God had an interesting problem to solve before He ever created the universe. How could He allow people (and angels) to have genuine free will, and yet have a way to righteously exclude them from His everlasting Kingdom if they decided to be evil? He did it by setting up a decree long before He ever created mankind. In this teaching titled “The Wages of Sin is Death,” John Schoenheit explains why God established this decree and how it provided for humble and loving people to have a wonderful everlasting future. John also takes time to show from the Word that “death” means “death,” and those who are not saved will be annihilated in the Lake of Fire, not tormented forever. We pray that this teaching will help you to see God’s love and justice very clearly, and will strengthen you in your walk with the Lord.