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Will God, as the Judge of all the earth, simply forgive and forget about our sins because we have done some good things in our life? Can He do that and still be an honest Judge?
Imagine you have been found guilty of serious crimes and are standing before a judge.
He says to you, "Before I sentence you, what do you have to say for yourself?"
You reply, "Judge, that all happened a long time ago and I have been pretty good since then. I give to the poor and have worked for many charities. I've done a lot of good and everyone says that I'm a good person."
Judge: "That may be so, but you are still guilty and must be punished."
You: "But your Honour remember that last week I polished your car and always mow your lawn while you are on holidays."
Judge: "I can't be bribed. Your guilt remains and justice must be served."
You: "Your Honour, I only did it once."
Judge: "Yes, and you are only going to be punished once."
You: "Can't you simply forgive me?"
Judge: "If I did that then law would be worthless. Your sentence is ..."
An honest judge must punish all those who commit crimes. No good we do can take away guilt.
In Genesis 18:25, Abraham said to God, "Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?" Because God is a righteous and just Judge, He must 'do what is right' and punish all sin. Romans 3:23 says that we have all sinned. God hates sin and His Law says that "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). This means that all sin must be punished by death but because of His love for us God sent His Son to die in our place. God put the sins of the world on Jesus and punished Him as though He was guilty. The Bible says that if anyone will repent and believe in Jesus then they will be forgiven as their punishment has been taken by Jesus. However, if anyone refuses to accept God's offer of forgiveness through Jesus then they will have to take their own punishment in hell.