A Strange Thing
It is very strange to me that religious people should think that Almighty God can accept our imperfect righteousness or pardon a sinner without His justice being fully honored. Does it not occur to them that:
1. A god who can pardon without justice may one day condemn without reason.
2. A god who can set aside his righteousness may one day set aside his mercy.
3. A god who could deny his law may one day deny his gospel.
4. A god who can change his character may one day change his mind and deny his promise.
But the God of glory is never unjust in order to be gracious. He saves and accepts sinners, but not until Christ has honored His law and satisfied His justice. He is a Just God and a Saviour.
By Henry Mahan