Are all sins equal in God’s eyes?



All sins can be seen as equal in the sense that they all separate us from God. Romans 6:23 states, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." However, other verses seem to indicate that there are different levels of punishment per each sin. Matthew 11 states, “Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.” Sodom was infamous for sins like arrogance, gluttony, indifference, to the poor, and sexual sin. This verse makes clear that those who reject him will have a tougher penalty than those in Sodom.