People sometimes ask: “How can a good God judge and punish people?
That’s like asking: “How can a good country have law enforcement, judges, and prisons?”
George Scott Railton, an early leader of The Salvation Army, wrote: “A soul not subject to God is the plaything of the devil; utterly without freedom, it can neither rise to that which is good, nor prevent itself from falling into that which is evil . . .”