Catechism Question 8June 25, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Posted in Children's Bible Catechism | 2 Comments
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Question 8: What is the punishment for sin?
Answer: The punishment for sin is death.
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
How can the sinner’s punishment be eternal if death is the end? Just as the gift of God for those who trust in Christ is eternal life, so the punishment for sinners who die apart from Christ is eternal death, which means the soul consciously existing in torment forever, experiencing the eternal wrath of God.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
God has woven into the curse of sin a natural progression toward death, although He is free to intervene in the process and rescue sinners.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.