How can anyone seriously entertain this notion that God will save all when there is so much death and "destruction of the wicked" in the Bible?

Roman's 3:23 tells us that "the wages of sin is death." Death, the destruction of both the flesh and the carnal mind (Romans 8 tells us the sinful mind is death) is the penalty for sin. That is why we see death in all its forms during this human life experience. But God does not leave us there for, "the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

So we must read the Bible as ONE Story with one theme or we will miss the big picture just as the Jews did. The theme of the Bible is REDEMPTION. It follows the storyline of the world's greatest stories that thrill our hearts which is: creation...fall...redemption...restoration. Our human epic stories could not possibly take on a wider and greater scope than God's ultimate Story. In the best of best stories even enemies are reconciled. And in the most breath-taking stories there is resurrection.

The question we must ask is "what is God's 'last word' throughout the Bible?" Is it life, or is it death and destruction of most of His image-bearers? Is it mercy, or is it judgement? Is it eternal consignment of sin, rebellion and death to a compartment in His universe, or will it be a complete healing of His creation? If we look at God's track-record we see examples coming out of seemingly nowhere in the Scriptures of restoration, renewal and resurrection. Note the following:

Ez. 16 testifies of the coming restoration of Sodom. SODOM...!

Isa. 19 says,"In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing[b] on the earth. The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”

Jonah is a turnaround story of redemption where full judgement was expected, (and earnestly desired I should add), by God's own servant, yet ended in mercy.

The Story of the prodigal son surprises us as "the son that was 'dead' is now alive".

The death and resurrection of Jesus Himself testifies to the scale on which this rescue mission is operating; the very incarnate being of God Himself who is called "The Savior of the World" has come to rescue the world by "destroying the works of the devil". An infinite Savior begs for a cosmic infinite outcome.

Revelation 21:5 says, "Behold, I am making ALL things new". He did not say, "All new things" but rather, "all things new". He is not starting over but He is redeeming all He created!

Scriptures of devastating death and destruction are a testament to the fact that the wages of sin is indeed death but if you read long enough you ALWAYS run into restoration, rebuilding, release from exile, renewal, revival and resurrection. God always has the last word. Not satan and the death and sin he was allowed to import into God's Story.

1 Cor. 15 says, "For the last enemy to be destroyed is death"!