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Paidion
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JUSTICE

Post by Paidion » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:00 pm

It is a common view that "justice" is tantamount to administration of punishment to those who deserve such punishment.
As George MacDonald (1824-1905) pointed out, if that were the case, we would expect Psalm 62:12 to read like this:

To You, O Lord, belongs justice; For You render to each one according to his work.

But it doesn't. Instead it reads like this:

To You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to each one according to his work.

I invite you to read George MacDonald's essay on the real meaning of "justice."

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Man judges a person by his past deeds, and administers penalties for his wrongdoing. God judges a person by his present character, and disciplines him that he may become righteous.

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Re: JUSTICE

Post by dizerner » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:05 pm

God offers us mercy or justice, it's our choice whether we accept Christ's atonement.
~ Classical Arminian Christian Mystic ~

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