Randall McRoberts

Wright on Theodicy

Would people really like it if God were to rule the world directly and immediately, so that our every thought and action were weighed, and instantly judged and if necessary punished, in the scales of his absolute holiness? If the price of God stepping in and stopping a campaign of genocide were that he would also have to rebuke and restrain every other evil impulse, including those we all still know and cherish within ourselves, would we be prepared to pay that price? If we ask God to act on special occasions, do we really suppose that he could do that simply when we want him to, and then back off again for the rest of the time?

Tom Wright, Matthew for Everyone, Part 1: Chapters 1–15 (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2004), 168.

Randall McRoberts

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