Breaking the law of man is one thing, but breaking the law of God is quite another. The former act makes the person doing it a criminal, with consequences that are temporal. The latter act makes the individual involved a sinner, with consequences that can be eternal.
The law provides justice by requiring the criminal to “serve time.” But God provides mercy to those who seek it through His Son, Jesus Christ, who “served time” for His followers via the cross.
Cold-case Christianity’s J. Warner Wallace explains: