Questions tagged [justice]

Justice is a concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, equity and fairness. Questions regarding biblical or Christian teachings with regards to Justice can be asked under this tag.

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Why did God kill a man for picking up sticks on the Sabbath?

Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation; ...
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What is the verdict on an unjust judge? [closed]

In order to ask this, let me set a stage. This is just a scenario that will be recast in a second. As Christians we believe that God is good. We trumpet his justice, rightness, holiness, and so on ...
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How is the view of guaranteed salvation for infants justified?

Many Christians hold the view that unborn and born infants and children who die before the age of reason or eternal responsibility are guaranteed access to heaven. For instance, Dr. William Lane Craig ...
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If I steal money, what does the forgiveness of Jesus cover? [closed]

I steal money from someone. I ask for Jesus for forgiveness. I receive forgiveness (yet keep the money). What happens to the person I took the money from? Do I make out with forgiveness from God, ...
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Does the Catholic Church rank the cardinal virtues?

The three theological virtues which serve as the basic foundation for all others are faith, hope, and love. The cardinal virtues which build upon them are temperance, justice, wisdom, and courage. ...
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What was St. Thomas Aquinas's view on the difference between punishment accorded to original sin and punishment accorded to individual sin?

Many different thinkers in Catholicism have proposed different theories regarding what original sin is compared to individual sin. From this, different theologians have thought that original sin ...
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Is the God Calvinists believe in unjust? [closed]

Who I am: ex worship leader / lifelong "Christian" of 18 years, now agnostic. Why I ask: If God is the way I am about to describe (unjust from a human perspective), why follow him? From my ...
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Should Christians be against the death penalty? [closed]

Christians go to great lengths to get the government to outlaw abortion--something that I personally would support. Though I see support from Christianity against abortion almost as unwavering, the ...
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How do Arminians understand the doctrine of Unlimited Atonement in a way that does not make God unjust?

The doctrine of unlimited atonement teaches that Christ died for all mankind, but only paid for the sins of those who believe in Him. If this is the case then either Jesus already knew who would ...
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According to Eastern Orthodoxy why did we inherit the sin of Adam and Eve?

God is known as very just and he likes to have mercy on people. God doesn't want people to inherit sins of their parents. So why did we inherit this very sin? What is so special about the sin of Adam ...
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What major views are there on the question of whether God shares moral responsibility for our deeds, good and bad?

I am looking for an overview of the major historical approaches to the following question/group of questions: Since God has given us this body to do good or bad, then does he share at all in the ...
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Why Jesus taught differently on “sin and treating sinners” as compared to Old Testament?

In the book of Joshua, just before attack on Jericho, Joshua told his men not to take any riches for themselves which was meant for God. Joshua 6:18 . In spite of this Achan hides some of the riches ...
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How does the gospel turn justice into a defender of the guilty?

Usually we think of God's justice as his perfect judgment in punishing sin and dispensing equity along perfect scales of measurement. However as we were born in sin, justice is essentially something ...
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Biblically, is there such a thing as innocent by reason of mental defect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the Bible say about people with mental illness? Have a friend in Christ who is black/white; all are responsible for their actions all the time. "Mental illness" is ...
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Looking for an apologetic to the “Cosmic Child Abuse” objection

Recently during a discussion I got smacked with the "Cosmic Child Abuse" argument. I had heard of it before, but never really had to wrestle with it in real life. I discovered that I don't actually ...
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How is Gods judgement of man fair when he judges them without considering their deeds?

In America, our judicial system is built on the idea that a man is assumed innocent, and then proven guilty with evidence. In contrast, Paul wrote: Romans 9 10-18: ...there was Rebekah also, when ...
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Why do people have different chances of becoming Christian?

First of all, let me say that I'm Christian, and I regularly volunteer at Church. However, I have a question that I'd like some light shed on: Christianity seems to value fairness and justness, but ...
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How is it just that Jesus, an innocent, would be punished for our sins?

From the perspective that Jesus' suffering on the cross was in fact a punishment for our sins, how is punishing an innocent (Jesus) for the sinners justified? Jesus was innocent but the people were ...
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How does one reconcile the principle of justice with the doctrine of original sin?

How does one reconcile the idea in modern democracy that every person will be judged purely based on their own actions, with the doctrine of the belief in the state of sin in which humanity exists ...
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What is the Biblical basis to declare that 'justice necessitates the resurrection of the body'?

I found a very good description of what the human conscience is: Conscience is nothing but that judgment which men do make, and which they cannot but make, of their moral actions with reference ...
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What does “God is just” mean according to Calvinists?

In our world, what we understand about "justice" is not just a verdict between guilty or not guilty, because it also balances the punishment on the severity of the crime. Here is an illustration: ...
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In Luke 18:8, does the Geek word translated “quickly” mean “suddenly” in this instance?

We know that in our lives on planet earth the Lord does not always quickly protect those who are suffering injustice. Definitely, he will on the day of his visitation correct injustices and he will ...
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Does God Abet Sinful Behaviour if it Brings About His Justice?

I'm having difficulty dealing with prophetic parts of the Old Testament that discuss God's wrath. I understand that the wages of sin is death and before the new covenant in Jesus, God punished people ...
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2 Samuel 12, David's son, and justice [closed]

David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly ...
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Is God more just than he is love? (Catholic perspective)

I am wondering how Christians see God. I hear many Christians say God is love, but is also just. But I ask them, how can he be love if he is also just? So two attributes God has given himself are ...
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What is the biblical basis for carrying out social justice in opposition to the justice system?

What is the Biblical basis for seeking social justice when such actions are considered illegal, or in opposition to the justice system?
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According to Catholic doctrine, if a rich man does not share his wealth with the poor, is he being injust?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1807 Justice is the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor... Justice toward men disposes ...
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Is there a Christian definition of “social justice?” [closed]

Most (if not all) major Christian denominations seem to support the idea of "social justice." Most sources I've read seem to agree that the term itself was originally a Christian term that's gotten ...
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Modern religious law it still applicable? [closed]

Leviticus 20 literally is associated with Israelites. Why is there a necessity for association with modern law?
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According to Catholic moral theology, does the State have a right to force its baptized citizens to procreate?

St. Alphonsus di Liguori, Theologia Moralis vol. 2 lib. 6 tract. 5 de matrimonio (p. 687), addressing question"938. Marrieds per se are bound to render (the debt) and sometimes even to exact (the ...
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Can we separate justice from theology in Christianity? And if we do, is this right? [closed]

Dr. Martin Luther King in one of his major speeches said: I want to say to you tonight, that I intend to keep these issues mixed because they are mixed. Somewhere, we must see that justice is ...