As a Christian I love you, but not as you would have me love you. I love you as God does. He loved you enough to send Jesus to save you, to lift you out from the universal condemnation of all mankind, for ALL HAVE sinned. He loves you enough to send you preachers to announce to you His Mercy and Grace. But you insist on JUSTICE. God’s justice is very severe. But it is JUST and correct in a way the justice you seek is not. I fear the Christ denier wants justice with vengeance, and that is something no man may rightly have. We are not ourselves just (righteous) enough to execute vengeance. We are to partial to our own desires and our own friends. We exclude many from the mercy we could give because of things we are also guilty of! Read Romans Ch. 2 if you dare. That's a dare for believers too !!!
As hard as men and women try, the justice of human courts is imperfect. God’s justice is FLAWLESS. All have sinned and the payment for sin is that all die. And after that another final judgment may ensue.
“… I have hewed them by the prophets (preachers); I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me. (Hosea 6:5-7 KJV)
And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, “They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Matthew 9:11-13 KJV)
At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, “Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.” (Matthew 12:1-8 KJV)
Jesus craves that men and women learn MERCY, but they crave sacrifice (the fines the law requires sinners pay). "MAKE HIM PAY for that," they cry. And still we want Justice??? If we do someone will surely cry about us, "MAKE THEM PAY." We need to hear again this God’s word, which my Bible subtitles: What Does the Lord Require?
"Vengeance is MINE," saith the Lord. "I WILL repay."