wages of sin, the
The results or consequences of evildoing, as in She ate all of the strawberries and ended up with a terrible stomachache—the wages of sin, no doubt. This expression comes from the New Testament, where Paul writes to the Romans (6:23): “The wages of sin is death.” Today it is often used more lightly, as in the example.
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But if God made man, then God is responsible for all man's acts and thoughts, and therefore man cannot sin against God.
Because if that was to atone for man's sin, it was needless, as God could have forgiven man without Himself suffering.
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