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Friday, January 11, 2013

How Can God Be Just?

The "problem" confronting the Godhead was not whether it was just to damn the sinner, but why it could be
just to save any of us.

All were deserving of the fires of His wrath, but how could He be just and the justifier of him who believed?
[Romans 3:24-26.] The solution to the divine "dilemma" was setting Christ forth to be "a propitiation through
faith in His blood...." so that God would be revealed to be righteous in saving any sinner. ["propitiation"
means an appeasing, a taking away of wrath.]

That is why there can be no boasting, but only thankfulness for a free salvation, without the deeds of the law,
by which all are condemned. The death of Christ does not void the law but establishes its righteousness and
satisfies its just claims. Amen and Amen.
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