Posts Tagged ‘fair’
Confusing Mercy with Justice
by Matthew W. Bassford The other Sunday, I was approached by one of the younger sisters at church. She had a couple of questions. They involved hypotheticals that many of us have encountered before. What about the tribesman in the Amazon jungle who never gets to hear about the gospel? What about the man who…Read More
Why don’t the wicked all suffer?
Question: Hi, Why does God bless some and not others if we are all sinners and deserve nothing at all? How does He pick them out? Why does He not make everyone suffer? Some of us have much more severe issues that last for years and then others get a little slap on the wrist…Read More
Isn’t it unfair that North Koreans can’t know about God?
Question: Isn’t it unfair that North Koreans can’t know about God? Do they just go to hell? It’s not really their fault at all. The leader tells them everything. They have no way of knowing about God, no outside communication whatsoever. Will they go to hell for something they have no control of? Obviously, only…Read More
How can God judge me when I didn’t ask to be born?
Question: Let’s say I place you in a room and gave you a written exam where if you answered correctly you would have eternal life, if you answer wrong you would suffer eternal punishment if you didn’t answer by not taking the exam you still get a 0% and that is still a failing grade.…Read More
Why is life unfair?
Question: Where does the Bible say that life is unfair? Why is life unfair? Who made life unfair? I don’t understand. I get so tired of hearing this every time someone says that something is unfair. Answer: “Behold, these are the ungodly, who are always at ease; they increase in riches. Surely I have cleansed my heart…Read More
Why do nice guys finish last?
Question: I was working for a convenience store last summer and I was told by my cousin that Mr. Nice Guy always finishes last. I don’t understand why Mr. Nice Guy always finishes last when he works his tail off. Why is it that Mr. Nice Guy always finishes last? Is this the way God sees it? or…Read More
Where does Micah say that God asks us to be fair and just?
Question: I am looking for the exact quote from the prophet Micah to use as an inscription for a gift. I think that it begins: Be fair and just, be merciful and true, these are the things I am asking of you. If you could help that would be great. Answer: I believe the verse…Read More