The wages of sin is not being dead today.

Did you know when the scriptures speak about this:

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

It doesn’t mean there is a wage of sin.

This is because Paul was actually using the term “wage” to differentiate God’s free gift.

In fact, he was speaking about life under the old covenant. Not life under sin.

Observe.

Romans 6:14-15

For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!

So you see he equates sin with the Law. He then points out to the face that once a person dies to the Law, he is free from sin.

Romans 6:14

For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

He even said “we USED to be in sin”.

Romans 6:17

But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.

Now the question we must ask is this: What is the “pattern of teaching” he was referring to?

This.

Romans 6:18

You HAVE BEEN set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

See?

Past tense.

He repeated it here. Just one verse before the “wages of sin” verse.

Romans 6:22

But NOW that you HAVE been SET FREE from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.

So. What kind of death was Paul talking about? It was death which was brought in by the Law.

It’s not about today. Rather it’s about the ministry of death.

This.

2 Corinthians 3:7

The Greater Glory of the New Covenant

Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was,

This death was a result of old covenant Jews refusing to leave Jerusalem being the centrality of the Law and it’s practices before AD70.

It was about the Jewish Wars which resulted into the siege and thereafter the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70.

It has nothing to do with dying today or any physical death or hell.

This is why we tell you hell was a thing in the past.

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