Today, topics shared include the makeup of divinity, mercy, proportion, and divine justice. Mercy appears during judgment as grace, divine prerogative, and sovereign will, and should never be confused with human strivings that often are arbitrary, biased, fickle, and subjective. In the same way sin may not be completely and correctly described using measurable dimensions such as height, length, size, and weight, the full substance of divine justice can not be properly recognized and responded to while concentrating only on such carnal, material, and social constructs as dualism, either/or, equality, fairness, “pay-back”, and revenge. A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Axel” (Level 1 with 185 points, a member since May 08, 2017) posted the following:
Spiritual people where does Forgiveness stand with Justice?
I believe Justice is the most important moral value in creation. No wonder it's symbolized by the scales. Tipped scales are horrible everyone agrees. The balance exists even in atoms neutrons and protons are in equal numbers and when they aren't the material starts disintegrating. Birds have two balanced wings. Humans walk on two feet, if one foot is sightly shorter you get a visible limp. So balance is everything. If you want your country to prosper make sure to balance everything. But then people come and preach about forgiveness. Now forgiveness means sometimes we turn our backs to Justice. I honestly can't bring myself to accept that. Justice is above all. So what's your opinion?
THE GOLDEN ARROW: For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. (James 2: 13, King James Version, KJV)
THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Law and Judgment Revealed (08/06/2017); Transformation Not Obedience Alone (07/02/2017); Salvation Goes Beyond Forgiveness (06/30/2017); Forgiveness, Grace and Merit (06/22/2017); Determining What Is Sin (06/15/2017); Making and Keeping Justice? (05/25/2017); Temporal and Eternal Judgment (02/15/2017); Law, Vengeance, and Punishment? (09/30/2016)
“Axel”, here are some points I can share that I trust are in line with Christian belief:
1. Forgiveness may be understood as a divine operation to maintain and repair intimate and personal relationships with divinity. Forgiveness may also be discerned as a peculiar expression of mercy.
2. Balance is not always a condition described by a mathematical split of fifty-fifty It is no less balance when we see 60-40, 70-30, and 98-02%. Consider again, when making a cake that is supposed to keep its form and shape to be eaten, it can not be all flour (too bitter), all sugar (too sweet), all milk (too liquid). Diverse elements are joined in varying measures, butter, vanilla extract—even a “dash” of poison is included (sodium chloride, table salt)—and the cake is forced through the fire to take on its final, permanent form.
3. Of the 3 aspects for prophecy as a sacred process (i.e., comfort, edification, exhortation) forgiveness aligns most with exhortation (i.e., encouraging a person to change and to take action) such as rebirth, reconciliation, regeneration, renewal, and repentance.
4. The full revelation whereby divinity is made knowable, known, and “visible” uses divine law (called the “express will of God”), multiple sanctions within the law that describe its benefits from obedience and penalties for disobedience as well as final judgment wherein the impartiality, righteousness, and thoroughness of GOD are displayed.
There is far more to be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (5.) That GOD is a “god of judgment” should not be regarded in human terms focused only on “fairness”, for GOD is a totality of spirit who appears using oneness without sameness (the three persons, Father, Son, Holy Spirit). The inseparable aspects of spirit include faith, forbearance, holiness, hope, joy, longsuffering, lovingkindness, person, wisdom, and wrath against sin. Deity appears as an active presence on the basis of exchange, interaction and continual configuration and reconfigurations of divine substance.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
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