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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Theology of Mercy, An Evangelical Nails It

Philip Ryken, Bible teacher and blogger for Reformation 21 Online Magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals gives a theological perspective to God's message of mercy. Although a self-professed mercy cheerleader (not in the trenches) he places God's message of showing mercy to others up there with the great doctrines of the Christian faith. He states, "One of the best ways to test our grasp of God’s mercy is to see how we treat other sinners. How do I respond when I encounter a homeless person, or a transvestite, or a drug addict, or whatever person at work or at home or in the church is the most difficult in my life? Often it is tempting to get angry and to wonder why they can’t get their act together. But that is hardly the response of someone who knows that the bondage of sin can only be broken through the mercy of the cross." Did we for a moment think that God's message of mercy was only meant for Mother Teresa to deliver? Now if we can only move the message a few inches south from the head to the heart - from theology to soul. See A Theology of Mercy Ministry, http://www.reformation21.org/

1 comment:

LS said...

Thanks for sharing your comments. I like your comment abou moving from the head to the heart.