By our own "FREE WILL" some of us will chose to die the second death!
You know, it is hard to imagine that after what happened in the first earth age, which God destroyed, and the 6000 year track record of the pain and suffering and death of flesh man caused by disobedience to God, followed by the contrasting peace and harmony for 1000 years produced by the strict adherence to God's ways, enforced by the "rod of iron" rule of Jesus Christ and His saints during that Millennium, that anyone could possibly still follow after liberalism and Satan's ways.
Yet apparently some will!
But it will be by their own FREE WILL decision that they have chosen to die the second death, which is to perish in the lake of fire following the Great White Throne Judgment.
Because you see, it is not our loving Father's WILL that any of His children should perish, but that they all repent and turn to Him and love Him.
And so He is not only very patient with us but He is longsuffering toward us, meaning His plan to restore His children to Him, to salvage them from the sentencing of death, spans many thousands of years before He finally holds judgment.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
However, He did it perfectly and without sin and so upon His death, as the perfect, unblemished sacrificial Lamb, He PAID THE PRICE for our sins and transgressions that we may love and believe in Him and receive eternal life and escape the penalty of death, which is that same sentencing to perish that Satan has already been given.
Again, He came from above because He loves us:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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