Rather than hijacking another thread I will start this here. Do you think that all sins are equal? I think it is a yes and no answer. the slightest sin makes us guilty before God and deserving of wrath. However there are degrees of sin in an earthly manner. Lust in the heart and adultery are equal in regards to our standing before God. THey do not however have the same level of consequences on earth. Hating your neighbor and killing are the same sin from the heart and are equal in our relation to God. However, there is no crime in hating your neighbor unless you harm him. So, all sins are equal in condemning us to God but not all sins will disqualify someone from a particular position etc.