Satisfaction of Justice

Jun 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Booklets (click on booklet name), Christian Doctrine

Satisfaction of Justice

Satisfaction of Justice

Satisfaction of Justice

EVOLUTIONISTS, and all those who deny the Scriptural narrative of Genesis, confirmed by the New Testament records—that man was created in the image and likeness of God, and that he fell from this perfection through disobedience into depravity, the fallen and imperfect condition—all such deny that justice needed any satisfaction. Their claim is that God is the author of all the sin and imperfection which we see about us, in that He created us in the blemished condition, but one step up from the brute, and that whatever improvement over the brute we have made is to our credit as a race, hence that neither as a race nor as individuals have we done anything to require divine condemnation. There could, therefore, be no depravity, and consequently no justice in either requiring or providing a redemption from the fall and condemnation—if, as they hold, neither of these ever took place.

The Scriptural proposition is the reverse: that man, created perfect and upright in the divine image, was responsible for his conduct, and that his disobedience justly merited his loss of life; that the divine sentence, “Dying thou shalt die,” is a just and reasonable one; that Adam’s posterity, inheriting from him the weaknesses and frailties of the fallen state, have more or less increased continually the depraved constitutions, the variations which we see all about us in the physical, mental and moral conditions. As none of the race is perfect, none is worthy of eternal life under the divine arrangement, and the death sentence rests upon all. Thus the Apostle explains the matter, “By one man’s disobedience sin entered into the world, and death as the result of sin, and thus death passed upon all men because all are sinners.”—Rom. 5:12

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