God's holiness is "the beauty of all God's perfections," said Stephen Charnock. And God's internal holiness is manifested in His external justice. This sermon deals with the way God demonstrates his justice, including the doctrine of hell and final judgement. The Biblical truth is illustrated with an extensive quote from Jonathan Edwards, and contrasted with the words of Robert Schuller. This is not a sermon that minces words.
Godâ€™s Oft Ignored Attribute: His Perfect Justice Growing up I lost count of the number of times I heard pastors focusing on Godâ€™s great love to the exclusion of His other equally important attributes. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m so grateful to Pastor Sukhia for faithfully proclaiming the whole counsel of God â€“ which necessarily must include Godâ€™s infinite justice and abhorrence of sin.
Of course God is loving, merciful, compassionate and longsuffering â€“ virtually every churchgoer knows that. But here Pastor Sukhia explains that Godâ€™s holiness means He cannot even look upon iniquity. "It is Godâ€™s nature to be holy just as it is fireâ€™s nature to consume."
It is because God is a righteous judge that He must punish our sins. Christ spoke on more occasions about hell than heaven. This message effectively reminds us there can be no doubt about Godâ€™s justice; and consequently it also reminds us of mankindâ€™s desperate need for a Saviour.
Born and raised in Baltimore MD, then moving to Florida in his youth, Russ came to faith in Christ as a third year college student through the testimony of his brother Doug. Russ transferred from the University of Florida to Shelton College which is affiliated with the Bible...