Q. Which is worse: Sanctioning abortions on demand or legalizing same-sex marriage? I know both are sins, but why do most Christian leaders feel that legalizing same-sex marriage will bring the full wrath of God upon us all? Isn’t the killing of unborn babies a far “greater” and heinous sin than two people of the same-sex getting married? Thank you in advance for your answer and I look forward each day to your question/answer emails. God bless you and all that you do!!
A. As we look at the Biblical record, we can see there are two things that have always made God really angry. One is the practice of child sacrifice and the other has been the open acceptance of homosexuality. It’s hard to say whether in His view one is worse than the other.
About child sacrifice God said it never entered His mind that His people would do such a thing (Jeremiah 7:31). He called homosexuality an abomination and made it a capital offense in Israel (Lev. 20:13).
Suffice it to say, if God has a list of the 10 worst sins, my guess that both abortion and same sex relationships are right near the top.
Fortunately, Jesus died for all our sins so even these can be forgiven (Colossians 2:13-14).