Have you ever been to a sporting event and hollered at the officials? It’s becoming a national pastime. Why? We cry out for justice. In many cases our court system seems to be playing favorites rather than seeking the truth. And justice is perverted. So it goes. We long for true justice. But our instincts tell us that since the scales won’t be balanced in this life somehow perfect justice must still prevail. An after life is required. Not only so, God must exist. Only a perfectly just God who is all powerful and all knowing can set the record straight. Instinctively we understand this is the case. Instinctively we know the truth, “It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
And so, we should have no problem accepting the God of the Bible. He is the all powerful, totally righteous, all knowing God. And He plans on bringing judgment through His Son Jesus Christ. “Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31). This man is Jesus Christ. And Christ will come again. “Then He will sit on His glorious throne. And all the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left” (Matthew 25:31-33). Then the scales will finally be balanced and perfect justice will be measured out.
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