God’s Mercy and Justice with Special Guest Derek Rishmawy

Episode 333 Show Notes 

From the Show

When you slander somebody or you assault somebody, you’re lying about the image of God, saying its unworthy. And so, when God punishes an evil doer, he’s telling the truth. He’s saying, “no, that person was made in the image of God. You shouldn’t have treated them that way.”

—Derek Rishmawy

Questions in this Episode

1. How is God’s justice grounded in his character?

2. I have never understood the Bible when it refers to God as jealous. When I think of jealousy, it sounds sinful and inconsistent with God.

3. Sometimes people’s biggest problem with hell is that they think that God’s judgment is
arbitrary? How do you explain this?

4. How does God’s mercy and grace make sense in light of the cross? Why does the cross require understanding that God is both merciful and just?

5. In John 17 Jesus says, “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” Does eternal life refer to being saved? And how does that relate to knowing God?


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