Does God want None to perish?
by Shaila Touchton
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In 2 Peter 3:9 says God does not want anyone should perish, but all should come to repentance.
But our sin is serious and it cost Jesus incredible suffering. We should be reminded that because of "one little sin" death entered the world and passed upon all men (Rom. 5:12-21). We always see sinners love to rationalize themselves and even when Adam and eve sinned they tried to justify themselves by saying” The serpent deceived me, and I ate”. God is the same in the Old and New Testaments.
Jesus said of false teachers that “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. 14 Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” “(Matthew 15:13-14)
In Rom. 5:6-8 we are told that God commended his love toward us in sending Christ to die for us though we were or are yet sinners. By God's grace we are given certain conditions we can meet and have our sins washed away. "And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him .” (Hebrews 5:9). The effect of God's grace in our lives is initially accomplished when we, having faith, repent of our sins, and are immersed in water to have our sins remitted (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16).
God has no pleasure in death of the wicked: God desires all men to obey His commands and the sinners resist the Holy Spirit every time they refuse to obey Gods commandments and his laws.
Psalm 68:2As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Isaiah 13:11: I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
Jeremiah 21:14 But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.
Hosea 4:9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.
Jeremiah 30:20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
Nehemiah 9:26-27 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.
Psalms 94:23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Psalms 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Psalms 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Romans 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
1 Corinthians 10:6-11 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. ...
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Malachi 4:1For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up, Says the Lord of hosts, that will leave them neither root nor branch.
2 Peter 3:7:By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
John 12:48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.
2 Peter 2:12 :But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
1 Corinthians 1:18:For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
2 Corinthians 4:3 :And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
2 Thessalonians 2:10 :and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
Matthew 7:13 :Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
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