We had a brief discussion last night with family about sin and if there were different levels of sin. We, through our research, do believe that there are different levels of sin. All sin is sin but some sin is worse than other sin. This does not mean it is okay to do any of them. Matthew 18:5-6, Matthew 10:14-15, Luke 10:13-14, and Mark 3:28-30 are just a few verses that show that doing some sin is much greater than other sin. There are also the sins that HE calls abominations. Not every sin committed is in that category but we feel these are sins that HE feels we should be especially aware of not doing. Again, we are not stating doing any sin is okay.
Then we came across this verse:
1 John 5:16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.
We find it very interesting that many are taught that all sin is equal. We believe that all sin is not equal. While the sin itself will still be judged some sins just aren’t as bad as others. Again, we need to state that no sin is good. It’s as if we are taught that murdering another human is the same as getting in a fight. It’s would be like teaching that raping another human is the same as stealing a lawn mower. We believe HE clearly states what sins are considered to be of a harsher consequence than others.