Can God Forgive Without Giving Just Punishment?

Many people will confess that they have some sin in their life, but think that God will easily forgive. Especially Muslim’s make this mistake and believe that since God is “merciful” that therefore he can simply forgive any crime. The word of God rejects this outright showing that although he is a gracious and kind God, because he is holy and righteous he must punish sin. Only the Christian truly honors God’s justice in forgiveness, for he knows and believes that his sins that deserve punishment were laid upon Christ, and he as the Son of God was justly judged and punished in our place. Only by his blood are we truly forgiven. All other forgiveness is false hope that will fail on judgment day .

The main bible verses are:

Prov. 17:15 – He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.

Ex. 34:6-7 – The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty…