God Is Just

Friday, 31 Aug 2007

In fact, this is how self-justification works. Self-justification is the attempt to cancel law-breaking with law-keeping.
In civil courts and in human judgment, issues about rights or debts are certain, and mercy is uncertain. But the matter is different in God's judgment. Here mercy has a clear and certain promise and command from God. (Apology to the Augsburg Confession, III, 224). It would make a great episode of Perry Mason or Law & Order. The defendant has been caught red-handed committing murder. He has no explanation or alibi. The prosecutor has eyewitnesses, fingerprint and DNA evidence, the murder weapon, and a signed confession. The case ...

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