The Greatest Injustice

Glenn Addington By Glenn Addington, 21st Nov 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1-ituvna/
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An evaluation of the unfairness of Jesus' crucifixion, and the incredible result.

Unfairness

It has happened to all of us at one time or another: we have heard of a situation that has outraged us and caused us to cry out or think, “That’s not fair!” It might have involved a school yard bully, or a corporate head. In all likelihood, if you grew up with brothers and sisters, you experienced this more than once. The classic school room situation where one or perhaps several are guilty of a transgression, but all are punished, fits in perfectly with this thought. Whatever the situation, the result was that an obvious injustice took place. And the logical outcome is that the wronged party or parties are angered, and understandably so. It has been said that we’re all born with a sense of fairness, and we’re quick to see and respond when that has been violated. We can see easily see injustice. And there are two choices me can make. We can turn away, saying to ourselves, “That’s their problem” or “that’s none of my business.” Too often there is the tendency to choose to not get involved because it is either too much hassle, or we may indeed be fearful for our own well-being, whether physical, financial, or otherwise. Hopefully we have the nature and character that wants to see the wrong righted, the guilty punished, and perhaps some correction or restitution take place.

The Greatest Injustice... the Greatest Demonstration of Love

Yet the death of God’s son for the sins of mankind was easily the greatest injustice ever committed. Scripture tells us plainly that He was sinless, while we are assuredly guilty. I Peter 3:18 tells us, “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God…,.” In II Corinthians 5:21, the apostle wrote, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” We know the truth of these verses, and they cause us to marvel, because this greatest of injustices was also the greatest demonstration of love of all time. Rather than respond in wrath, God choose to respond in love, and set in motion a plan which would resolve the problem. We are told in the book of Ephesians that this was decided ‘before the foundation of the world’. This means that God knew, before He ever created man, that man would choose rebellion instead of obedience. This was a consequence of giving man free will, but without free will, man would simply act as a robot. Choice allows us to be rebels with an attitude of defiance, or individuals who recognize the love of God and the accompanying rewards, and are willing to accept the precious gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. While any other act of injustice should cause us to bristle and strongly react against the deed, this one should win our hearts, our allegiance, our service and our gratitude.

All scripture verses are from the New American Standard Version.

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Crucifixion, Unfairness Of Jesus Trial

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author avatar Glenn Addington
I am an American, former Viet Nam veteran, and a Christian, living in East Tennessee. I am now retired and am pursuing a writing career. I would welcome writing assignments.

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