How Can a Perfectly Just God Forgive Wicked Sinners?

Feb 6 14:51 2011 Colin Trenery Print This Article

People love to talk about the forgiveness of God without fully understanding exactly what takes place when God forgives a person. After all,Guest Posting we must remember that God is perfectly Just and the Bible says that God will not let the wicket go unpunished according to Proverbs chapter 11 verse 21. In addition, we have to recognize that the Bible teaches that "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" and that "There are none righteous, no not one" as the book of Romans makes so plainly clear.

Since all men are wicked sinners and God, being a perfectly just God, must punish sin then how is it that he can ever forgive anyone? After all, to ignore sin would be to go against His very nature. This is because God has not forgotten the sins of men, but rather made a propitiation for those sins. Propitiation means a removal of sin once and for all. This is where many people have not properly learned and understood what the death of Jesus Christ really means for Christians.

God has chosen to send His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross. When Christ was on the cross, he bore all the sins of His people and substituted atonement for those sins by enduring the full extent of God's wrath against those sins. As it says in Isaiah chapter 53, "It pleased the LORD to crush Him." It pleases God to pour out His wrath against sin, and it therefore pleased Him to crush His only son who bore the sins of His people.

It is for this very reason that God is able to remain perfectly just and at the same time justify wicked sinners and forgive them. It is not that those sin have been ignored or overlooked, but rather they have been atoned for by the death of Jesus Christ. This is what the entire Bible comes together to explain to us: Men are fallen and sinful, and yet God has made a way for His people to stand justified before Him through the death of His son. We must repent of our sins and put our faith in Jesus Christ in order to be saved. Jesus Christ is the only way. We have no hope in our own righteousness, but only in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

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