March 27, 2016
Happy Easter! Alleluia Anyway!
It starts with math. No, really. Bear with me.
We all should know from high school math that anything finite divided by infinity is zero, and infinity divided by anything finite is infinity.*
But what is infinity divided by infinity?
As it turns out, it can be anything. Not any old thing -- it's not random. Each case is specific. I can still remember Mrs. Mason saying, "Sometimes it's three. Sometimes it's a billion. You have to work it out."
This is relevant because the attributes of God are infinite. He is, among other things, infinitely just and infinitely merciful. And sometimes these infinite attributes lead us to an apparent contradiction.