God As The Great Justifier

An essential part of the nature of deity is justness. God is absolutely just — never doing anything which would be in violation of His justness (cf. Isaiah 45:21-22; Acts 3:14). In contrast, man is a violator of law being worthy of condemnation and death.

In fact, man justly deserves to die (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23). God’s justness and man’s unrighteousness contained this dilemma — how could God maintain His perfect justness and save man? Could God merely overlook man’s sin and say that it was all right? If He did, He would not be absolutely just.

From the Scriptures, we understand that justness demands two things: (1) the rewarding of the obedient (Romans 2:7,10) and (2) the punishment of the disobedient (Romans 2:8-9).

To assure man of God’s fairness in dealing with this matter, Paul said:

See here.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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