Divine Justice is Merciful

Can a villain be regenerated? Can a criminal's human mind be cleansed, refurnished with thoughts of truth and love and he be rehabilitated in the society he has wronged and by whose sense of justice he has been condemned?

The Bible holds out hope of forgiveness to every evildoer. God is represented as saying: "When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.... For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye." Ezek. 18:27,32

God does not abandon as hopeless even hardened sinners and moral idiots. The jurisprudence of divinity is merciful, providing for the reformation of the most vicious malefactor when he genuinely demonstrates his repentance by recognizing the villainy of his thoughts and acts and forsaking them.

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