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Some time back a public figure was arrested for pedophilia. On Youtube, I observed many very hateful comments directed at this individual.

Are the people who were passing judgement on the public figure and even myself were any better than him? For example, I used to copy in examinations even though I knew it wasn't right. I acted selfishly and in this singer's case he acted selfishly as well. The only difference I see between his sin and mine is that his sin harmed another and has had serious repercussions while mine affected only myself.

Some may say comparing sexual impurity and copying is ridiculous but is it really? We both broke the law. Why do people consider some sins horrific while routinely committing simple ones? Isn't it hypocrisy? Is there any magnitude attached to each and every sin?

Is there a magnitude to sin?

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is there a magnitude to sin?

Yes,

John 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

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