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Question What doth every sin deserve?
Answer Every sin deserveth God’s wrath and curse, both in this life and that which is to come.1
[1] Ephesians 5:6; Galatians 3:10; Lamentations 3:39; Matthew 25:41; Romans 6:23

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Is sin against the body of man?

There is no rest in my bones because of my sin,
Psalm 38:3

And against the soul of man?

He that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul,
Proverbs 8:36

Is it against his temporal interest?

If ye will walk contrary to me, then I will walk contrary to you, and will bring a sword upon you,
Leviticus 26:24–25

And against his eternal welfare?

Depart from me, ye that work iniquity,
Matthew 7:23

And are all sins, though not alike heinous, alike destructive?

For he that said, do not commit adultery, said also, do not kill,
James 2:11

Doth sin subject to the wrath of God?

Behold thou art wroth, for we have sinned,
Isaiah 64:6

Is the wrath of a common man dreadful?

Cursed be their wrath, for it was cruel,
Genesis 49:7

But may this wrath be appeased?

A soft answer turneth away wrath,
Proverbs 15:1

Is the wrath of a king more dreadful?

The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion,
Proverbs 19:12

But may this wrath be pacified?

Then was the king’s wrath pacified,
Esther 7:10

Is the wrath of devils more terrible than either?

Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, for the devil is come down, having great wrath,
Revelation 12:12

But may this wrath be restrained?

He bound Satan a thousand years,
Revelation 20:2

Is God’s wrath then infinitely more dreadful than all?

Who knoweth the power of thine anger?
Psalm 90:11

Doth sin expose men to the curse?

Ye are cursed with a curse,
Malachi 3:9

Will this curse certainly come upon impenitent sinners?

All these curses shall come upon thee and overtake thee,
Deuteronomy 28:15

Are they cursed whilst they live?

Their portion is cursed in the earth,
Job 24:18

And cursed in death?

Ye shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen, for the Lord shall slay thee,
Isaiah 65:15

And cursed for ever?

They are nigh unto cursing whose end is to be burned,
Hebrews 6:8

Is the wrath and curse of God the due desert of sin?

Whose damnation is just,
Romans 3:8

And of every sin?

Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law to do them,
Galatians 3:10

But is there not a possibility of deliverance herefrom?

For God hath devised means that his banished soul should not be expelled from him,
2 Samuel 14:14

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Question What doth every sin deserve at the hands of God?
Answer Every sin, even the least, being against the sovereignty,1 goodness,2 and holiness of God,3 and against his righteous law,4 deserveth his wrath and curse,5 both in this life,6 and that which is to come;7 and cannot be expiated but by the blood of Christ.8
[1] James 2:10–11
[2] Exodus 20:1–2
[3] Habakkuk 1:13; Leviticus 10:3; 11:44–45
[4] 1 John 3:4; Romans 7:12
[5] Ephesians 5:6; Galatians 3:10
[6] Lamentations 3:39; Deuteronomy 28:15–18
[7] Matthew 25:41
[8] Hebrews 9:22; 1 Peter 1:18–19