There is error disguised as a common self righteous proclamation that adultery and murder of the Ten Commandments is the greater of sins.
There is no excuse and hyperbole intended by the tongue having the capacity for unrestrained negativity, vulgarity, profanity, offensive, deceitful and hurtful words. This in turn shapes physical action and is in no way different from the verbal utterance of lying, false witness and murder by the tongue itself or sin thereof.
There is no justifying one over the other in cyclical blaming one over another. The latter is an open door. When the intangible, evil spirit of a demon makes a suggestion, it speaks to a readied ear to self harm or harm another by means of any of the sins in the Ten Commandments.
No commandment path taken by sin stands alone but happens in simultaneous and or chain event fashion. All of it is intertwined and giving rise to another. This is the essence of our corruption and decay. One may profoundly happen more so in one versus another, but all in collective divisiveness of families, communities and onward onto larger ranks giving rise to each other’s sin.
Satan reigns in unseen and intangible rank, and so how can a physical act be separate from an act occurring in spiritual to mental fashion or venial to overt sin ongoing from a given person’s point in time versus that of another person’s time?
Time here is of the essence versus eternity. One brick gives rise to another and persistence gives rise to an outlet if with no confession.
We spin our wheels on what we perceive to be the greater sin but all the while we are, in turn covetous and giving false witness. No sin is greater. No man is immune at any given time, nor has any man ever been found worthy but Christ himself. By JRCarrillo author of: The Phases of Revelation