When God created man, He intended man
to be Holy and blameless before Him in love (Eph.1:4). God also intended man
to be Holy in accordance with His will (Eph. 2:8-9), because If man
can be holy by works of righteousness which he does by himself, God will be
forced to pay his reward, which he rightfully earns (Romans 4:4).
Hence, the reward will be no longer as a gift of God (grace or blessing)
but that which is due man. So, God
purposely made all people prisoners of
disobedience so that He might show mercy to them all. (Romans 11:32)
Thus God created man weak—in the flesh
(Matthew 26:41), hence he is susceptible and prone to sin. Man in his
sinful human nature and on his own capability cannot avoid sinning, so
man is condemned to die in the lake of fire which is the second death.
28A.1 How then can man be saved despite his inherent weaknesses?
In Romans 6:23, this is written:
"for the wages of sin is death but the
gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord" (NKJV).
Certainly the man who sins shall die
but it is also certain that there are also those who will receive God's
gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Thus man despite his inherent weaknesses can
still be saved from the wrath of God on the Day of Judgment and on the
second death in the lake of fire by following the plan of God, and thus
receive God's gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. This the subject of our bible study so everyone of us may come to know
and understand God's Master Plan for the salvation of man and benefit from