According to the scriptures, “the wages of sin is death.” It's a given spiritual law that can be suspended no more than any other laws God has put in place ... like gravity and time.
You don't eat, you die. You don't breathe, you die. You jump off a cliff, you die. You swim with sharks, you get eaten. You jump off a really tall building, and the law of gravity will ALWAYS take care of you.
You might say "judgment doesn't exist" as you jump off that building, but you're still going to get splattered when you hit the bottom!
Yep, fire burns. Gravity kills. Water drowns. And whether you believe in judgment or not ... your unbelief will still damn you.
What’s interesting to note is that gravity itself is necessary or we'd fly off into space. Water is absolutely vital for sustaining life, and fire is a necessary tool for human survival.
These cosmic laws in themselves don't absolutely kill. Yet, it is the willful and cognizant defiance of these laws and properties that can kill. God's laws don't kill. They are life, given in order to preserve life. It is when man defies God's laws that death results.
Folks. It comes down to a willful choice. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus to ALL those who believe (Romans 3:22) and those who refuse Truth are still under the law of sin and death (Romans 2:13-16).
For both Jew and Gentile, stubbornness and an unrepentant heart stores up wrath for when His righteous judgment is to be revealed. Romans 2:5-11
Open the parachute of Christ ... and live here, now to the full.