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Featured Is this injustice?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Hammster, Apr 5, 2020.

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  1. Hammster

    Hammster Gomaristist Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Suppose 10 people sin and sin equally. Suppose God punishes five of them, and is merciful to the other five.

    Is this injustice?
     
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    "I will have mercy upon whom I will have mercy." (Romans 9.15)
     
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  3. Charlie24

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    Given the statement, 5 repented and 5 didn't.

    There is no injustice with God.
     
  4. Hammster

    Hammster Gomaristist Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    What if none repented?
     
  5. Aussie Pete

    Aussie Pete Well-Known Member Supporter

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    God's punishment is generally to let people suffer the consequences of their actions. Mercy is when He steps in to limit the damage. Before I was saved, I used to drink and ride my motorbike. That is not a good idea. Why I survived and others did not I attribute to God's mercy, even before I was saved. Why me? That is a mystery. For sure I have no inherent qualities that would make me an asset to God's kingdom.
     
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    God is always just and fair, if you are unrepentant, don't be expecting The Lord to repent of your own sin on your behalf.
     
  7. Charlie24

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    The scripture says that God is righteous in all His ways.

    I've wondered at times if God dealt injustice to Job who was perfect and upright in his ways.

    But I know there was a reason He did this and it wasn't injustice. One day I will know the reason, but not now.
     
  8. truthisfreedom2019

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    The word repent means change. If none changed their ways but continued down the same road then they will arrive at the same destination.
     
  9. Hammster

    Hammster Gomaristist Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    That doesn’t answer the question.
     
  10. truthisfreedom2019

    truthisfreedom2019 New Member

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    God is not unjust.
     
  11. Sketcher

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    Then those who are not punished now will be punished later.
     
  12. jacks

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    Has this happened? Or is this a hypothetical question? If it is hypothetical what "real" circumstances is it alluding to? Is the "Borrowed" part of the answer? (Sorry I know it's not polite to answer a question with a question...or even 4 questions.)
     
  13. Carl Emerson

    Carl Emerson Well-Known Member

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    If you read Job carefully you will note he repented...
     
  14. MDC

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    No
     
  15. MDC

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    Repentant or unrepentant none are deserving of Gods mercy
     
  16. hedrick

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    Yes, it's unjust, absent other differences.
     
  17. Hammster

    Hammster Gomaristist Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    No, they won’t be. God just doesn’t punish them.
     
  18. Hammster

    Hammster Gomaristist Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    It’s a question to get us to think about justice and mercy.
     
  19. Hammster

    Hammster Gomaristist Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    How so?
     
  20. coffee4u

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    That is not how it works.

    All 10 can be forgiven, 5 of them chose not to be.

    2 Peter 3:9
    9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
     
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