The Justice of God

Text: Ezekiel 18

This lesson was written in light of the news of Osama bin Laden’s death.

God Wants All to be Saved (v. 23, 32)

  • Jesus came to save the world (John 3:16) — God wants all to be saved (2 Peter 3:9)
  • But just because God wants all to be saved does not mean that all will be saved (Luke 13:23-24)

We Are Each Accountable (v. 20, 30-32)

  • We will be judged as individuals (2 Corinthians 5:10)
  • There is one judge (James 4:12) — the Lord God (v. 30), not Allah
  • We will be judged by the Lord’s standard (John 12:48)

We Cannot Blame Anyone for Our Actions (v. 2-3, 5-19)

  • A righteous man can have a wicked son & vice versa (v. 5-19)
  • Many practice evil, believing they are doing right — Why? … They’ve been raised with a certain world-view — but this is not an excuse
  • God can be found by those who seek for Him (Acts 17:27)

There is Always Hope (v. 21-23)

  • If the wicked man turns from his sins, he can be saved
  • God is patient (2 Peter 3:9) — but His patience is not eternal (2 Peter 3:10)

There is Always Cause for Warning (v. 24-26)

  • If a righteous man turns back to sin, he will be lost
  • There is no “once saved, always saved” concept taught in the Bible (Hebrews 4:11)
  • We must continue on the right path

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