Chapter 5: The redemption of Mankind - His Justice and Righteousness
3. HIS JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
Christianity does not proclaim a God who is a despotic dictator who forgives whom He wills and punishes whom He wills, without any basis of justice, but a God who is a righteous and a just God, and who is at the same time the justifier.
The only logical solution for the problem of sin is the death of the perfect Savior, Jesus Christ, this is why Paul wrote to the Corinthians:
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified (I Corinthians 2:1,2).
Paul knew that the crucified Christ is the central theme of Christianity, and that without the cross there is no Christianity, and no salvation.
When the Quran declared that Jesus Christ was not crucified, saying, "... they killed him not, nor crucified him" (Surat Al-Nisaa 4:157), it meant that the prophecies concerning Christ’s crucifixion in the Old Testament, the four Gospels, the letters of the apostles and the book of the Revelation are all false. In other words that the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation is not God’s infallible word, and who would believe that conclusion but a fool?
The apostle Paul summed up the central theme of Christianity in Romans 3:23-26. He says:
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;... to declare, I say, his righteousness... that He might be just and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.