Existence and Majesty of God: Final Assignment
The objective of this paper is to explain the attributes of justice and mercy,and how they are both expressed by God simultaneously in completeness andperfection. The primary point of emphasis is how these attributes relate tosoteriology, so that it answers the questions, how does God express mercy (andgrace) to people deserving of hells eternal torment if He is truly just? and, howcan a merciful and loving God send people to hell?. The answer is summarised inthe assertion that Jesus received our just punishment at the cross, that we mightbe pardoned. This cross is the expression of the wrath and justice of God, as wellas the love and mercy of God.Gods justice is, in essence, His zeal make wrong things right, or one mightsay it is the yes to the question, Shall not the judge of all the earth to right?(Genesis 18:25). It is Heavens proclamation that all Gods works are true andrighteous (Revelation 16:7; 19:2).The justice of God is inextricably linked to hisrighteousness, holiness, love, and wrath, without contradiction. A.W. Tozer evenstates that justice and righteousness are scarcely to be distinguished from eachother.
Because of his blazing holiness and righteousness, he cannot allow sin to gounpunished (justice). It is not because God is constrained by an outside force thatHe must enforce or oversee of moral equity that we ascribe the attribute of Justice to Him. Like the other attributes, Gods justice originates within God and isdefined by His very nature. God is just simply because that is how God is, andalthough there is no outside force constraining him to act justly, we can depend
Tozer, Aiden Wilson.
The Knowledge of the Holy
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