Friday, 9 September 2016
Restorative Justice differs from Retributive Justice in that Retributive Justice seeks to make the perpetrator pay while Restorative Justice seeks to restore both victim and perpetrator to health and society.
Thus Restorative Justice will involve mediation and rehabilitation rather than judgement and punishment.
God practices Restorative Justice.
In fact this is where we get our model for Restorative Justice.
Our loving Father seeks to restore our wholeness not to make us pay.
So any ideas of Penal Atonement are false.
God forgives us.
And restores us to health and society.
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