GOD SAYS YOU WON’T BE PUNISHED
NDW: A lot of people don’t “get” this idea of a God Who says, “There’s no such thing as right and wrong,” and Who proclaims that we will never be judged.
God: Well, make up your mind! First you say I’m judging you, then you’re upset because I’m not.
NDW: I know, I know.
It’s all very confusing.
We’re all very . . . complex.
We don’t want Your judgments, but we do.
We don’t want Your punishments, yet we feel lost without them.
And when You say...“I will never punish you,” we cannot believe that—and some of us almost get mad about that.
Because if You’re not going to judge, and punish us, what will keep us walking the straight and narrow?
And if there’s no “justice” in heaven, who will undo all the injustice on Earth?
God: Why are you counting on heaven to correct what you call “injustice”?
Do not the rains fall from the heavens?
God: And I tell you this:
The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.
NDW: But what about, “Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord”?
God: I never said that.
One of you made that up, and the rest of you believed it.
“Justice” is not something you experience after you act a certain way, but because you act a certain way.
Justice is an ACT, not punishment FOR an act.
NDW: I see that the problem with our society is that we seek “justice” after an “injustice” has occurred, rather than “doing justice” in the first place.
God: Right on the head! You’ve hit the nail right on the head!
Justice is an action, not a reaction.
Do not, therefore, look to Me to somehow “fix everything in the end” by imposing some form of celestial justice in the “afterlife.”
I tell you this: There is no “afterlife,” but only life.
Death does not exist.
And the way you experience and create your life, as individuals and as a society, is your demonstration of what you think is just.
(Excerpted from Conversations with God: Book 3)"
~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele