Speaking from experience, not theory, there is nothing wrong with accepting that the sky is blue on a clear sunny day—providing we understand that what is really out there is what we see of a night.
- Here is an interesting testimony by a Muslim woman about what happens when people who die and do not know Lord Jesus.
- Here is another by a Buddhist who died.
Justice is an important concept. Justice is an idea. Justice also requires action. Justice is about conformity to truth; the principle of proportionate response towards action that conforms to equality and equity for all.
In other words, justice is the appropriate distribution of benefits or punishments according to actions taken by individuals in accordance to moral principles of right and wrong, good and evil, truth and falsehood.
Since we did not ask to be born, but we suffered and died, then if we were to give an account of our lives before a judge, what would we say?
A still-born babe could say, “I did nothing.”
A toddler could say, “I crawled; I walked; I ran; I was fed; I was comforted; but I did not know.”
A five-year-old could say, “Mommy said, ‘I was naughty.’”
A ten-year-old could say, “I did things I knew I should not have done. I lied. I stole. I hated. I was hurt. I did not understand why?”
A fifteen-year-old could say, “I enjoyed hurting the ones I hated.”
The judge might say to the fifteen-year-old, “Why? Did you not know that what you do to others you do to yourself?” But what would He say to the others?
In the book of Isaiah we are informed:
- Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. (Isaiah 30:18)
Jesus says that He desires mercy:
- Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. (Matthew 9:13)
- He said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:37)
- Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you. (Mark 5:19)
- For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy; yet mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 2:13)
- And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. (Matthew 12:7)
- Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7)
- When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels;for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” (Matthew 25:31–46)
This is the truth: you did not ask to be born; nor did you ask suffer; nor did you ask for your life to end in a meaningless death.
The Truth Is The Same For Us All; We All Have To Give An Account Of Ourselves