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Lily
May 10th 2012, 01:48 AM
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

I want to focus on the word "just." Would it be unjust if God did not forgive us our sins?

jesse
May 10th 2012, 05:09 AM
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

I want to focus on the word "just." Would it be unjust if God did not forgive us our sins?

The word from which "just" is translated can mean a variety of things. I think it means it is in keeping with God's character. Or even that because he said he will do it, it is just for him to do. It would be unjust for him to say something and do the opposite. Meaning, if he said... "if you confess your sins I will forgive you" and then he did not forgive you.... that would be unjust.

His Justice has little to do with us. It has to do with him. Because he is faithful, he will do as he says. Because he is just, he will do as he says.