Q.But does not God do man an injustice by requiring in His law what man cannot do?
Q.Will God allow such disobedience and apostasy to go unpunished?
He is terribly displeased
with our original sin
as well as our actual sins.
Therefore He will punish them
by a just judgment
both now and eternally,1
as He has declared:2
Cursed is everyone
who does not continue to do everything
written in the Book of the Law (Galatians 3:10).
Q.But is God not also merciful?
A. God is indeed merciful,1 but He is also just.2 His justice requires that sin committed against the most high majesty of God also be punished with the most severe, that is, with everlasting, punishment of body and soul.3