God Judges With Perfect Justice

December 5, 2013

Friends,
Does God command people to behave justly? Of course He does, and this is revealed all through His Word. One such verse is Micah 6:8: “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” That is straight-forward and clear, so certainly no one can deny that God’s Word teaches that justice is the good and right way. Moreover, God commands in Dt. 16:20, “Justice, and only justice, you shall follow.” And as He says in Isa. 56:1, “Preserve justice, and do what is right.”

What does it mean to behave justly / to act with justice? It means to be fair to everyone while enforcing the same rules and expectations on each of them. Showing partiality is strictly forbidden. (Dt. 16:19) In fact, those who do so will be cursed. (27:19)

The Lord also orders that no injustice or partiality be found in the courts (Lev. 19:15) but that all judgements for or against others be made in righteousness. (same verse) Again we see that acting with justice is what is right and righteous. As God says in Amos 5:15, “Hate evil, and love good, and ensure justice in the courts.” To uphold good is equal to upholding justice. This is why, “Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.” (Pr. 28:5)

Now, why would it be that those who seek God understand justice? It is because such people are learning from God Himself. They are being taught about God and His ways by His Spirit who uses the Word. And what do they learn? They learn that God is just in all He does (Dt. 32:4), that He rules and judges justly (Ps. 67:4 // 1 Peter 2:23), that He judges between oppressor and oppressed with justice (Ezek. 34:16,20-22), that He shows no favoritism or partiality (2 Chron. 19:7 // Rom. 2:11 // Eph. 6:9 // Col. 3:25), and that He pronounces judgement upon every individual based upon what their deeds deserve. (Ps. 62:12 // Jer. 17:10)

Yes, everyone is given their due for things done while on earth, whether good or bad. (2 Cor. 5:10) As Jesus says, “Those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.” (John 5:29) Deeds are either good or evil. And all deeds reap eternal consequences (Gal. 6:7,8 // Heb. 4:13 // Rev. 20:11-15), as do all words (Mt. 12:36,37) and all thoughts (Mt. 5:28,29 // 1 Cor. 4:5), including all that is secret. (Ec. 12:14 // Rom. 2:16)

The Lord, the mighty King loves justice and has established equity. (Ps. 99:4) Therefore, when “He comes to judge the earth, He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.” (98:9) His “judgement is just” (John 5:30) and when He who “is called Faithful and True” (Rev. 19:11) comes, “with justice He judges.” (same verse)

After pointing all of this out using the Scriptures, I now remind everyone of the teachings of Calvinism –particularly those doctrines of theirs which teach that God saves a fraction of humanity from Hell while refusing to atone for the sins of most, and this so that He can delight to damn them. So, is Calvinism’s god really the just God who has revealed Himself and His attributes in His Word?

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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