The wages of sin is death. I have read it in The Bible and have heard it from Pastors and Priests many time. Does this mean that if you sin, you die? I am sure there are many sins that could cause death, but let’s look at it metaphorically.
Death doesn’t have to be seen as an end. Death is separation from God. When we sin, it separates us from God. Eventually, it can sever the closeness. God will still love us just as much. We just won’t feel him our hearts like we used to.
Jesus replied, ” I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets to free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:34-35 NIV
Through Jesus, we are set free and redeemed for our sins. We are covered by the blood and when believe, we are saved. That said, part of being a Christian is being changed. We are to act like Christians.
Part of the hatred of Christianity is that the church in general is full of hypocrites. Your belief must be seen in your action. Are we going to sin? Yes! Will we be Christ-like? Not hardly.
Our goal should be to continuously work at being Christ-like. We are to treat people as Jesus would. A sin is anything that gets in the way of your relationship with God. Jesus conquered sin and made a way for us to have a relationship with God. We can conquer sin too.