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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: KansasGirl
Sin is separation from God.
A sin separates you from God because you are walking away from His will.
The theft of a thing is still theft and we are commanded not to steal.
Murder is still murder and we are commanded not to murder.
Matthew 15: 16-20
“Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. 17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”
I can see you playing with words trying to soften the line, but the long and short of it is that you are parsing murder and theft. Jesus says both defile. They are evil. To do them takes you away from God and into sin.
So yes, the wages of sin is death and you need to repent of them and that's part of what Christ's sacrifice was for.