Lecture 2, Our Heavenly Father Loves Us:
One of the beliefs distinguishing Christianity from other religions is the affirmation that God is both a just Judge and a loving Father. Many belief systems focus exclusively on God’s justice and might, depicting a deity that relates to people only through legalistic demands and wrathful punishment. On the other extreme, it is also popular to present a deity who is the paragon of love and acceptance, but who lacks the transcendent majesty and holiness of the God of Scripture. The Bible, however, proclaims the good news that God’s righteous requirements have been satisfied in Jesus Christ, and God relates to His forgiven people as a Father who is both uncompromisingly holy and outrageously loving.