Is one sin greater than another?
The essence of sin is not the violation of ethical norms but the alienation from the neighborly Godly life for which man was made and to which he is called by nature or, in other words, by his very soul. Sin is a break with the source of life and the only major failure in a man’s life. This break occurs in the innermost depths of man, but the consequences spill over to the whole man. Moreover, sin does not only have personal connotations, but it will undoubtedly go beyond the confines of his individual life and burden the life of all humankind with its evil and thus affect the whole world’s fate.
No one sin is more significant than another, but all are equally grave. Sin not only changes your person but disfigures your physiognomy, killing that facial light by which we can quickly intuit the complexion of the man we are looking at. That is why a man’s degradation is read on his face, that is, on the quotient of expression he radiates around him. Sin is wrong because it leads to passion and consecutive repetition. Because from the moment we savor sin, we feel the aroma and beauty that covers biblical sin. The body draws its pleasure from sin. If we do not break, suddenly and immediately, this sin, then the body will get used to the pleasure offered. When we come to passion, the body is already subjugated to biblical sin; it depends on it and cannot live without obtaining that pleasure.
Key Verse related to biblical sin
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
The Greek word for sin is hamartia, the meaning of wandering, of going in the wrong direction, that is, the way of death and not of life. Sin does not consist of breaking ethical rules but foraying from actual life. Through sin, man freely resigns from the possibility of sharing in the divine life. Sin is the knowing and free violation of God’s will by thought, word, or deed. And because God’s will is revealed in His laws, biblical sin is also called deceit.
From the accounts of the Scriptures, we know that God forgives every sin, but only through fasting and prayer.
Prayer is the ray of light for which we are always longing. It is the power of man to enter into dialogue with God. Prayer comforts, strengthen, rejoices, and helps man to know himself in depth. Together with fasting, they become the wings with which the Christian can soar to Heaven. Man has almost grown accustomed to the noise and fury in himself. And the world around him can no longer easily endure quietly of soul. Because of the noisy winds in the world and ourselves, we can scarcely hear the spirit’s gentle, barely whispered voice; fasting is necessary.