Friday, September 10, 2010

Catechism #10 & 11

Question #10: Will God permit such disobedience and rebellion to go unpunished?

Answer: Certainly not. He is terribly angry about the sin we are born with as well as the sins we personally commit. As a just judge he punishes them now and in eternity. He has declared: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."(Ex. 34:7; Ps. 5:4-6; Nah. 1:2; Rom. 1:18; Eph. 5:6; Heb. 9:27, Gal. 3:10; Deut. 27:26)

Question #11: But isn't God also merciful?

Answer: God is certainly merciful,but he is also just.His justice demands that sin, committed against his supreme majesty, be punished with the supreme penalty — eternal punishment of body and soul. (Ex. 34:6-7; Ps. 103:8-9, Ex. 34:7; Deut. 7:9-11; Ps. 5:4-6; Heb. 10:30-31, Matt. 25:35-46)

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