Everyone knows this verse by heart – “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus”. Is the consequence of sin death? Is there no other remedy to sin other than a blood sacrifice? The lesson Paul is giving is not really death, but eternal life. This is the central message of the Christian NT – if you believe in Jesus you’ll have eternal life – if not you’ll be condemned to eternal torment. But, is this the message of the Hebrew Bible?