8. THE SOULS WHO SIN SHALL DIE, BUT THE JUST SHALL LIVE.
Ezekiel 18:4,9,20 - "'Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine; the soul who sins shall die'...'If he has walked in My statutes and kept My judgments faithfully--He is just; He shall surely live!' says the Lord GOD...'The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.'"
It is certainly the case that one man's sins may (and often do) effect another person, but that doesn't make the other person guilty before God, though they may suffer. For example, a drunk driver kills an innocent life on the road. The family who has lost a loved one will suffer greatly, though they are innocent. The one who commits a sin is the one who will answer for it before the Almighty. A son will not have to answer for his father before God, though he may suffer in this life for his father's poor choices. These verses prove abundantly that the doctrine of inherited sin is not biblical! Thus, babies are born pure. Yes, they are born into a fallen world (i.e., a consequence of man's original sin), but they are not guilty for what Adam did. They will become guilty when they choose to sin (cf. Rom. 3:23) and they can be saved when they embrace God's gift on His terms (cf. Rom. 6:23).
9. GOD HAS NO PLEASURE IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WICKED.
Ezekiel 18:21-23,32 - "'But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?' says the Lord GOD, 'and not that he should turn from his ways and live?'...'For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,' says the Lord GOD, 'Therefore turn and live!'"
These verses help us understand God's heart. He truly does love the world (cf. John 3:16). His ultimate desire is for the wicked to repent and be saved (cf. II Pet. 3:9)! May that be our desire also.
10. HAVING ALLIES IS VAIN IF YOU AREN'T ALLIED WITH GOD.
Ezekiel 30:5 - "Ethiopia, Libya, Lydia, all the mingled people, Chub, and the men of the lands who are allied, shall fall with them by the sword."
Nations often organize themselves into allied groups for shared protection and strength. But, if you aren't on the Lord's side, it doesn't matter what other nation or nations are fighting with you.
11. WE ARE JUDGED FOR WHAT WE ARE AT DEATH.
Ezekiel 33:13-16 - "When I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die. Again, when I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' if he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right, if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right; he shall surely live."
God wants us to live righteously, but if we do so for 70 years and then turn to wickedness in our final days, we shall perish in sin. On the other hand, one could live wickedly for 70 years and then sincerely turn to righteousness before death and be saved. Let not any give in to the temptation of waiting till the end to get right with God since none can know when his life will end. Additionally, without genuine repentance, no one can be saved before God, and if one purposely chooses the dark path it typically gets increasingly difficult to leave it as one ages (cf. Eccl. 12:1).