Romans 51819

18 Therefore, as through one man's (Adam's) offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man's (Jesus Christ's) righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many (all) were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many (all) will be made righteous.

It is clear that 'many' in verse 19 refers to 'all' in verse 18. The wonderful truth of the gospel is that Jesus Christ conquered and destroyed both physical death and spiritual death (the death of 'the old man') for every person, through His death on the cross and then His subsequent resurrection to life. The scripture above confirms that God's Salvation is the free gift to all people.

God is working out His Plan of Salvation for all in biblical Ages. No person who dies as an unbeliever is lost forever because the Word of God assures us that all people, without exception, will be made alive in Christ in God's time and order. Death is the enemy of man, but paradoxically it is also the gateway to new Life in Christ. Everybody must experience two deaths, before he or she is ready to enter the Kingdom of God.

The Second Death, in the Lake of Fire, awaiting all unbelievers when they face the Great White Throne Judgement is the spiritual death of their 'old man'. All resurrected unbelievers in their immortal yet still unsaved bodies will have to experience the Second Death in God's consuming, refining and merciful Lake of Fire judgement. All unbelievers must die the Second Death in order to be born again with new Life in Christ to enter the Eternal Kingdom of God.

The Second Death in the Lake of Fire is only applicable to unbelievers who will rise in the Second Resurrection. This is because all true believers, who will rise in the First and Second Resurrections, will have already believed and accepted during their earthly lives the full work of the cross that their 'old man' and everybody else's 'old man' was crucified and died with Christ. However, God's standard for entering His Kingdom remains the same, whether in this life or the next, which is repentance and God given faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

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