Category Archives: God Is Not Fair

Romans: God Is Not Fair (How God and We Elect)

The unfairness of God God does not treat everyone the same. Many would call that “unfair,” but he has provided a solution for that. It’s not the solution any of us would have come up with on our own. God’s … Continue reading

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Romans: God Is Not Fair (Some Conclusions)

We are led to some difficult but important conclusions – 1.  God gets and is angry. God’s wrath is real and evident today in the Western world. His wrath is revealed in the moral decadence of modern society as God … Continue reading

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Romans: God Is Not Fair (Faith and Righteousness)

“Faith” One final point, and then I’ll try to summarize some of this. The Greek word translated “faith” is PISTIS. It’s also translated “faithfulness.” In the passages we just covered, we see God, Jesus, and believers all having PISTIS. And … Continue reading

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Romans: God Is Not Fair (Romans 3:25b-31; Justice and Boasting)

The justice of God (Rom 3:25b-26 ESV) 25b This was to show God’s righteousness [faithfulness to his covenant with Abraham], because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.  26 It was to show his righteousness at the … Continue reading

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Romans: God Is Not Fair (Romans 3:21-25a; All Fall Short of the Glory of God)

(Rom 3:21-22a ESV) 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it — 22a the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all … Continue reading

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God Is Not Fair: Reflecting on Patrick Mead’s Latest

Too good not to pass along. In a previous post, Patrick posed a common problem with how we understand God – We have used Gregory Boyd’s opening illustration in “God at War” of the mutilation and death of the beautiful … Continue reading

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Romans: God Is Not Fair (Romans 3:1-20; The Law Cannot Save)

(Rom 3:1-2 ESV) Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision?  2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. In the preceding verses, Paul demonstrates how … Continue reading

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Romans: God Is Not Fair (Romans 2:17-29; The Fate of the Jews; Circumcision of the Heart)

(Rom 2:17-24 ESV)  17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God  18 and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law;  19 and if … Continue reading

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Romans: God Is Not Fair (Romans 2:6-16; The paradox of salvation by good works)

(Rom 2:6-11 ESV)  6 He will render to each one according to his works:  7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;  8 but for those who are … Continue reading

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Romans: God is Not Fair (Romans 2:1-5)

The moral law within (Rom 2:1 ESV) Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. Paul continues … Continue reading

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