1. From Beginning To End

God created man in his own image… Genesis 1:27

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:31

I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse: therefore choose life Deuteronomy 30:19

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes.   Ecclesiastes 7:29

Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waiver between two opinions?  If the LORD is God, follow him, but if Baal is god, follow him. 1 King 18:21

I called but you did not answer, I spoke but you did not listen. You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me. Isaiah 65:12

This is what the LORD says…For they have forsaken me …They have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as offerings to Baal–something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind. Jeremiah 19:1-5 (also see Jeremiah 7:30-31 & Jeremiah 32:35)

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD.  Jeremiah 29:13-14

Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? Ezekiel 18:23

Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. Jonah 2:8

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. Matthew 23:37 & Luke 13:34

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17

But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Luke 13:3b

…There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words. John 12:48

God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. Acts 17:27

This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.    Romans 3:22-24

For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men. Romans 5:17-18

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:12

…if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3–4

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. Titus 2:11

…humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. James 1:21

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.  Revelation 3:20