Catechism 18

Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?

No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is righteously angry with our sins and will punish them in his just judgment both in this life, and in the life to come.

(New City Catechism)

 

Goodness, then, is broken –
            innocence lost –
                        holiness offended.
Order, now disrupted, tends to judgment.

All creation groans;
            its creatures turn
                        against us now.
Righteous truth burns us when it shines.
 

We hide among the leaves
            yet storms will snap
                        and fire will reveal
what the life to come cannot contain.
 

Eden fractured, life stained:
            what did we expect
                        who had all good
at fingertips and crushed it with greed?

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