Where in the Bible Does It Say No Sin Is Greater Than Another?

There is no verse in the Bible that states that all sins are equal; rather, the Bible demonstrates that some sins are more damaging or cause more guilt than others and that all sins require individuals to repent. John 19:11, which states, “For this reason he who offered me over to you has the greater sin,” is one verse that demonstrates plainly that some sins are more terrible than others. However, the Bible comes to the conclusion that sin brings to eternal punishment.

The severity of a sin can vary depending on a number of factors, including whether the person knew the act was wrong, how much of an influence it had on other people, and how purposefully they carried it out.

The degree of rebellion also influences how serious the offence is. Abortion, extortion, blasphemy, murder, perjury, and false vows are some of the serious sins that the Catholic Church considers to be grave sins.

Some verses in the Bible demonstrate that some sins will result in harsher condemnation than others. For instance, Matthew 11:22 states, “Yet I say unto you, that on the day of judgement, it shall be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon than for you.” Additionally, 2 Peter 2:20–21 demonstrates that it is preferable for people to commit sin unknowingly than to do so consciously.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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