Last week’s challenge had to do with a complaint about hell and judgment, so for this week, I thought I’d present you with the opposite challenge: a complaint about God’s mercy.
I heard a radio talk show host (not a Christian) express the following about Christianity (paraphrased):
I don’t like the idea that a man can do horrible things all his life and then just repent on his deathbed and go to heaven without paying for what he’s done. That doesn’t seem just to me.
If your friend said this to you, how would you respond? What concepts would you explain? What questions would you ask to draw him out? Can you answer this in a way that preserves the beauty of justice? Give us your thoughts, and tune in Thursday for Brett’s ideas on how to answer this objection.
(Special bonus: There’s a Bible verse this objection immediately brings to my mind. What is it?)