There is a price for sin…. DEATH. While God is a merciful and graceful God, He is also a just God, He cannot and will not condone sin of any kind.
“For the wages of sin is death;” – Romans 6:23a.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” – Romans 5:12.
When the flesh dies, this is the first death, leaving the soul to go to one of two places, heaven or hell. A soul that has God’s Spirit in it will go to heaven, but one that does not have His Spirit will be cast into hell only to await judgment from Jesus when He returns, then be cast into the lake of fire after judgment, which is the second death. Also known as eternal death.
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” – Revelation 20:14.