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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