How can God ever say anyone of us is innocent?
How can God turn a blind-eye to our sin if that is what He indeed does?
How can God say someone isn’t guilty when everyone and He knows we are?
How can God bring justice to satisfy the obvious need to punish the guilty?
Here comes the good news:
The heart of God.
The problem of justice existed until that moment of the amazing move of God Himself.
But now … Jesus!
“But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.” (Romans 3 v 21-26)
The cross of Christ was the act of love and grace but we must see it as the act of punishment to fulfil justice for sinners like us.
How can we know this to be true?
By placing our trust in Jesus and following Him demonstrating our belief by actions.
This is the gospel!