Are some abominations worse than others?

shnarkle

Well-known member
There doesn't seem to be a scale indicating just how detestable one abomination is over another. They're all just labeled as abominations. Therefore, eating pork or shellfish, wearing mixed fibers, etc. is just as detestable to God as sodomy, incest, idolatry etc. Or, if you prefer, one is no worse than the other.

So those who engage in sodomy, incest, or idolatry are probably not going to have a problem eating pork or shellfish, or wearing clothing with mixed fibers. At least they're consistent. Those who condemn one while excusing another are just cherry picking.



The following is a list of things the Bible considers an abomination:

  • Unclean things (Lev. 7:21)
  • Customs of pagans (Lev. 18:30)
  • Idols (2 Chr. 15:8; 1 Pet. 4:3)
  • Sins of men (Ps. 14:1; 53:1)
  • Cheating (Mic. 6:10)
  • Lost souls (Rev. 21:8)
  • A froward man (perverse; one who turns aside (Pro. 3:32; 11:20)
  • A proud look (Pro. 6:16-17)
  • A lying tongue (Pro. 6:17; 12:22)
  • Hands that shed innocent blood ((Pro. 6:17)
  • A wicked scheming heart (Pro. 6:18)
  • Feet that are quick to sin (Pro. 6:18)
  • A false witness that speaks lies (Pro. 6:19)
  • A sower of discord (Pro. 6:19)
  • Wickedness (Pro. 8:7)
  • A false balance or scale (Pro. 11:1)
  • Sacrifices of the wicked (Pro. 15:8; 21:27)
  • The way of the wicked (Pro. 15:9)
  • The thoughts of the wicked (Pro. 15:26)
  • The proud of heart (Pro. 16:5)
  • Justifying the wicked (Pro. 17:15)
  • Condemning the just (Pro. 17:15)
  • Divers, dishonest weights (Pro. 20:10, 23)
  • Divers, dishonest measures (Pro. 20:10)
  • Refusing to hear the law (Pro. 28:9)
  • Prayers of the rebel (Pro. 28:9)
  • Eating flesh of peace offerings on the 3rd day (Lev. 7:18)
  • Some same sex acts (Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Dt. 23:18) See GayPrejudice.com
  • Taking ornaments from idols when being destroyed (Dt. 7:25-26)
  • Any Idolatrous practices (Dt. 12:31; 13:14; 17:4; 18:9; 20:18; 29:17)
  • Offering an imperfect animal to God as a sacrifice (Dt. 17:1)
  • Any traffic with demons (Dt. 18:7-12)
  • Wearing clothes of the opposite sex (Dt. 22:5) See GayPrejudice.com
  • Bringing the hire of a harlot or sodomite into God's house (Dt. 23:18)
  • Re-marriage of former companions (Dt. 24:1-4)
  • Cheating others (Dt. 25:13-16)
  • Making images/idols (Dt. 27:15)
  • Idols of Ammon (1 Ki. 11:5)
  • Idols of Moab (1 Ki. 11:7; 2 Ki. 11:13)
  • Idols of Zidon (2 Ki. 23:13)
  • Incense offered by hypocrites (Isa. 1:13)
  • Eating unclean things (Isa. 66:17)
  • Offering human sacrifices (Jer. 32:35)
  • Robbery (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Murder (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Adultery (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Oppression of others, particularly the poor or vulnerable (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Violence (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Breaking vows (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Lending with interest to a brother (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Lying with a menstruous woman (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Hardness of heart (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Injustice (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Worship of anti-Christ (Dan. 11:31; 12:11; Mt. 24:15; 2 Th. 2:4; Rev. 13)
  • Incest (Lev. 19: 6-30)
  • Things highly esteemed by man (Lk. 16:15)
  • Many other sins of the nations (Lev. 18: 26-29; Dt. 18: 9-12; 20:18; 29:17; 1 Ki. 14:24; 21:2, 11; 23:24; 2 Chr. 28:3; 33:2; 34:33; 36:14; Ezek. 7: 3-20; 8: 6-17; 16: 2-58; 20: 4-30; Rev. 17: 4-5)
 

CharismaticLady

Well-known member
There doesn't seem to be a scale indicating just how detestable one abomination is over another. They're all just labeled as abominations. Therefore, eating pork or shellfish, wearing mixed fibers, etc. is just as detestable to God as sodomy, incest, idolatry etc. Or, if you prefer, one is no worse than the other.

So those who engage in sodomy, incest, or idolatry are probably not going to have a problem eating pork or shellfish, or wearing clothing with mixed fibers. At least they're consistent. Those who condemn one while excusing another are just cherry picking.



The following is a list of things the Bible considers an abomination:

  • Unclean things (Lev. 7:21)
  • Customs of pagans (Lev. 18:30)
  • Idols (2 Chr. 15:8; 1 Pet. 4:3)
  • Sins of men (Ps. 14:1; 53:1)
  • Cheating (Mic. 6:10)
  • Lost souls (Rev. 21:8)
  • A froward man (perverse; one who turns aside (Pro. 3:32; 11:20)
  • A proud look (Pro. 6:16-17)
  • A lying tongue (Pro. 6:17; 12:22)
  • Hands that shed innocent blood ((Pro. 6:17)
  • A wicked scheming heart (Pro. 6:18)
  • Feet that are quick to sin (Pro. 6:18)
  • A false witness that speaks lies (Pro. 6:19)
  • A sower of discord (Pro. 6:19)
  • Wickedness (Pro. 8:7)
  • A false balance or scale (Pro. 11:1)
  • Sacrifices of the wicked (Pro. 15:8; 21:27)
  • The way of the wicked (Pro. 15:9)
  • The thoughts of the wicked (Pro. 15:26)
  • The proud of heart (Pro. 16:5)
  • Justifying the wicked (Pro. 17:15)
  • Condemning the just (Pro. 17:15)
  • Divers, dishonest weights (Pro. 20:10, 23)
  • Divers, dishonest measures (Pro. 20:10)
  • Refusing to hear the law (Pro. 28:9)
  • Prayers of the rebel (Pro. 28:9)
  • Eating flesh of peace offerings on the 3rd day (Lev. 7:18)
  • Some same sex acts (Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Dt. 23:18) See GayPrejudice.com
  • Taking ornaments from idols when being destroyed (Dt. 7:25-26)
  • Any Idolatrous practices (Dt. 12:31; 13:14; 17:4; 18:9; 20:18; 29:17)
  • Offering an imperfect animal to God as a sacrifice (Dt. 17:1)
  • Any traffic with demons (Dt. 18:7-12)
  • Wearing clothes of the opposite sex (Dt. 22:5) See GayPrejudice.com
  • Bringing the hire of a harlot or sodomite into God's house (Dt. 23:18)
  • Re-marriage of former companions (Dt. 24:1-4)
  • Cheating others (Dt. 25:13-16)
  • Making images/idols (Dt. 27:15)
  • Idols of Ammon (1 Ki. 11:5)
  • Idols of Moab (1 Ki. 11:7; 2 Ki. 11:13)
  • Idols of Zidon (2 Ki. 23:13)
  • Incense offered by hypocrites (Isa. 1:13)
  • Eating unclean things (Isa. 66:17)
  • Offering human sacrifices (Jer. 32:35)
  • Robbery (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Murder (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Adultery (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Oppression of others, particularly the poor or vulnerable (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Violence (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Breaking vows (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Lending with interest to a brother (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Lying with a menstruous woman (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Hardness of heart (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Injustice (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Worship of anti-Christ (Dan. 11:31; 12:11; Mt. 24:15; 2 Th. 2:4; Rev. 13)
  • Incest (Lev. 19: 6-30)
  • Things highly esteemed by man (Lk. 16:15)
  • Many other sins of the nations (Lev. 18: 26-29; Dt. 18: 9-12; 20:18; 29:17; 1 Ki. 14:24; 21:2, 11; 23:24; 2 Chr. 28:3; 33:2; 34:33; 36:14; Ezek. 7: 3-20; 8: 6-17; 16: 2-58; 20: 4-30; Rev. 17: 4-5)

To my stomach, YES, some abominations are worse! But to God, they all turn His stomach!
 

civic

Well-known member
To my stomach, YES, some abominations are worse! But to God, they all turn His stomach!
Your god has a stomach ?

Where does the Bible say the Father has a body or a stomach ?

The Bible says God is invisible and no man has seen the Father except the Son.

hope this helps!!!
 

cjab

Well-known member
There doesn't seem to be a scale indicating just how detestable one abomination is over another.
Why should there be a scale? The point is to indicate what is detestable to God, not what the punishment should be.
 

eternomade

Well-known member
There are varying degrees of sin(how it affects one or those around them) but ultimately we are condemened by the most "minor" sin.

I am more interested in those who call themselves Christians decide what to obey in this list. Is it none, some or all, and why?
 

shnarkle

Well-known member
There are varying degrees of sin(how it affects one or those around them) but ultimately we are condemened by the most "minor" sin.
Good point, and one that is often overlooked.
I am more interested in those who call themselves Christians decide what to obey in this list. Is it none, some or all, and why?
The reasons should be the same. If the church is now liberated, and at liberty to eat pork, and shellfish, it's at liberty to divorce, fornicate, etc. as well.
 

CharismaticLady

Well-known member
What I think is hidden very well in the Church are all the doctrines of demons that sear the consciences of so many people regarding sin, and their apathy towards holiness as they trust Jesus to save them from the punishment of their sins they keep committing.

I saw in the Matthew Henry commentary on 1 John 3:9 that he said is cannot mean that we are free from all sin, just the practice of sin because 1 John 1:9 is there for when we commit sin. That is a misinterpretation of 1 John 1:9. We are cleansed from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, which means we are cleansed from that old carnal nature that created our old sins. It is comparable to Acts 2:38 to receive the Holy Spirit which makes us dead to sin as we walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. Romans 8:1-9
 

eternomade

Well-known member
What I think is hidden very well in the Church are all the doctrines of demons that sear the consciences of so many people regarding sin, and their apathy towards holiness as they trust Jesus to save them from the punishment of their sins they keep committing.

I saw in the Matthew Henry commentary on 1 John 3:9 that he said is cannot mean that we are free from all sin, just the practice of sin because 1 John 1:9 is there for when we commit sin. That is a misinterpretation of 1 John 1:9. We are cleansed from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, which means we are cleansed from that old carnal nature that created our old sins. It is comparable to Acts 2:38 to receive the Holy Spirit which makes us dead to sin as we walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. Romans 8:1-9
You're conflating grace and the law.
 

CharismaticLady

Well-known member
You're conflating grace and the law.

That is what Jesus does for us when He writes the laws on our hearts of our new nature so we partake of the divine nature of God. 2 Pt. 1:2-4. Grace is the divine power of God that empowers us to naturally keep His laws of Love.

A doctrine of demons makes the grace of God into a license to sin which makes it appealing to those who love sin.
 
Top