As stated in part one, fairness, as defined in our age of tolerance, is that everyone should to get the same thing. In light of this, we have to answer the question, “Is God fair” with “No,” “Yes” and “No.” We looked at the first “No” in part 1, now we will look at the answer “Yes.”
“Yes,” God is fair. As you know, He has provided a way of salvation for all, and in this we see His “fairness.” He gives the same potential to everyone. Here are several points of this fairness.
–In creating all human beings in His image, God bequeathed to all the same worth (Gen. 1:26,27).
–Jesus confirmed this when He died and provided the potential for salvation for all who have ever lived and will live. (1John 2:2, Heb. 2:9, 1 Tim 2:6, 4:10)
–We can only be saved by faith; this is true for everyone no matter what his or her age, intelligence, education, religion, status, wealth, health, strength, home or family. It’s the same for all. (Eph 2:8, Rom. 1:17)
–The Holy Spirit works in the life of every person in the whole world to convince each one of his or her need for Jesus as Savior. (John 16:7-11)
–God watches over each person, is aware of the heart condition of each, and loves each with the same great love. ( Psalm 33:13-15, Psalm 145:10-16,)
–God has the same desire for everyone: that all be saved, although all will not come to be saved. (1 Tim 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9, John 1:7)
–God will condemn all sin, and anyone who clings to it rather than accepting His offer of grace and protection, will be condemned along with the sin they chose and loved. (John 3:18,
In this non-exhaustive list of Scriptural examples, God offers to all the same possibility of becoming His child, the same gifts and privileges–the way to accept them is the same for all: by faith. In His mercy God is fair, and I am thankful for it!