Thus, without being infinite we are able to make determinations concerning the righteousness of God. It is within our ability to grasp and understand that, were the LORD God to ever allow any iniquity to touch Him, this creation would come to an abrupt end as it would not sustain the imbalance and inequality. The situation would be no different in principle and practice than a spinning shaft becoming out of balance. Left alone, it will destroy itself in short order. So it is with this creation – the LORD God maintains His own righteousness, and works to limit the damage done by our iniquity:
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. (Hebrews 1:1-4)
Nevertheless, however much evidence exists in the testimony of creation, logic, the history of man, and Scripture, there will be those on this earth who will never accept the fact that the LORD God is entirely and completely holy and righteous. They will never accept that the LORD God is equal in all His ways, and that they are consumed with iniquity. They, in the inequality of their way, cannot and will not perceive that which is just and equal.
However, if we are willing to perceive, we can know and be assured that the LORD God is completely holy and righteous, without iniquity, transgression and sin. Moreover, we are able to do so, not blindly or superstitiously, but with reason and logic. Nevertheless, without the instrument of faith, we will never perceive that which is beyond the physical and accurately understand things in the realm of the spiritual. This is particularly true of those things which are involved in our salvation and justification before the LORD God. Whether we realize it or not, the totality of witness concerning righteousness should convey to us that choosing to blindly or superstitiously believe is not acceptable to the LORD God. He, being righteous, will not accept us if we engage in such iniquity when clear evidence is set before us, easily perceptible to those who care to observe.
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