How has sin ruined our relationship with God?
“That LORD is slow to anger but great in power; the LORD will never leave the guilty unpunished.”
— Nahum 1:3
Sin separates us from God and brings us under condemnation.
Because God is holy He hates sin. Because He is a God of justice He must punish those responsible for sin.
(Taken from “Know the Truth:60 Questions and Answers on Christian Beliefs” from First Baptist Church in Tallassee, Alabama; Based on the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message)