God is not only loving and forgiving, He is also just PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:02

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… God is just… He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might…” (1 Thessalonians 1:6-9, the Holy Bible).

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GOD IS NOT ONLY LOVING AND FORGIVING; HE IS ALSO JUST: Is it right to say that God, who created the heavens and the earth, is loving and forgiving only, who turns a blind eye to the mischief, to the abuses, and to the sinfulness, of man? The answer is, no, God is not only loving and forgiving.

He is also a just God. Whatever He said or decreed, that He will do or allow to pass. On account of His being a just God, He will not allow His commands and decrees to be disobeyed. It is clear then that all men, whether they believe in Him or not, have to obey God and His commands.

If the people will not obey the commands of God, the punishments He ordained to be inflicted on the disobedient, from the beginning of time, will surely be carried out. Even if God so loved the world that He Himself came down to earth from heaven and accepted the penalties for man’s sinfulness, He will certainly allow His punishments to be meted out just the same, for man’s disobedience. The truth is, even if He is a loving and forgiving God, He cannot go back on His own word.

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EXAMPLE OF GOD’S BEING “JUST”: One very good example of God’s being “just” even if He loved the world so much comes from the sicknesses and ailments that afflict the people that matter to Him greatly, but who just the same commit transgressions against his laws and commands on food and drinks.

This is how I view this: the people who eat food with too much fat or cholesterol, or ingest too much salt or sugar, and even those who do not eat vegetables and fish, will still get sick and, if not treated carefully, would ultimately die, even if they read the Bible or go to mass everyday, or meditate and pray regularly.

On the other hand, those who do not eat meat, or food with cholesterol, or take salt and sugar, and who eat only vegetables and fish on a daily basis, are sure to enjoy good physical condition and sound health, even if some of them do not even believe God or do not obey His commands.

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NEW MANIFESTATION OF GOD’S BEING JUST: God’s being just was established by Him through the commands He has given the world. In olden times, the command was for people to obey and fulfill His commands to receive His blessings, including the certainty of reaching Paradise in the life hereafter.

On the other hand, those who disobey Him receive His curses, and these include the curse of worms and fire in hell. As of the present time, God introduced a new “look” on His being just, particularly on the issue of Paradise and hell. Paradise is where people would go, if they accepted and have faith in Jesus as God and Savior, and as God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

On the other hand, hell is where the people will go if they would not accept and have faith in Jesus as their God and Savior, and as God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All of these can be read from the Bible. It is therefore very important for us to read and understand what the Bible is saying, so that can arrive at the understanding that God is not only loving and forgiving but truly justas well. I hope this reaches President Duterte!

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