Is God a God of Justice or Grace?
We often wrestle with these two seemingly opposite traits within our Father. Different Scriptures seem to show each perspective. Sometimes we feel like we are reading about two different gods who are at war. We usually end up choosing one at the expense of another.
- If there are no consequences (justice), than it is sloppy agape.
- How could a loving God send someone to Hell?
- How can God be good with so much suffering in the world?
- If you show people grace, they will sin more!
Books have been written.
Theological viewpoints formed.
The battle line have been drawn.
As they fight, which attribute will win?
This is necessary if God is like us.
We cannot be just and merciful at the same time. We choose one or the other.