For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
It says the wages. This is something we are payed. Not something that is taken from us as a penalty.Death was given so we do not have to live in sin forever.
"# Luke 23:43
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise"
The Key word here is paradise. We all know Jesus rose on the third day. How can the thief be with him in paradise that same day? You change the coma to make sense of this. But is paradise a place? Or a state of being? Let me explain. If you take away the sins of the world the greed, the pride, the lust etc. what happens? You would then see things as Jesus. You would see thing without the stress of the world. Then you would not have to move the coma or you can it still would fit. (IMO). Paradise is a State of being. Heaven is where you would live it that perfected state.
In Gods Love