Anthony Burgess: all sins are not equally heinous

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Howsoever every sin, even the least, doth thus deserve eternal damnation, yet there is a great difference between some sins and others. And therefore sin is not a mere negation, but a privation, as diseases are, and so as one disease may be more desperate then another, so may one sin be more heinous then another. The Stoics thought all sins alike. And Cyprian among the Ancients, is reported by the Learned to have been of that mind. But Scripture doth evidently confute this, He that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin, John 16.11. So you have the phrase, no be worse then an Infidel, 1 Tim. 5.8. Thus Ezek. 16.47. Israel is said to be more corrupted, and to do more abomination then Sodom. For although to sin be to miss the mark, yet some may shoot far wider from it, then others, one sin therefore may be more heinous then another, divers ways, as Divines shew: ...

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