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The Absolute Justice of God   

Some people think that God will only judge the big sins and will overlook the smaller ones out of the kindness and generosity of His heart. We must remember, however, that God is perfect, pure, and holy. He is so meticulous that He even numbers every hair on our heads, and He knows the falling of every sparrow.

In Matthew chapter 5 verse 22 it says that

...whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and ... whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Then in verse 26 it says,

... thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

The Greek word translated here as "the uttermost farthing" means the smallest accountable fraction of the lowest denomination of currency. Jesus was saying that even the smallest sins must be paid for, and if they aren't, the sinner is destined for eternal residence in hell.

It's useless to argue as to whether hell exists or not. Even those who say that it doesn't exist are destined to end up there. The truth can't be altered by the opinions of men.

Hell is the place where God's absolute justice sees its final fulfillment. In this world, God's justice can only be fulfilled in the cross of Jesus Christ.

Hell is the place where God's justice will be carried out upon the spirit and flesh of those who remain outside the redemption of the cross while in this world. No matter how small the sin may appear to be, it can't escape retribution in Hell. This is what is meant in the Bible when it says,

... the dead (those who weren't saved) were judged out of those things which were written in the books, ... they were judged every man according to their works... [and were] cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:12-15).

Anyone who hasnt made friends with his opponent at law, i.e. with his conscience, will be accused by his conscience and judged accordingly. The charges will be dropped against those who have made friends with this opponent at law, and therefore they won't be judged.

In John chapter 3 verse 18 it says,

He that believeth on him is not condemned...

On the other hand, a person whose conscience hasn't been liberated will be condemned to hell. There the severity of his punishment will depend on the sins, both great and small, that he has committed while living in this world. God is just and fair even towards those who are condemned.

Judas Iscariot was so tormented by the pangs of his conscience that he killed himself. Hell is the place where the flames of the conscience burn fiercely. In hell the fires of the conscience burn at an intensity that matches the extent of the sins of the individual. These fires are different from the fires we know in this world; the fires of the conscience in hell never burn out. The burning fires of the conscience will be more than anyone can bear.

 

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