Ask Phillip - Isn't Jesus' Punishment in our Place Unjust?
Why is God just to punish Jesus for our sins? God does not act because things are just, nor are things just because he acts, but rather his very nature is justice and by this we understand what justice is, explains Phillip Jensen. Therefor it is hard to challenge God on his justice. He explains that a human judge paying the punishment for a criminal is not unjust if they choose to do so, and then explains that in Jesus' death, God was not unfairly punishing an innocent third party, because Jesus is God and willingly gave himself up to pay the punishment.
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In "Ask Phillip" Phillip Jensen answers tricky questions in 5 minutes or less.
Phillip Jensen is a leading Australian evangelical and previously ministered at University Church, New South Wales, the St Matthias Group of Churches and Sydney Cathedral. He now works with Two Ways Ministries and also regularly speaks at national and international churches and conferences, where he continues to model preaching the gospel by teaching the Bible. Check out further videos and free resources from Phillip Jensen at phillipjensen.com.