Feel free to do whatever you want to do. Nothing bad can happen to you. After all, don’t we have the freedom to do what we want to do without any interference from anyone, especially God? So enjoy, nothing of any consequence will happen to you.

This is the lie that we have been told since the very beginning of humanity when Satan presented the deception to Eve. And Eve being deceived, submitted to Satan. From that point onward, the consequences of sin have been with us. But, specifically, what are these consequences? The Bible reveals the consequences of sin for our benefit so that we might turn from it and turn to a loving, merciful God.

Separation From God Now And For Eternity

ISAIAH 59:1 Behold, the \Lord’s\ hand is not so short That it cannot save; Neither is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.

59:2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden {His} face from you, so that He does not hear.

ROMANS 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, (separation – glh) but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Eternal Wrath

2THES. 1:6 For after all it is {only} just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
1:7 and {to give} relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
1:8 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

1:9 And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
1:10 when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed– for our testimony to you was believed.

Multiplied Pain In Childbirth

GENESIS 3:16 To the woman He said, #”I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you shall bring forth children; Yet your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.

Corruption of Earth And Our Bodies

GENESIS 3:17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’; #Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.
3:18 “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you shall eat the plants of the field;
3:19 By the sweat of your face You shall eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.

In light of these horrible and eternal consequences, how can we turn to God and avoid these things? What has God done for us? What Can we do toward God? To discover these vital answers, we must turn to Jesus – who is He, what has He done for us and what must we do to be saved?

By Gary Hunt

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