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A PROBLEM WORTHY OF GOD

Martin Luther says the fact that a moral and just God can let the guilty go unpunished is "a problem worthy of God." Any judge who sets a guilty person free with no punishment is immoral and unjust. Suppose a Judge has a man before him who is guilty, but has truly had a change of heart and life. If he is a just judge, he still cannot let the boy go. But if he comes down, stands by the boy, and serves his sentence for him, he can let the boy go and still be moral, righteous, and merciful. God did just this.

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