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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

list a time when god is "merciful"?

could a mother who loved you unconditionaly burn you forever?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Did you just take another breath?

    Thank God for His mercy on you.

    You still have time...

    It is not Gods will that any should perish.

    We make that decision on our own.

    John 3:16

    "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

    Welcome to eternity... did you prefer smoking or non-smoking?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Scripture is full of His mercy - it is everywhere.

    Mercy of God:

    (Ex 20:2,6; Dt 5:10; Ex 33:19; Dt 4:31; 7:9; 1Ki 8:23; 2Ch 30:9; Ezr 9:9; Ps 18:50; 25:6,8; 31:7; 32:10; 36:5; 57:10; 62:12; 69:16; 98:3; 108:4; 111:4; 116:5; 117:2; 119:64,156; 138:2; 146:7-8; Isa 60:10; Jer 9:24; 31:20; 32:18; Da 9:4; Hos 2:23; Zec 10:6; Lk 6:36; Ac 17:30; Ro 9:15; 11:32; 15:9; 2Co 1:3; Heb 4:16; 1Pe 1:3; 2Pe 3:9). Everlasting (1Ch 16:34,41; 2Ch 5:13; 7:3,6,14; Ezr 3:11; Ps 89:1-2, 28; 100:5; 103:17; 106:1; 107:1; 118:1-4,29; 136:1-26).

    Manifested: In withholding punishment (Ge 8:21; 18:26,30-32; Ex 32:14; Nu 16:48; 2Sa 24:14,16; 2Ki 13:23; Ezr 9:13; Job 11:6; Isa 12:1; 54:9; Eze 16:6,42,63; 20:17; Hos 11:8-9; Joel 2:13,18; Jnh 4:2, 10-11; Mal 3:6). In rescuing from destruction (Ge 19:16; Nu 21:8; Jdg 2:18; 2Ki 14:26-27; Ne 1:10; 9:17-20,27-31). In leading his people (Ex 15:13). In comforting the afflicted (2Co 12:9). In hearing prayer (Ex 22:27; Heb 4:16). In desire to save sinners (Dt 5:29; 32:29; Jdg 10:16; 2Ch 36:15; Isa 65:2,8; Jer 2:9; 7:25; Eze 18:23,31-32; 33:11; Mt 18:12-14; Lk 15:4-7; 1Ti 2:4,6). In forbearance toward sinners (2Ch 24:18-19; Ps 145:8-9; La 3:22-23,31-33; Da 4:22-27; Na 1:3). In granting forgiveness (Ex 34:6-7; Nu 14:18-20; 2Sa 12:13; 2Ch 7:14; Job 33:14-30; Ps 32:1-2,5; 65:3; 78:38-39; 85:2-3; 86:5,13,15; 99:8; 103:3,8-14; 130:3-4; 130:7-8; Pr 16:6; 28:13; Isa 55:7-9; Jer 3:12,22; 31:20,34; 33:8,11; 36:3; 50:20; Eze 36:25; Da 9:9; Hos 14:4; Mic 7:18-19; Mt 6:14; 18:23-27; Lk 1:50,77-78; Ac 3:19; 26:18; Ro 10:12-13; 2Co 5:19; Eph 1:6-8; 2:4-7; 1Ti 1:13; Tit 3:5; Heb 8:12; 1Jn 1:9).

    Symbolized: In the atonement cover (Ex 25:17-22; 37:6-9; Lev 16:1-14; Nu 7:89; Heb 9:5).

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  • 1 decade ago

    God sent the prophets in the old testament warning people to repent many many times. He was merciful and gave them many chances to repent before he executed his judgement.

    What i really like is your second question. First, God is not a "mother". but to get at what you were asking . . .

    We have sinned against an infinite God, and we deserve an infinite punishment b/c thats the only way justice will be served. Acts 17:31 says God will judge the earth with righteousness. He can't be a corrupt judge and let the guilty go unpunished. Rev 21:8 says all liars, thieves, and adulterers will have their part in the lake of fire. All of us deserve hell. 2 Peter 3:9 says God isn't willing that any perish but that all come to repentance. He sent Christ so that we might be saved from the coming wrath.

    a website that really helped me with this concept . . . www.wayofthemaster.com

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  • 1 decade ago

    the irony here is that god cannot be merciful. mercy is showing restraint and delivering a less destructive blow to people who have crossed you or done you wrong. it is lowering the severity of the punishment on someone who deserves something harsh. mercy is being nice to someone who does not deserve it. now then, if god already knows what you will do, right or wrong, and in fact created you so that you will do just that (e.g. Judas was created so that Jesus would die thus creating the sacrifice necessary for eternal salvation) then no matter what you do, right or wrong, you are simply fulfilling god's infallible plan. to show mercy to someone who is doing exactly what you want is futile. to do anything other than raise them up is unfair. and to destroy them (which is what god likes to do) is just viscious.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nehemiah 9:31 (New International Version)

    31 But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.

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  • 1 decade ago

    With great sacrifice comes great punishment. If a mother watched her child die, to save another, and the other one grew up and spit on the death of his brother, and mom warned him if he did that, shed turn away from him, would you blame her?

    Why do people want to make God like man. He is more powerful than we can imagine, and is more just than we could ever be. You cant humanize God, dont try.

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  • 1 decade ago

    GOD shows his mercy every day. He has let you live hasnt he?

    Be thanking for life and a chance to make a difference in someone else.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Rom 5:7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die--

    Rom 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

    Would you die for a friend? Would you die for someone that is just ok?

    Even though we curse him to his face, question his existence, mock him, disobey in every way sometimes just to say we did, murder, steal, rape, hate, are selfish, arrogant, and bigotous, he died for us anyway. I call that merciful.

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  • 1 decade ago

    God is merciful when he lets us leave this earth.

    Only you can "bum" you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Few and far between i think

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