Deviation from commandments of God is counted as a sin. Some sins are intensively severe while some are of minor rank. Here we are discussing the 10 worst sins. Punishments for these sins are also intensive and rigorous.
01. Murder and Child Sacrifice:
Murdering an innocent human being or sacrificing a child with intention to please the God and his Prophet are the biggest and grave sins. Murder in Christianity is related to the rights of Human being and the rights of Human being are never meant to be forgiven. Rights of God may be forgiven if God wanted. But the rights of other human being will inevitably be punished after the death. In the ancient time the orthodox who were following and conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice would slaughtering their child with an intention to please the God. This is the biggest sin in Christianity is to slaughtering a human with a false creed of pleasing God. God does not need any kind of such sacrifice. God wants you to develop good morals values in yourself.
02. Worshiping false God:
The second biggest sin in Christianity is to Worships false Gods and idols. There is only one creator of the whole universe and He is, no doubt, the only worthy to be worshiped. Staying some other entity with the rank of God is the second biggest creeds of Christianity. The whole preaching and teachings of Jesus Christ were based on the oneness of God. God does not share his attributes to any one. No one can reach the rank of God and no one is worthy to be worshiped.
Blasphemy means using the name of God and his prophets in a contemptuous way. Blasphemy to God and his prophets is a grave sin and its punishment in Christianity is punishing to death in this worldly life and the punishment after death is much more severe and rigorous. Publishing caricatures about the prophets of God is very severe and unforgivable sin and it must be punished. Today’s news papers and TV channels make a lot of mistakes in this regard. They affiliate some acts of terrorism to the teachings of Prophet. But none of the Prophet given the lesson of terror and violence then why do we affiliate the activities of people to the teachings of Prophets.
Reference; Jeremiah 28:16: Thus says the Lord: I am going to send you off the face of the earth. Within this year you will be dead, because you have spoken perversion against the Lord.
Incest means the sexual relationship among very close relatives, such as brother sister, father daughter, son and mother etc. This is included among the biggest the sins in Christianity as well as in other religions like Islam, Judaism etc.
Ancient people (not just the Hebrews) seem to have realized that sexual relations between closely related people could result in biologically flawed offspring. Modern science tells us that children of too-closely related people have, among other things, defective immune systems.
All ancient tribal groups have strict laws about who you can and cannot have sex with. These are built into tribal law, usually by a system of taboos.
The passage in Leviticus is a warning and a statement of taboo
Leviticus 18:6 None of you shall approach anyone near of kin to uncover nakedness: I am the Lord.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother; she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether born at home or born abroad. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter……You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter; it is depravity. You shall not take a woman as a rival to her sister, uncovering her nakedness while her sister is still alive.
Homosexuality means the sexual intercourse between two males or female. The logic for its being a sin is; the aim and objective of sex is to breed and give birth to offspring. Other wise there is no need of having sex in the eyes of religion. Mating is just meant to give offspring.
The law forbidding homosexual relations between men or women was written at a time when the Hebrews were in a dangerous situation. They were trying to gain a foothold in the new land of Canaan, which they had entered when they fled from Egypt.
But all the arable land in Canaan was already taken, and the Hebrews could only perch precariously on the arid hillsides. They were constantly harried by the Canaanite soldiers and people, and their survival was very much at risk.
06. Sex with animals:
There are thousands of example in the history of mankind of having sex with animals. The order of forbidding sex with animals appears immediately after a law forbidding child sacrifice. This give you some idea of how disgusting the writer of Leviticus found this practice. Both acts were seen as perversions of the worst sort.
But there is no doubt that the ancient nomadic tribesmen performed this act on the unfortunate animals of their flocks.
Leviticus 18:23: You shall not have sexual relations with any animal and defile yourself with it, nor shall any woman give herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it: it is perversion.
07. Magic and Sorcery:
Magic had worsened the values of ancient civilizations. Creeds were ruined due the escalations of Magic and Sorcery. Magic was very popular in the ancient world – then as now it gave people a sense of control over events that were in fact out of their control. It may seem harmless, something to entertain and amuse, but dabbling in magic means that we hand our decisions and free will over to someone or something else. The commandment against false prophecy tells us to trust in our own ability to make decisions about our lives.
Deuteronomy 13:1-5: If prophets or those who divine by dreams appear among you and promise you omens or portents, and the omens or the portents declared by them take place, and they say, “Let us follow other gods and let us serve them”, you must not heed the words of those prophets or those who divine by dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you. Those prophets or those who divine by dreams shall be put to death for having spoken treason against the Lord your God,who brought you of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery.
Slander means accusing some innocent person of having an ill deed which he actually did not do. This is among the ten biggest sins in Christianity. Slandering is made with an intention to harm the reputation of a man or women. Punishment of slander on the day of resurrection will be severe.
A man came up to Jesus and asked, ‘Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?’ …Jesus replied,…’If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.’ ‘Which ones?’ the man inquired. Jesus replied, ‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.’
Clearly Jesus taught that giving false testimony (e.g., gossip and slander) is sin.
09. Social Injustice:
The foundation of a peaceful society is laid upon the social justice. Justice insures the rights of every individual If there is no justice the society will suffer disturbance and violence. People will raise the slogan of their due rights, and will go to extreme limits in order to achieve their rights and status. Thus an atmosphere of agitation will develop. The prophets of God laid intensive stress on keeping Social Justice in the society, so that man can lead a normal and peaceful life.
The root of every ill deed is Lie. If there is no there will be no ill deed. The message in Psalm 5:9 pulls no punches: a person who tells lies is like an open grave, full of death and rottenness. Sins of speech are singled out for special condemnation in the Bible, and are seen as leading directly, and by the providence of God, to destruction. The sin of telling lies brings its own inevitable results.
Psalms 5:9: For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
Evil will not sojourn with you.
The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful….
Make your way straight before me
For there is no truth in their mouths; their hearts are destruction;
their throats are open graves; they flatter with their tongues.