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The difference between a little and a big sin

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As children, we often hear our parents mentioning"little white lies" and I personally struggled with that concept because I believed that God sees all sins the same. Sin is sin. In Matthew 5:21 - 28 the Bible discusses that notion, that murder and anger will be equally judged. With age I have grown to somewhat dispute that, being jealous of somebody else's success can't be as bad as murdering somebody else or being involved with human trafficking right? Surely. that's why thelaw has different punishments for different violations right?
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Do you believe all sins are equally bad?
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In Matthew 5:21 - 28 the Bible discusses that notion, that murder and anger will be equally judged.
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Do you believe all sins are equally bad
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It seems obvious that some sins are worse than others in both motivation and effects, and should be judged accordingly. Stealing a loaf of bread is vastly different than exterminating a million people.
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It is always difficult and dangerous to attempt to list sins according to their degree of seriousness. In one sense, all sins are equal in that they all separate us from God. The Bible’s statement, “For the wages of sin is death …” (Romans 6:23), applies to all sin, whether in thought, word, or deed.
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There's mortal sin and venial sin. Venial sin doesn't completely separate us from God. Killing though violates one of the ten commandments of God. Though the man was asking for it. I'm not sure how God would want us to deal with this situation.
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Not everybody is hurt in the same way by every sin. In other words, if I shoot someone dead right now, or if I just spit on him, both are very ugly sins but he's not dead if I only spit on him.
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do I believe all sins are equally bad
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All sins are equal in the sense that they separate us from God. However, the severity of each sin is still being seen as different by God. As we can see in the Old Testament, He gave different punishments to the different sins committed by people.
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Be it a big or small sin, in both cases you've defied God. In both cases you've said no to God. That's what he's saying. He wants us to feel that every sin, from the smallest to the greatest, is against God and not just against people and their consequences.
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When Jesus spoke of his second coming and judgment, he warned that among those deserving punishment some would “be beaten with many blows” and others “with few blows.” This proves that there are different degrees of sin and each with their own degree of punishment.
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Remember that whether our sins are relatively small or great, they will draw us further and further away from God
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