Mar 15

The Nature Of God posted by John Sorensen on Mar 15, 2016


What would you think of a judge who let a bank robber, who was caught in the act, go unpunished?

Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International.  When talking about the nature of God, too often, Christians stress the love of God and leave out His justice.  To help illustrate the problem with this, let’s imagine a bank robber who is caught in the act with all the money still in the bag.  When hauled before the judge, the robber asks to be let go saying, “Judge, you have all the money back and Ipromise to never rob again.”  What would you think of that judge if he said, “You’re right.  You’re free to go?”  Well, I’m sure you realize he wouldn’t be a just judge.  Nor would any bank ever be safe but that’s in essence what many people want from God – after all if God is only love, what difference does it make that man is a sinner.   So, when you tell someone that God is love, also remember to tell them that God is holy and just and He cannot condone sin.  If you’d like to be able to use this illustration when sharing your faith, watch the video on our website at

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