It depends on the perspective.

Yes there are different levels of sin. No one can honestly say that murder is the same as lying. That is completely ridiculous. That is because murder causes more pain than most lies. So from the human perspective, yes, some sins are worse than others.

There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.

1 John 5:16b-17

John makes it very clear that there are different types of sin, deadly or sometimes called ‘mortal’ sins, and non-deadly, sometimes called ‘venial sins.’

This most likely applies to how we see sin, and does not describe the way that God sees our sin.

That is because in the eyes of the Almighty, all sin is the same. The simplest way to defend this claim is from an argument first posed by St. Thomas Aquinas.

Aquinas said that God is the Perfect Standard by which everything else is measured, so if He is even the slightest of something, then he must be the Greatest of that thing. In simplistic terms, if God is good, then He would have to be the Most Good, if God is righteous, then He has to be the Most Righteous.

It is God’s will that you should be sanctified,

1 Thessalonians 4:3a

God loves the sinner and hates the sin. So, if God harbors even the slightest distaste for one of our “non-deadly” sins, then He must have the Greatest Hatred for that sin.

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