book of Joshua, I might think you may consider the killing of men, women, children, and burning down the entire city.
      In this example, I take the stance that it is not a sin because God has used Israel to destroy a people who are wicked (or will grow up to be wicked) and has given their land (which he owns to start with) to a people he has chosen.
      Or maybe you think of God’s command for Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. Of course, in other circumstances, to sacrifice your son would be a sin. However, if God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son, then there is no sin in that, since if God wanted Isaac to die, and God wanted Abraham to prioritize the Lord above his own son, then Abraham ought to obey God.
      I imagine one could respond with all sorts of atrocious crimes, and say, “Well if that’s the case, then God could command (list of atrocious crimes) and it would not be sin. To that I would say that the only otherwise crimes things I know God “would command” are found in the Bible, and so for the list of other atrocious crimes, I do not know that God would ever command such things.
      In my past dealings with this question, it does seem like a strategic way to get followers of the Almighty to admit to all sorts of foolish sounding actions, and therefore show the illogic of following such a God.
      For example, you might ask me, “If God commanded you to toss your son over the cliff, would you do it?”
      Well of course I should do it (and only by his strength would I be able), since it is actually God commanding me to do such a thing.
      Now with this confession, you may have the support of the masses that I am crazy, and that my God is unworthy of following. To that I am content, for God has provided the people with many convincing reasons to reject him if that is their will (in fact, not only has he provided, but he has actually sent the delusion.(2 Thess 2:11) And so to those who reject him, he is found in their eyes evil and unworthy, but to us who follow him, he is found precious and beloved.
      I do pray that one day he will open your eyes to see his beauty.