God is perfectly just, making it impossible that He not judge sin.
- For the LORD is a God of justice. (NIV) Isaiah 30:18
- It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. (NIV) Job 34:12
However, God is not only righteous and just, He is all-loving and has provided a means to be at one with sinful man while maintaining His integrity.
For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and the year of my redemption has come. (NIV) Isaiah 63:4
God’s reconciling love was demonstrated on the cross through the death of His sinless Son. God initiated the reconciliation. The crucifixion of Jesus was God’s predetermined plan (Acts 2:23) in which every detail of His sacrificial death was precisely planned. Thus, prophecies made in prior centuries were accurately fulfilled.