According to Romans 3:25;
For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,
- What about the sinners in the past before the New Testament who never heard of Jesus Christ? What about Buddhists or Hindus without any exposure to the Jewish religion, whatsoever. Is the Christian God really as fair as claimed?
- The New Testament was originally distributed by ink on Papyrus and later, sheepskin, sewn together by hand. In fact biblos is Greek for Papyrus plant. From the dark ages into the middle ages monks spent their time writing Bibles. The Catholic church only allowed rich men, professors at Oxford, and the church to own copies of The Bible. The first Bible the common people had owned was after the Protestant reform. The Geneva Bible, in 1560, was the first Bible available to the people. Before that, the Catholic church convinced followers that salvation was through works and donations to the church.
Why didn't an omnipotent god prevent this situation from occurring? One would think if his sons' life was sacrificed, he would want people to know about salvation, and make sure "the word" was distributed before the 16th century. What happened to the common folk who went to church every Sunday, believing giving money to the church was the way to salvation? Are they "burning in hell"? Was god fair to anyone born before the end of the 16th century AD?