Justice is Good

February 6, 2016
Justice is Good
Pseudo dichotomy 

Equal Opportunity VS Equal Results
Christian Martyrdom VS Irresponsible Victim
Lethal Self-Defense VS Pacifism 
Justice VS Revenge
Justice VS Love
Christian Liberty VS Ministry / Fellowship = Christian Love

Justice; It’s Good

Just this Week. An example of injustice and evil.

HOUSTON, January 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The lead investigator behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos faces up to 20 years in prison after a Houston grand jury decided on Monday not to charge Planned Parenthood with any wrongdoing – and instead indicted him for offering to purchase human organs from the abortion provider.

Proverbs 28:5
Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.
Justice is Good. 

[Psa 106:3 ESV] Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!

[Lev 19:15 ESV] "You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

[Lev 19:17 ESV] "You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.

[Isa 61:8 ESV] For I the LORD love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Isn’t God mean in the OT and Jesus nice in the NT?

Suffering for being a Christian
[2Th 1:3 ESV] We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

[2Th 1:4 ESV] Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.
[2Th 1:5 ESV] This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering--

[2Th 1:6 ESV] since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
[2Th 1:7 ESV] and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels

[2Th 1:8 ESV] in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

[2Th 1:9 ESV] They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

Why Justice? 
[2Th 1:10 ESV] when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.
[2Th 1:11 ESV] To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,

No Justice, No Gospel!

[Rom 3:20 ESV] For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

[Rom 3:21 ESV] But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—

[Rom 3:22 ESV] the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:
[Rom 3:23 ESV] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

[Rom 3:24 ESV] and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

[Rom 3:25 ESV] whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

[Rom 3:26 ESV] It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

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