Are some sins worse than others?
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Question: Are some sins worse than others?
Answer: The issue of the difference of one sin over another is something many people think about. Certain kinds of sins can have immediate consequences while other kinds may take a little time in order to fully manifest negative results. Sin can also vary, on a human level, in regard to how severely it impacts us, our friends, families, society, etc. and therefore some seen worse than others.
If someone drinks too much alcohol then gets into an car accident that hurts, or kills, himself or other humans - the consequences of their choices happen quickly and have a large impact. People can either kill themselves immediately by using a gun or they can slowly do so by overeating and not exercising. If someone commits adultery they can "enjoy the passing pleasures of sin" (Hebrews 11:25) for a while without a seeming penalty. Sin, however, always brings consequences. Many couples have divorced and families torn part as the result of one person's unfaithfulness.
"The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them . . . others trail behind them." (The effects are obvious latter.) (1Timothy 5:24, NIV)
ALL sin causes destruction in us either spiritually or physically.
So, the answer to your question is both Yes and No. Yes, certain types of sin can seem worse because they bring more severe consequences and can affect us quicker than other sin. But to God sin is sin, with the ultimate penalty for ANY sin being death: "For the wages (ultimate outcome) of sin (any sin) is death . . ." (Romans 6:23, NKJV)
We are all guilty of sin and need to be forgiven. If we are willing to repent and accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ then God WILL forgive us: "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us . . . and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1John 1:9)
God will also fulfill the last part of verse 23 in Romans 6: " . . . but the gift of God is ETERNAL LIFE in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)