Is God fair to human beings?


By BibleAsk Team

Is God Fair?

Many ask the question: Is God fair to human beings? The Bible tells us that God is fair in that He created humans and human beings with the freedom of choice – freedom to do good or evil. The Lord said, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live (Deuteronomy 30:19).

Sadly, humans chose to listen to the devil and do his will (Genesis 3). The devil is full of hate and his pleasure is to see the destruction of God’s creatures (John 8:44). Every person that follows the devil becomes evil and will work to harm his fellow men. There is so much suffering and sorrow in this world because humans submitted to the devil and continue to follow him. “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” (Romans 6:16).

Human Responsibility

We cannot blame God for the choices we make. This would not be fair. Every person is responsible for his/her own actions. “So then each of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12). In matters of conscience, each man is personally accountable to God, and to Him alone.

But the Lord in infinite compassion, offered His innocent Son to die for humans to redeem them back from the devil’s dominion. Christ shed His blood for mankind and carried the penalty of their sins in his body. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). God is more than fair to human beings.

Thus, all those that accept Christ’s death on their behalf will not die eternally (John 3:36). And God will give them the power to live righteous lives (1 Corinthians 15:57). The truth is that the most One that truly suffered from our bad choices is God Himself. There is no greater love than this that someone may die for those whom he loves (John 15:13).

The Purpose of Life

The Lord creates humans to give them the chance to get to know Him that they may have eternal life (John 1:12). Therefore, Life is an opportunity to know the Creator and prepare for eternity. And the Lord promised those that accept Him: “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28).

One day soon, God will finally destroy sin and will reward every person according to his deeds whether it is good or bad (Revelation 19:20). And sin will not rise again (Nahum 1:9). Then, the redeemed will rejoice in God’s new Earth “and everlasting joy [shall be] upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and mourning shall flee away” (Isaiah 51:11).

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