A couple of weeks ago, I was discussing with a friend a story I wrote and in the course of it, we began talking about God’s justice. Some questions coming out of the conversation troubled me. I kept repeating them in my head, trying to think of how I would answer them.
There were two questions: ‘How can God condemn me if it is inevitable that those born into this world will sin, and I have no choice in the matter as to whether I am born or not?’ and ‘How can God be just if he sentences people to eternal punishment for crimes they commit in just a single lifetime?’ In other words, how can anything we do in a finite time warrant an eternity of punishment?
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