All things that are not restored to wholeness must deteriorate and die. Salvation means wholeness. Thus salvation prevents final death and the death principles against our lives as we live now. The climax of the death principles is to believe we are not made in God’s image. If we are deluded into thinking this, we also believe that evil and corruption is our image, or the antichrist image. Nothing could so displease the loving God than to have His creation believe that He does not love and care for them. This is the Lie. Jesus Christ became flesh and came and lived with us to instill and demonstrate the Father’s love for His creation.
‘God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that he even gave up His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in (trust in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. For God did not send His Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. He who believes in Him (who clings to, trusts in, relies on him) is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation—he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God.’ [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.] (John 3:16-18 Amplified Bible)
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” Jesus