Is God Just and Fair?

Yesterday’s #AfternoonTea looked at this question as we continue to think about questions to do with justice.

Key points include

  • There are two arguments to consider here. First that God punishing sin is unfair because how can we really know that he exists and what his law is? The second is that it is unfair for people to be saved on the basis of Jesus’ death
  • In relation to the first point, we note Paul’s argument that General Revelation gives us enough knowledge of God’s existence, character and ways to be without excuse before him.
  • In relation to the second point, we considered the example of a chief of police stepping in to receive justice instead of one of his officers if the officer was guilty of homicide. We saw that the difference is that with Christ, we don’t just walk away but are linked through faith union with him in his death and resurrection.
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