Three months later Julie underwent plastic surgery for facial lacerations sustained when her adult raccoon attacked her for no apparent reason. Bandit was released into the wild. Sin, too, often comes dressed in an adorable guise, and as we play with it, how easy it is to say, “It will be different for me.” The results are predictable.
The destiny and penalty for rebellion is far greater than plastic surgery or execution by lethal injection. For Christians it is a wasted life, broken homes, scared lives and families. For the unsaved it is the eternal “lake of fire”.
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