Today, all forms of equality are “in” - even income equality. This pertains even to God. Westerners are even shopping for an equal-outcomes god - the more impersonal, the better. Why? Because an impersonal god, like nature, does not judge! However, from all indications, God does judge. He cares about love and justice and will treat violators accordingly. Here’s just one small example:
- But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children-- with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. (Psalm 103:17-18)
What does it mean to “fear” God? Well, the Psalm actually gives us a portrait of “fear” - “those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.” Although God loves all His creation, these are the people He loves into heaven. Why? They want a relationship with Him and will not close their eyes in order to remake Him into a more user-friendly god – one who endorses everything about them. And the ones who refuse to accept God as He is? He will leave them to their own desires!
Does this mean that God judges? Yes! But what‘s the matter with that? Don’t we also judge! How then can we condemn God for judging without making ourselves into hypocrites? Would we instead want a god who winks at every rape, beheading, and kidnapping? I don’t think so!