Mercy Wins When Abusive Church Leaders Threaten

“For He is Good; For His Loving Mercy Endures Forever.” 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 Beware those who seek God’s power, instead of …

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Reconciling God’s Mercy & Justice [Presentation]

Click HERE for MP3 Audio How can God allow injustice to continue and still be fair? Is he not as indignant as we are about the ugliness within the hearts of the godless? One can only reconcile God’s Mercy & Justice by examining the Person of Jesus Christ. In Him, “Mercy (loving-kindness, grace) and Truth …

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Mercy in Private and Public Life

“Happy are the merciful, because they will receive mercy” — Jesus (Matthew 5:7) Mercy has always been one of Christianity’s chiefest virtues. Through proper definition and exercise of mercy (among other traits such as agape love, grace and forgiveness) early Christianity changed the spiritual and societal landscapes of entire ancient societies. Mercy is first private, then public. The transformation of …

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Break Not, Quench Not: Reconciling God’s Mercy & Justice

In a previous post, titled Who’s the Weak One?, Lambs Harbinger described one of the reasons a Christian may be judgemental. In that article, I began by saying, in most cases, Christians have generous attitudes (i.e. compassionate, understanding, forgiving, respectful, giving the benefit of the doubt, thinking the best of, etc.). If they have not been gracious …

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A Question of Innocence & Ethics

Examine the Hebrew Torah’s myth of Creation, and you’ll find some holes and leaps in logic. One of these errors in reasoning is in the 1st Book of Moses (aka Genesis 3), wherein is described Adam & Eve’s temptation by “the Serpent” (seraph) and their subsequent failure to meet the conditions that G-d declared. Foundation …

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18 Bible References Supporting Societal Justice as Blessed and Commanded

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or …

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A Brief History of Fundamentalist Christianity in the USA

When we talk about the history of Fundamentalism & rightwing Politics, we have to go all the way back to the mid-to-late 1800s, when both Darwin’s theory of evolution AND the field of archaeology’s discoveries led to a controversy over the reliability of the Bible to give Western societies a proper account of humanity’s origins. …

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Margaret Sanger: Eugenicist & Population Control Bigot

As one will read in the below article, I have no respect for Margaret Sanger. I also despise Planned Parenthood as a scum-of-the-earth organization for their illegally selling human body parts, valuing money above humanity, dignity and decency. Yet, these sentiments do not mean I am against women’s rights to reproductive health. To be clear …

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Hell…and How to Get There – Brian Zahnd

[As the About Page of this blog site disclaims, not all of the views connected to of any links, articles, authors, or books represent those of the blogger of Lamb’s Harbinger.] (This is chapter 6 of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. I want you to have it. Share it freely and widely.) …

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3 Crucial Reasons Why Holding to PSA (Penal Substitution Atonement) is Legitimate

1. Only Exclusive PSA is Problematic Justice can be both restorative and retributive; these complementary aspects of authentic justice are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the two aspects belong together in order to comprise and demonstrate a well-rounded justice. Penal Substitution Atonement can harmoniously coexist with other Atonement views, such as Medical Substitution, Christus Victor, Aikido …

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