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I have heard people say that all sin is equal in the eyes of the Lord, but if so, then why does Jesus seem to be saying that there are different levels of punishment (Matthew 11:20-24)? I haven’t heard a verse about the former. Would someone clear this up, please?

May 4, 2015 at 06:46
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There are different kinds of sins. Mortal and venial sins. Venial sins are the smaller sins but mortal sins cut you off from God completely. For example cheating on a math test is bad and a sin but would be a venial sin compared to murdering someone.

For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: “Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent.” So if you didn’t know what you were doing it wouldn’t be a mortal sin.

I wouldn’t think that if two people died on the same day, one cheated on a math test without confessing and the other murdered someone without confessing, they would be going to the same place. Math test cheater would go to purgatory and murderer would go straight to hell. I see God as more merciful than to place both at the same level.

Hope this helps.

May 23, 2015 at 15:35


Thanks, but where is it from? I’ve never heard it before.

June 2, 2015 at 17:18


All sins are equal in the eyes of God, but some have higher consequences because of the human factor.

June 9, 2015 at 12:14
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