I read a comment some time ago referring to homosexuality as “the most immoral and sinful lifestyle.” This is a comment from a believer, a committed & sincere believer. I was really taken aback by this comment, because it has always been my belief (and indeed, I’ve seen nothing yet to refute this) that as far as God is concerned, sin is sin is sin. There are not degrees of immorality. One sinful and immoral lifestyle is no more or less sinful and immoral than another sinful and immoral lifestyle. It is because we are born sinners that we are sinful…that we are immoral…that we pursue depravity…and even that we measure our degree of sinfulness/depravity against other, more egregious (according to us) sins.
I can’t respond to this personally because it would touch off a feud, I’m afraid. It is not my place in this instance to ask the hard questions. But I’ll ask here…am I asking the right questions? Is my understanding on the right track? Have I understood or misunderstood?
CAVEAT: I would also welcome some input regarding great / lesser sins, as I think it has some value in my understanding this issue better.