Is God Fair?

A boy in the inner city is killed by stray gang bullets as he does homework at the kitchen table.

A young mother in the suburbs finds that her child has contracted AIDS from a contaminated blood transfusion.

The tragedies go on and on in our world. Inexplicable and heartrending. And we long so much for an answer to it all. A PERMANENT answer.

As author Alister McGrath asked, “Where is God in a world of meaningless suffering and death? God may be in heaven—but is He here?”—The Mystery of the Cross (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1988), p. 107.)

We’ve heard assurances that God is fair and just. The Psalmist tells us:

“The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing love.”
—Psalm 33:5.
(Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptural texts in the DISCOVER guides are from the New International Version of the Bible [NIV].)

But if that is true, how is He going to make the world come out right? How is He going to bring an end to suffering and tragedy? We know He can give us strength and courage to make it through the tough times, but we don’t want the tough times to last forever. We want an ultimate solution. We want to see the bright light at the end of the tunnel.

In this guide you’ll discover how God will bring sin and suffering to an end. And when He does, every being in the universe will testify that God is just. The 20th chapter of Revelation shows us how and when all this takes place.