"A Just God And A Savior"
Here are two facts regarding the character of God that must be recognized, if we are to understand anything revealed in Holy Scripture. You do not know God, you do not understand his works, and you do not know the message of Holy Scripture, until these things have been established in your heart. GOD IS JUST! He is holy and righteous. "God is light; in him is no darkness at all!" Because he is righteous, just and good, because he cannot compromise his character, he must punish sin. THIS JUST GOD IS ALSO A SAVIOR! God is love. God is mercy. God is grace. He will be gracious. He will be merciful. He will save sinners. He must do so, because he cannot compromise his character.
When Adam sinned he was cast out of the
garden because God is just; but he went out with the promise of a Redeemer,
wearing the garments of an innocent victim who was slain in his stead, because
our God is a Savior. The world was once destroyed by a flood because God is
just; but "Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord," and was saved
in an ark God had provided, because God is a Savior. The Lord destroyed
Here is the answer to the question of the
ages - HOW CAN GOD BE JUST AND YET JUSTIFY THE SINNER? It all happened at