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Offline tweety234

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when it comes to God why is mercy and justice different?
« on: January 05, 2013, 02:46:05 PM »
isn't mercy an expression of justice? and isn't justice an expression of love?
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Re: when it comes to God why is mercy and justice different?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 04:23:15 PM »
Seems like they're all interconnected, yes.
"as [you've] informed us that respect chills love, it is natural to conclude that all your pretty flights arise from your pampered sensibility; and that, vain of this fancied preeminence of organs, you foster every emotion till the fumes, mounting to your brain, dispel the sober suggestions of reason. It is not in this view surprising that when you should argue you become impassioned, and that reflection inflames your imagination instead of enlightening your understanding." - Mary Wollstonecraft

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Re: when it comes to God why is mercy and justice different?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 05:23:39 PM »
God's characters are interconnected and do not contradict with each other, just like 9 fruits (Characters) of Holy Spirit.

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Re: when it comes to God why is mercy and justice different?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 09:18:14 PM »
Seems like they're all interconnected, yes.

then why when i say this to people. They keep asking "why does justice and mercy have to be causally linked?" as if I was saying something irrational?

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Re: when it comes to God why is mercy and justice different?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 09:39:15 PM »
I'm not sure. I also agree with what walter said.
"as [you've] informed us that respect chills love, it is natural to conclude that all your pretty flights arise from your pampered sensibility; and that, vain of this fancied preeminence of organs, you foster every emotion till the fumes, mounting to your brain, dispel the sober suggestions of reason. It is not in this view surprising that when you should argue you become impassioned, and that reflection inflames your imagination instead of enlightening your understanding." - Mary Wollstonecraft

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Re: when it comes to God why is mercy and justice different?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 10:58:18 PM »
I'm not sure. I also agree with what walter said.

I thought both of you were saying the same think???
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Re: when it comes to God why is mercy and justice different?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 10:59:14 PM »
God's characters are interconnected and do not contradict with each other, just like 9 fruits (Characters) of Holy Spirit.

are you saying something different than what I am saying?
“God has no religion.”
― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi