Will not a merciful God be always as merciful to His creatures, as a merciful ma

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  1. SwordofManticorE profile image79
    SwordofManticorEposted 5 years ago

    Will not a merciful God be always as merciful to His creatures, as a merciful man is to his beast?

  2. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    If he exists and is involved, then the answer is no. Have not 99% of the species that ever existed on the planet become extinct at one time or another? The history of the earth has seen a number of mass extinctions due to various climate changes or meteor collisions. To try to understand the mind and reasoning of the god of Abraham and Moses is to look into the abyss.

  3. calynbana profile image79
    calynbanaposted 5 years ago

    No because you cannot compare a merciful God to a merciful man. A mans idea of mercy may vary depending on the man and the beast. A man who is very patient 99%of the time may one day snap and hit his beast.

    A merciful God is consistent, unchanging. This God laid out His rules, His expectations and the consequences before us. Then He offered us Mercy in the Gift of Grace. This mercy is never going to change, the way in which it is received is never going to change. This God's definition of Mercy is never going to change.

    So comparing to man does not work. We are fickle and inconsistent.

    1. SwordofManticorE profile image79
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Its funny, as I see that man's justice system is more just than the God taught at most churches, If God once loved us, will not that love eternally continue?

    2. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If God loved us, and gave us the ability to choose would he not respect our choices? Or would it be more loving to impose His will upon us no matter our feelings?

    3. SwordofManticorE profile image79
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If a parent has 10 children, and just one is successful while the other 9 are in and out of prison, who is to blame?

    4. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Whoever made the choice to commit the crime. I notice that you often compare the concept of God to humans. That is like trying to understand a cat by thinking like a mouse. Doesn't make sense.

    5. SwordofManticorE profile image79
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      God made us in His image and we are to be christ like. Why is is so hard for humans to see the simularities we have with God and our conditioning.

    6. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Please explain what you mean.

    7. SwordofManticorE profile image79
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Is it even possible for you to see that God has forgiven us all of our sins? The church focuses so much on the old man and His justice and condemnation, but fails to see the opposite possibility.

    8. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm I feel that you are making some assumptions. I am not a church raised Christian. I was raised atheist and later became Christian after some research. Yes He has forgiven us, but I don't understand how this is a clarifying statement.

    9. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is unfortunate. Leaves little room for growth.

    10. SwordofManticorE profile image79
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      heb 1:8 tells us that Christ is the true representation of God, and how did God judge the adultreouse who commited many sins? Christ did not come for the rightouse, he came for all sinners. He paid for all sinners and He will get what He paid for.

    11. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What about all those people who died before Christ was crucified?

    12. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are both Christians. That should be enough to prevent this bickering. I am not going to be involved. I just want to talk about the question.

    13. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks smile Maybe you could answer the question again? I would like to see what you had to say.

    14. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well that would be a little childish. I think if you answer respectfully then SoM would respect that. To do otherwise could be called spiteful. Although it would illustrate my point on comparing human justice to Godly justice. :p

    15. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Then my comments will surely be in trouble if I am allowed to unpack my beliefs about salvation.

    16. SwordofManticorE profile image79
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      caly, you are more than welcome to ask me anything

    17. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well my question to your previous comment was this,
      What about all those people who died before Christ was crucified?

    18. SwordofManticorE profile image79
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Do you know anything about the three ancient Jewish festivals? I ask you this to help you learn what happened to those who died before Christ.

    19. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am familiar with them

    20. SwordofManticorE profile image79
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Feast of Passover, Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) and Feast of Booths (Tabernacles), do you know how these feasts are part of God's plan for all? Here is a clue (1Cor 15:22-23).

    21. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Would you mind just explaining your thoughts? I am not so fond of being asked questions in response to my questions.

    22. SwordofManticorE profile image79
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Passover was sacrivicing the unblemished lamb (Christ was first in heaven), Weeks the offered the first fruits (The apostles and the saints) and Booths the Jews harvest all the rest and allowed all the gentiles to join, AD70, all mankind

  4. SwordofManticorE profile image79
    SwordofManticorEposted 5 years ago

    Btw, caly, yes I do delete Js comments. He spams all my questions and the deleing started with him. We made an agreement at his request not to post on each others posts and he has broken this agreement many times. I

    1. calynbana profile image79
      calynbanaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was just about to ask about that :p

  5. Queen of Cups profile image60
    Queen of Cupsposted 5 years ago

    God is far more merciful than any man could comprehend.
    Man could only comprehend the ideals they believe to be mercy.
    If man could ever begin to understand the Mercy of God, I do not think the world would be as it is now and it is because of this that God has given us a word to live by, to take context from, and to embrace because we {as humans} are greatly flawed and need some sort of guidance, truly, in order to become kind men.
    If we did not have knowledge, we would not need this guidance because we would already embrace this, we would not have pride nor greed, nor lust or envy because they are ideals of Humankind; not God.
    So believe the correct answer to my reasoning would be "No" because his Mercy is higher than that of the mercy of men just as the Laws of God rise higher than any Law of Man.

 
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