B) God & Man's Sin
Perhaps you have met such a Christian or you yourself even have such false notions. The way God deals with His people and those who are not His people are quite different.
God, Judgment and the Unbeliever
Unbelievers will perish in their sin. They will be fully judged for all their wrong doings. Esau serves as a case example for this (Genesis 36). The statement is spoken from the whole book of Genesis (one of 10 genealogies).
Esau's own heart can be clearly seen in the rejection of God and God’s inheritance for the world (as seen in Gen 25-27).
Genesis 37 holds Esau’s genealogical account that is no longer going to be traced. For sure, his generations would go on before a final judgment but no longer traced as the people of God. His descendants would no longer be accounted for, even though he was a son of Jacob.
The term ‘unbeliever’ is not used, but he clearly is described as a person who loved the world rather than pursued God. Following verses highlight God’s rejection of him.
Remember Jacob was no saint either. But trace God’s pursuit of him and his pursuit of God.
God, Judgment and the Believer
Believers, however, are a different case. Yahweh deals with them quite differently. God "begins with us first." Judgment begins with the household of God (cf. 1 Peter 4:17). Jacob serves as a clear example of this (Genesis 37 starts his genealogy).
A Christian is not judged in regards to salvation, or whether he is accepted by God as His child. Justification by faith teaches us His children are saved by faith in Christ. Every believer is on the path of sanctification.
God says that He scourges every child of His. This is a mark of belonging that we might be holy like our Father (cf. Hebrews 12:6).
In Deuteronomy 28 we see a whole list of things that God will bring upon His people if they don't do all that He says. God cannot allow His people to live normal lives in their sins. He is compelled to interfere and judge them that they might repent.
Understanding Sin in Our Livesreflections
This chart based on Galatians 5:7-8 shows that God judge all sin, whether believer or unbeliever. We must reject any thoughts that deny a sin's consequence on a Christian's life. His sins will affect not only himself but others. Our sins are like seeds which drop into the soil and spring up around us and thus devasting the ones we love the most.
Genesis Introduction: Introduction to Genesis | Outline and Genealogies | Genesis' Chronologies (5 & 11) | Unified Themes of Genesis