The Lord’s Boundless Mercy

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Rev. Kit B. Billings
LaPorte New Church Swedenborgian
Psalm 145:8-9,14-18 | John 14:23; 15:14

It’s often said that God is Love—in fact, the Apostle John wrote those very words. He said, “God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” (1 John 4:16) All too often, however, this idea gets misunderstood.

Sometimes it’s taken to mean that God is nothing but an amorphous feeling. Other times people claim that God is Love, yet they also speak of Him as though He’s capable of turning away from His people or growing cold towards them. But Love does not do those things.

The Lord eternally and unyieldingly loves every single human being, from the moment of our conception all through our lives on Earth, and then on into eternity…regardless of whether we choose a heavenly or a hellish pathway. In fact, the Lord loves every one of us—even as He teaches us, very clearly, what we should and shouldn’t do. And yet, as simple as this idea is, it can be very hard to grasp.

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