Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Doctrine of mercy. Part 5.

Friday, May 15, 2009

ROM 9:18 So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.

The Doctrine of Mercy.
Point 1. Definition.
Mercy is related to our sins and failures, whereas grace is related to the provisions of God.

Believers who truly come to understand God’s grace and mercy love you more and need you less.

Point 2. Man Can Now Approach God on the Basis of God’s Mercy for Man.

If we were left in our sins there would be no way that we could approach God’s integrity, but because of the blood of Christ, we not only can approach, but can do so with confidence.

Point 3. The Parable of Mercy is Found in LUK 18:9-14.

Point 4. As Members of the Royal Family of God, We are Described as "Vessels of Mercy,", which means we have received mercy, Rom 9.

When we believed in Jesus Christ, we received forty things from God.

After that, we receive logistical grace support and blessing.

Point 5. The Chief Example of Mercy is the Apostle Paul.

If God would give mercy to the chief and greatest sinner of all, it follows a fortiori that He will give mercy to all.

Point 6. The Responsibility That We All Have to Be Merciful Toward Each Other, Mat 18.

Peter was actually quoting a principle of doctrine found in Amos 1:3,6,9,11, which says that the Lord would forgive Gentile nations up till seven times.

The purpose of this parable is to make clear that when God calls on a member of His kingdom to forgive and act merciful toward others He is not calling on him to renounce or give up a right, but in reality that he has no right in the matter at all.

It was customary in the ancient world that if someone could not pay what they owed you, that you could not only take all of their property and attach it, but you could even take them and their family and sell them and their family as slaves.
This was in accordance with ancient customs as in 2KI 4:1, NEH 5:8.

PSA 130:3-4, If Thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee, That Thou mayest be feared.

MAT 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."
LUK 6:36 "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

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