icubud (icubud) wrote,

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Accrual basis of judgment (aka "Nothing's free, eventually")

I had a thought about God and justice and the question why doesn’t God act against all injustices? What if the matter is He actually does but defers it into an account or bucket to be dispensed with in the future? Something similar to accounting and budgets where you have dollars allocated into a bucket (a general code/account) and the funds are there though there is nothing tangible until you dispense the funds into the world/marketplace. So it is with God, He dispenses judgment and has been storing up these actions in bowls, vials and cups and at the time of the great tribulation or whenever He sees fit, He has the angelic beings pour His wrath onto the earth thereby visibly dispensing judgment: - So judgment had been accruing all along.

This means God often – not always - uses the accrual basis in reference to judgment. According to the dictionary, “the method of keeping accounts that recognizes income when earned and expenses when incurred regardless of when cash is received or disbursed.”

Of course this does not mean that God treats all judgment in this way but it does answer the fairness of God (being that He is just & holy) and the apparent success of the wicked. Ultimately those who deserve judgment for wrong doing WILL receive it. For further explanation and background read Psalm 37.
Tags: 2 cents, christianity, god, philosophy, religion, spirituality
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