Saturday, August 18, 2007

Infinite Value

"Sins were committed against an infinitely good God...they should be punished infinitely. And therefore, it took a gift of infinite value to pay for your sin."

--Paul Washer, The Heart of the Gospel

4 Comments:

Anonymous Nicholas said...

I think there is a fallacy here. Just because G-d is infinite, does not mean that a finite act done 'against' G-d should recieve an infinite punishment. A greater punishment, perhaps, but not an infinite. Nothing is deserving of infinite punishment is it? Is it really?

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Nicholas said...

Sorry - In connection to that though. If just the infinite nature of G-d made our acts towards G-d infinite, what if we act out of love towards G-d. Is that rewarded infinitely. Using that same reasoning? I think this is bad reasoning.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare any of us question the fairness of God bringing an eternal punishment on those who offended Him.

Also, no one can love God on his own, but only by the grace and ability that God has given him.

KCO

5:50 PM  
Blogger Hank said...

To Nicholas
It would seem your logical processes are functioning well. I believe your answer places you in the camp of humanism that places man at the center of God's creation. The Bible if true indicates God is the center of all things. His law is not arbitrary but essentially the way in which He has created and extends from His very nature. If man is punished eternally it is because God has created it to be so. I have come to the conclusion over many years of thought and study that God does what He does because He is good and can do no other than what is good whether I understand it or not. Jesus proved both His value and divinity and when He speaks of Hell as a place where there is no end I can not but believe Him.

9:38 AM  

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