Modern culture is averse to punishment because it does not understand God nor does it understand the seriousness of sin.A book I’m working through, “The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses,” had this quote, which I share here in full. Very good stuff here:
The punishments are easy to accept once we deal with the perversions and misunderstandings in our own hearts. Modern culture is averse to punishment because it does not understand God nor does it understand the seriousness of sin. We need to reject many ideas of modern culture in order to accept God’s word. God is infinitely holy and good. Sin is rebellion against him, an infinitely serious violation of his majesty and a despising of his goodness. The righteous punishment for sin, according to the standard of God’s own righteousness, is eternal death. If we can see the true seriousness of our sin, we will no longer object to God’s supposed severity but marvel at his mercy.