Second, Jesus said, "For this reason I tell you, people will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come” (Matthew 12:31-32 NET). I don’t see any hint of sin being equal in the above verses. What Scriptures explicitly state the idea that all sin is equal in the eyes of God? -- C.G.
The Lord speaks of logs and specks (Matt 7:1-5). In Matt 5 Jesus uses hyperbole very effectively. (No one is executed for hatred.) The burden of proof is on those who hold that all commands and sins are equal.
Judas handed Jesus over, initiating the process culminating in Jesus' execution. Pilate may have (legally) had the final say, but his role was just one in a series (Judas - Caiaphas - Pilate - the Roman soldiers). Further, Pilate may have had more responsibility in legal terms, but Judas had less excuse, having been taught about the kingdom for several years by Jesus himself. (John 18 is Pilate's first and last "lesson.")
True, any initial sin can put us out of fellowship with God. We are lost. We need salvation. But the nature and consequences of sins vary significantly. I think some people stop using common sense when they pretend all sins are equally serious. If they had been, then someone could be disfellowshipped for any sin --- not just the more serious sins listed in 1 Cor 5.