Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences. Christ’s death was also a one-time event, but it was a sacrifice that took care of sins forever. And so, when he next appears, the outcome for those eager to greet him is, precisely, salvation.
Cliches. We all use ’em, and they give us a useful shorthand way of referring to an idea. But they’re cliches for a reason, as I demonstrate in this sentence:
Now, words are just hot air until we put the pedal to the metal.