So I’ll come right out with it…I’ve never seen anything that would convince me that a god exists. That’s not the same as saying that I know there is no god, but just that nothing has compelled me to believe that one or more exists…Feel free to label me attack the label if you must.
Now, My question is a sincere one, I just want to know the opinions of the Christians here if all offenses against god (according to the Bible) are equal or if some are worse than others.
Now it would seem to me that rape, murder, torture (to name just a few) would be really bad, while other things like stealing wouldn’t carry quite the same weight. I mean a person who gains pleasure from inflicting suffering on his fellow humans imo, is the worst kind of person I can imagine. Now I’m familar with the term mortal sin, but I’m not certain how that term is applied.
Having said that, From what I learned in my time practicing Christianity and my contact with people who I believe are genuine Christians, failure to repent and accept Christ, regardless of your sins comes with equal punishment, am I correct? So I guess the failure to sincerely accept Christ and all of the things that go with it, would be #1.
Does that mean that if lead your life as a hedonist who takes anything and everything they want to please themselves (stealing, raper, murder, torture, ect) is equal in the eyes of god as a person who lives a reasonably decent life as they have both committed the worst sin of all, failure to accept Christ?
What about a true Christian. Do they judge all non Christians the same? Take myself as an example, I don’t accept Christ. Are my sins equal in your eyes? If I am a moral person (outside of my failure to accept Christ, if you think that is immoral) am I the same as the rapist? If I commit adultery where does that rank against being gay or someone who intentionally blasphemes?
Please don’t take this thread as a condemnation of religion, but as a genuine attempt to understand the position of those who are.
Now if you have a question for me as a non-believer what I believe, if the question is given in the respectful tones that I’ve asked my question, I would be happy to answer.
EDIT: If I’ve violated the rules in this section then I didn’t understand what I read in the rules section. Please feel free to delete this post and understand I will take that as a violation and a warning.