THE WAGES OF SIN
|The Scripture is very plain as to the penalty of sin.
Contemporary Christianity has still not shaken off the Roman, Dark-age superstition that the penalty of sin is eternal conscious torment of the wicked in hell.
Tradition would have us to believe that Romans 6:23 really means "the wages of sin is eternal conscience torment in fiery hell." But nonetheless, the scriptures say that the penalty is death.
In fact, if the penalty of sin is eternal conscious torment of the wicked in hell, the Christ cannot be the Saviour of the world, for He has not made such a payment for sin.
But Christ IS the Saviour of the world. And He did make the full and complete payment for sin. He did so by dying for the sins of the world.