When do we sin and which one is worse than the others
Many a Christian leaders wishes to tell people about sinning and how one is worse than another but many times those ideas are based upon what they heard or the piecing together of certain fragments from the Bible to make their assumptions appear true. Now the Bible does asks us to accept another person’s truth and considering all that God has done for us, this request should be quite easy to do for him. So when I hear Christian leaders spew information about how homosexuality is worse than greed, bearing false witness and so many others, I have to accept it but that does not mean I have to like it or agree with it. It would be safe to say that I do not.
There are a host of sins that mortal man and woman can and often times commit. This is what is meant by no one being sin-free. We can be free of sin however if we make up our minds that we will sin, but we will never be controlled by sin. Being controlled by sin means that you cannot complete a simple assignment without having to sin. Being controlled by sin is allowing sin to determine your next move or action, your next list of choices or decisions. If we decide not to be controlled by sin then and only then can we be free of sin.
Now to answer the question of which sin is worse, there is but one according to the only real expert and that is Jesus Christ. That sin is blasphemy which is defined as “the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence to a deity, to religious or holy persons or sacred things”. I disagree with this definition and believe that it should be shorten to just the show of contempt toward God. A deity, holy person or sacred things are the definition of man and the Bible tells us that nothing and no one should be placed before God. I believe that blasphemy is the worse because it is the sin that got Lucifer/Satan kicked out of heaven to never return and made him unforgivable even to God his father. So when it comes to attempting to rank the sins, I say the worse is blasphemy and all the others rank about the same.
Another issue that I am bothered by is the idea that those we view as religious people or sacred individual often times point the finger at the things those unseen as they are do and use them as examples of what not to do or who we should hate. These same people tells us that God is a God of love and not hate so how can they say who we are supposed to hate while saying out of the other corner of their mouth that this same God who tells us to hate is a God of love? Maybe they can do this because we are too lazy to read study and teach ourselves about how to be a better Christian? Take for example the idea of marriage, Jesus, the one and only true expert in what God likes and don’t like, says in Matthew 5:27-28 and 31 -32 “The laws of Moses says you shall not commit adultery but I say anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery. The laws of Moses say that if anyone wants to be rid of his wife, he can divorce her merely by giving her a letter of dismissal but I say that a man who divorces his wife except for fornication causes her to commit adultery if she marries again and he who marries her commits adultery”. Man pushes this law that a divorce is only pieces of paper, so whom should you believe? Now consider this, if just a thought is actually committing the sin, when it comes to adultery, what if thought is also the actually committing of the sin with all the others? Not so clean and pure now are we?