The Holy Bible Has Salvation for Its End.
This is good and acceptable in
the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the
knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3-4
The Lord is not slow about His
promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any
to perish but for all to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone
who dies,” declares the Lord God. “Therefore, repent and live.”
In Ezekiel 18:20 it is explained to us that, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” The Lord uses Paul to explain in Romans 6:23 tells that, “the wages of sin is death” and in Romans 3:23 we are also told that “All have sinned”. Because there is not one person who was not born with a sinful nature that makes us enemies of God, death is unavoidable.
The very moment Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden, He died spiritually. Spiritual death is eternal separation from God. The perfect fellowship between God and man was irretrievably broken. It is similar to a phrase that one person might make to another who has been a disappointment when they say, “You are dead to me”. Man suffered an immediate spiritual separation from God and he was “dead to God”. He also began to die physically. Physical death occurs at the moment that the soul is separated from the body. At that point, the heart stops beating and there is no brain activity. Just as Adam died spiritually and began to die physically, all mankind is also set to die. However, death is not the end that God desires for man.
Because God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeith on Him SHOULD NOT PERISH, but have everlasting life. God loves us and He has always desired to spend eternity with man as a creation that would voluntarily choose to love Him back. God loved everything He created, but until He created man, nothing He created could love Him back. Man is the only of God’s creation that has the ability to choose to love Him the way He wants to be loved. The Bible then is a heavenly instruction guide for us.