The word “sin” in our New Testaments is translated from the Greek word “hammeria” which literally means to “miss the mark.” After understanding what sin is and what it looks like in Scripture, the more critical question about the result of sin comes to the forefront.
How Scripture answers "What is the result of sin?"
The result of sin is traced all the way back to creation1. The first sin1 introduced death8 as well as specific curses to be borne by man and woman1. While the guilt of each person’s sin is borne by that person1,7,8,15, one’s unrepentant sin4,11 and continued depravity13,14 results in spiritual death1,9,12 or separation from God2,3,10,15. Without remedy, the result of sin leads to the individual not inheriting the kingdom of God5,6,12,14 and being blotted out of God’s book of life7.
Answer built on scripture-blocks below
Sin leads to death. In this particular case, it was both physical and spiritual death (separation from God) as well as an everlasting curse on both the man (difficult labor) and the woman (pain in childbirth and strife with man who “shall rule over” her).
Walking in, or living a sinful life, causes one to be separated from God.
Sin leads to separation from God.
Sin that is repented of, or turned away from, no longer results in death.
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Practicing sin of any kind causes one not to inherit God’s kingdom.
Practicing unrighteousness (e.g. sin) causes one not to inherit the kingdom of God.
Sin results in being blotted out of God’s book (e.g. “book of life” Revelation 20:12).
Adam introduced sin into the world, leading to spiritual death for all “because all sinned”.
Sin leads to death.
Sin, and continuing in it, can blind us from knowing the path of truth (“walking in the light” vs10).
If one has truly been born again, they will not make a practice of sinning.
The result of sin is death, specifically, spiritual death.
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