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How Merciful Is God?

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by surrendersacrifice, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. God is Love (1 John 44:8) and mercy (Jeremiah 3:12). He expressed his infinite mercy when he came into our world of sin and suffering as a meek and humble (Matthew 11:29) human being in order to free us from sin. Furthermore, he did not condemn sinners (John 3:17); but ate and drank with them and taught then to overcome sin by his love and compassion. He loved his enemies, forgave them (Luke 23:34), prayed for them, offered the other cheek when struck on one (Luke 6:27-36), and did not fight back when he was crucified; for speaking the truth about God’s love and expressing that love in his actions. In doing this he expressed his uncompromised faith in His Father who is Love. His sacrifice redeemed us from sin by instilling His spirit of love in us. This spirit frees us from sin; which enables us to share in his joy and peace. He makes his spirit available to all, including those who betrayed him and killed him. Furthermore, even as he was led to his crucifixion he was concerned about the sufferings our sins would cause us rather than his own suffering (Luke 23:28). In addition, in order to share more fully in his sacrificial life he allows us to enter his sacrifice on the cross by allowing us to partake in his cup of sacrifice which he instituted the night before he died. Since his sacrifice is eternal, we can re-enter his sacrificial offering and bring our own life as an offering to the Father. Furthermore, his body, which he gives us in the form of bread, rekindles his spirit in our heart; because in it we see Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.
     
  2. A simple test for the MERCY and LOVE of God for all people may be gleaned from the following:

    The Almighty, omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipotent GOD just so to “win” people to be with HIM in His eternal kingdom, did this IMPOSSIBLE feat.

    1. He HUMBLED by “manifesting Himself in the flesh,” or becoming a MAN like anyone of us. This is the exact opposite of what Lucifer did.
    And now, every one of us should look into a mirror and “see for ourselves” whether we have just “a little bit” of that kind of HUMILITY. Of course bias is our No. 1enemy.

    God’s proofs, He gave us the following taboos and yet how many of us have even read, listened to, or thought about following them?

    Proverbs 3:5 …
    Jeremiah 17:5 …
    Jeremiah 17:9 …
    2 Corinthians 3:6 …
    2 Corinthians 4:18 …

    Plus several more
     

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