Once again, Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death.Why does Christianity teach that the wages of sin is eternal torture?
It's more scary and will convince more people to pay the church for salvation.
SoM, I really do think that it is eternal torture. I can remember lies I told 40 years ago. I have bad thoughts of some years spent in robust sinful behavior.
Guilt, anger, remorse, sadness and futility fill me when I let myself dwell on those times. The memories torture me.
And I say all that knowing full well I have accepted, repented and for decades now have lived in love and devotion. I know those sins brought me to my knees, and help steer me toward living in Love and Christ.
And so I am free not to dwell on the tortuous spirit bending wages of my sins: But even now I relive and suffer from them.
So the wage of sin is not death eric?
There are too many kinds of death. Euthanasia in pure form is a mercy death. Perhaps allowing us to die is more of a mercy. OTOH I cannot conceive how pure energy could die.
So if I read Romans in love, I can see that Paul is saying that which is sinful in us will die. It just plain dies. That which is Love has eternal life. And perhaps those sins torture us.
Do you not believe that the guilt of sin will be removed? With that said, we will sin no more?
I would assume it would just die along with our sinful nature.
Not bad Eric. Our sinful nature or what I call our carnal nature will end with our deaths.
Do I look forward to that??? No but if this realm was just to tortuous yes.
But I would not feel this way without Christ firmly entrenched not only in my psychie but also heart and mind and soul. And for to have happened to me, I had to walk through the Baptisms of water, spirit and fire. Repent and surrender to His will. If I did not do that would my carnal nature survive my physical death? Well I do not want to find out.
Because it was a more effective way of making sure the illiterate peasantry wouldn't rebel against its corrupted government.
Ever been through a divorce?
The wages of sin are alimony, child support, and long frustrating conversations with your EX about what you did with her sister....I heard.
Because it's spiritual death.
And sometimes, yes, literal physical death also.
Both are our earnings, our wages, what we deserve.
So you are telling me my beautiful 4 year old child deserves to die both physically and spiritually?
Nope. But when the time comes that she's at an age where she's able to understand the facts of life, right and wrong, and repentance and forgiveness, she will have a decision to make then with eternal consequences.
That's church nonsense trying to find excuses to justify their beliefs. A sinner is a sinner correct? David even said that when we are concieved, we are sinners. No one deserves this fate you believe in. It is insane to the core. Because if we all deserve eternal torture, your view of your image of god is a selfish hypocrite of a monster.
Think what you will.
Keep a big ego.
Me....I have no qualms saying that, in comparison to the God who created mankind, I deserve nothing from Him unless it IS hell. But am soooo very grateful that He loves me enough to let me live and even offers me a home in Heaven when I die, instead of that lake of fire.
Of course you have no qualms. that self-righteous pride of your is obvious. The reality of hell is secretly found in your hearts desires. I am a conservitive by nature in world events, but you extrem religous right winged legalist conservitive christians put nothing but yokes of fear of punishment on new believers and who fears punishment has not love.
Why do you deserve hell Brenda? What have you done? Did you murder a small child, sell drugs to street kids, or commit genocide?
by paarsurrey 8 years ago
Is it not a Christian doctrine that every human beings is sinful except Jesus?
by Eric Dierker 2 years ago
Are we born with original sin? I do not think so. Correct me if I am wrong.We have the Council of Nicea. We have Augustine and we have Paul. Some claim Adam and Eve sealed the sin deal for every wonderful beautiful baby born. If you wanted to you could show some interesting notions regarding...
by awesome77 9 years ago
The minimum wage is a joke and I think it should be abolished. Let the market system determine what the wages should be!I know, some of you will scream and holler, but as a former retail business owner, it undermines the market system for wages.
by gobible 7 years ago
Define sin or sinful nature in one word or a sentence. Let's tail the colors of descriptions for a good cause......If God is represented as light in Bible; Sin is darkness.Sin is deception.
by Josak 7 years ago
Wages have not been keeping up with the cost of living for a long time now in the US and the primary reason is the weakening of the unions, the problem really began during the presidency of Ronnie the union buster Reagan, unions began to lose ground against other movements and many were in fact...
by Eastward 3 months ago
CBS News reports that the Brookings Institution  found, "America's unemployment rate is at a half-century low, but it also has a job-quality problem that affects nearly half the population, with a study finding 44% of U.S. workers are employed in low-wage jobs that pay median annual wages...
Copyright © 2020 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|