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Love vs. Justice?

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Jesus death I used to see as simply the only resolution between God’s love and God’s justice.  God’s infinite love desired that all men be saved, but God’s infinite justice required a payment for sin.  This sounds right, but it seems now as inaccurate.  God’s love and justice would both have been served by sending sinners to hell without hope of redemption.  It is God’s mercy that provided a way of salvation through Jesus Christ.  It is the only way God’s love, justice, and mercy could all be satisfied.  God’s love does not require his mercy.  God is love whether or not he extends mercy.  It makes his extension of mercy even more great because it was not required for his love.

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