5. What does God describe as the penalty of sin?
Separation from God
If only it were only that bad. The penalty for our sins is not just separation from God, or from life, or from anything else. It is much, much worse!
For the wages of sin is death; Romans 6:23
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:17
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. Ezekiel 18:4
For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16