Prosperity Pete has an unhealthy obsession with the sin of unbelief. I’m almost convinced that he has a great affinity for it. He certainly treats it with a tremendous amount of respect. In his message I’m critiquing, he makes bold claims about the ‘power’ of our unbelief. First, let’s look at this statement just bursting at the seams with false claims:
Quote: “There is only one sin – unbelief. Everything else are lawless deeds. There is only one sin that cannot be forgiven – the sin of unbelief.”
Unbelief is a serious, grievous sin.
Unbelief is the only sin.
No. Not even close. 1 John 5:17 reads, “All wrongdoing is sin“. The apostle John earlier in the same epistle states, “sin is transgression of the law.” (3:4) Breaking God’s commands and doing evil of all kinds is sin. Unbelief, too, is sin. Not believing God certainly will lead one to transgress God’s laws, just as Adam and Eve chose to believe the serpent’s lie rather than God’s commands. Unbelief may be at the root of every sin committed, for our natural disposition believes the seductive whispers of sin rather than the promises of the written word of God and the voice of conscience. However, unbelief is not the sum total of all biblical sins. Nowhere in either the Old or New Testament can this claim be substantiated. Any want of conformity or transgression of God’s moral law is sin. Violating any of the Ten Commandments is a sin. If I look at a woman lustfully I’ve committed a sin. If I steal, lie or covet I’ve sinned. Continue reading