God Is All Mercy and Love!

“There is a school of theology rising up in this day, which appears to me most eminently calculated to promote infidelity, to help the devil, and to ruin souls! It comes to us like Joab to Amasa – with the highest professions of love and liberality. (2 Samuel 20:9-10)

“‘God is all mercy and love!’ according to this theology. His holiness and justice are completely left out of sight! Hell is never spoken of in this theology – its talk is all of Heaven! Damnation is never mentioned – it is treated as an impossible thing. All men and women are to be saved!

“‘Everybody is right! Nobody is wrong! Nobody is to blame for any action he may commit! It is the result of his circumstances! He is not accountable for his views, any more than for the color of his skin! He must be what he is! God is so entirely a God of mercy and love – that He never does, and never will punish sin.’

“Of all this theology I warn men solemnly to beware. In spite of big swelling words about ‘liberality,’ and love,’ and ‘broad views,’ and ‘new light,’ and ‘freedom from bigotry,’ and so forth – I do believe it to be a theology that leads to Hell!

“Imagine a Heaven which would contain all mankind! Imagine a Heaven in which holy and unholy, pure and impure, good and evil – would be all gathered together in one confused mass!

“Surely the mind revolts from the idea of a Heaven in which there would be no distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between Pharaoh and Moses, between Abraham and the Sodomites, between Paul and Nero, between John and Judas Iscariot! Surely an eternity in such a miserably confused crowd, would be worse than annihilation itself! Surely, such a Heaven would be no better than Hell!”

~ J.C. Ryle, Heirs of God

HT Grace Gems

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16 thoughts on “God Is All Mercy and Love!”

  1. I.S.,
    Do you think that legalistic religion is to blame for creating a Rob Bell?
    That the “Bell”, swung to the other extreme?

    Also, do you believe that if we make Christ and Him crucified our central focus that we minimize opportunity for self righteous pride and extreme views that are not Biblical?

    1. To your first question… I’m not sure I know the answer, since I don’t know a whole lot about Bell himself; I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if such was the case.

      To your second question… a hearty yes and amen. :)

  2. Dear Ink Slinger,

    Thank you for posting a message that has almost disappeared in our man-centered society.

    “I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men SHOULD FEAR HIM.” Eccl. 3:14

    “THE CONCLUSION, when ALL has been heard is: FEAR GOD and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.” Eccl. 12:13-14

    Praise God that if we believe in His Son Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins and are clothed in Christ’s righteousness that we are spared from condemnation in the judgement to come.

  3. Reblogged this on Scripture Alone and commented:
    I believe that this article should challenge all of us who have been privileged by God and has been entrusted with the ministry of teaching His Word. What are teaching?

    Apostle Paul warns us in Galatians 1:8: “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.”

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