Is God Being Fair?

Q. Every now and then, we hear news about a Muslim or other faith person, who did not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, but then, they had a dream or vision where Jesus appeared to them, and there after they believed in Him. I know that Father God is sovereign and can do as He pleases. But, I also know, that He is Just. Therefore could it be expected, that one person is obliged to live by faith alone and not by what he sees, but another person gets supernatural “help” to believe, through an appearance, or a dream? Would that be fair to us other mere mortals, who must rely on faith alone, because we have not super naturally seen?

A. God wants everyone to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:3-4). Chances are you became a believer because someone shared the Gospel with you. Suppose there is no one available to share the gospel with certain people. Why wouldn’t God Himself appear to them? And if He did, and they were saved because of it, why would it be unfair? Wouldn’t it result in the same outcome?

In Deut. 32:4 Moses spoke of God’s methods this way;

“He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.”

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