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The Truth About Mercy

Those that promote tolerance, diversity and political correctness claim they are "working" in the politics of compassion. They alone are people of compassion and feel the pain of others. They also claim those that oppose political correctness are intolerant and lack compassion. Is that true? To find the truth, we must go to the Holy Bible because as we read in John 17:7, "Sanctify them through thy truth. Thy word is truth."

The Holy Bible declares to those that promote compassion under the banner of political correctness, for lifestyles such as living together without marriage, homosexuality or abortion on demand, are promoting and engaging in sin. They are calling evil, good. And when they attack those that defend Biblical principle they are calling good, evil. By doing this, those in the political correct camp go even deeper in their sin which the Holy Bible declares leads to sorrow, death and eternal damnation in hell (unless they repent) for themselves and those they ensnare in their way of thinking. So in reality they are not working in the politics of compassion but in the politics of death.

"Blessed by God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;" II Corinthians 1:3. True mercy and comfort come from GOD.

JESUS CHRIST declares, "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."- Matthew 5:7

As a Biblical example of mercy and love, I would like to read one of the great parables of JESUS CHRIST, the parable of the Good Samaritan. JESUS CHRIST declared this parable, when a lawyer tempted Him, asking who is my neighbor - since the lawyer knew, as commanded by the Word of GOD, he should love his neighbor as himself.

Luke 10: 30-37, "And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among thieves?

And he (the lawyer) said, He that showed mercy on him, Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise."

This is mercy. A spiritual meaning to the parable is also worthwhile to note. The Good Samaritan is JESUS CHRIST who poured oil, which represents the HOLY GHOST, and wine, which represents His Blood, on our wound. The man represents us. The wound our sin. The Good Samaritan then placed us on his beast, which is a picture of substitution, and payed our debt which JESUS CHRIST did on the cross to save His elect from their sin and the consequences of their sin, which is eternal damnation in hell.

Christianity is unique in its definition of love and mercy for it says to love your friends as well as your enemies and pray for those that despitefully use you.

No other religion, philosophy or political movement holds to this view. It is unique to Christianity.

The Nation of Islam and Black Power groups, for example, purpose to hate and fight against their perceived enemies. They set themselves up as nations within nations, so they can claim a soldiers' perogative of killing, stealing, and destroying the enemy, justly. War is proclaimed against those that are not Black. The laws of the land become in their eyes of none effect, for after all, it is war. The Ayrian Nation and White Power groups do the same against those that are non-White. Muslim nations do the same to any religious group, Jew or Christian, that is not Muslim. And on and on and on. There is total hate of your perceived enemy, blood-shed and death soon follow. This is not to say justified war by legally recognized sovereign nations in defense of invasion or some other act of war is not only allowed, Biblically but is our duty. However, even in those instances we are to pray for peace, victory and a quick end to the war with the least loss of life and limb by all. But to hate people, before, during and after war, is contrary to Christianity which teaches that all people are made in the image of GOD and because of this, have a dignity and value.

JESUS CHRIST declares, in Matthew 5: 46-48, "For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so?

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

The Holy Bible declares to hate evil but love all people by wanting the highest good for them. This highest good is that they might be saved from their sin and receive eternal salvation through JESUS CHRIST. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

Vengeance is the LORD's, HE will repay the evildoers.

For we are saved by grace, through faith, it is the gift of GOD so no one can be proud or boastful, or act superior or judgmental, only grateful. Christians should respond by praying that the same mercy that has been extended to them may bless the world.

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