The Problem of Divine Judgement: Part II

November 3, 2013 Series: Sticky Questions

Topic: Weekend Gathering Message Passage: Romans 1:24–1:25

Recap from Last Week:
Do you want a world without justice?

Can a just God exist?

What is God’s standard for justice?

The Sticky Question:
How can a good God punish people for all eternity?

1. What is final judgment?

Hebrew 9:27
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

Galatians 6:7-8

Matthew 25:46

Romans 1:24-25
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

2. Is eternal final judgment just?

a. God doesn’t ___________________ to be who he is.

Psalm 115:3
Our God is in heaven;
He does whatever pleases him.



Isaiah 55:9
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

b. Punishment is not a matter of ______ but ______________.

c. Rejection of God may in fact _________________________.

3. Is God still a God of love?

2 Samuel 14:14

Matthew 27:46
About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

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