God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.— John Calvin
Genuine Mercy Of God quotations
A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy, no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness, and no wrath is an idol.
May a merciful God preserve me from a Christian Church in which everyone is a saint! I want to be and remain in the church and little flock of the fainthearted, the feeble and the ailing, who feel and recognize the wretchedness of their sins, who sigh and cry to God incessantly for comfort and help, who believe in the forgiveness of sins.
Here in Manto's own words that he wanted to mark his grave with: "In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful Here lies Saadat Hasan Manto and with him lie buried all the secrets and mysteries of the art of short-story writing.... Under tons of earth he lies, still wondering who among the two is greater short-story writer: God or He.
Attack anything that makes you feel unworthy, inadequate, hopeless, powerless and useless. That is the evidence of the enemy. All those things need to be attacked with joy, with peace, with love and grace, with mercy, with kindness and the goodness of God.
Theres a wideness in Gods mercy I cannot find in my own And He keeps His fire burning To melt this heart of stone Keeps me aching with a yearning Keeps me glad to have been caught In the reckless raging fury That they call the love of God
Growing in grace is a deepening realization of our nothingness;
it is a heartfelt recognition that we are not worthy of the least of God's mercies.
There is a difference between grace and mercy.
Mercy is the decision of God not to punish us. But grace is the decision of God to save and bless us.
Even if we have thousands of acts of great virtue to our credit, our confidence in being heard must be based on God's mercy and His love for men. Even if we stand at the very summit of virtue, it is by mercy that we shall be saved.
I pray that you all put your shoes way under the bed at night so that you gotta get on your knees in the morning to find them. And while you're down there thank God for grace and mercy and understanding. We all fall short of the glory, we all got plenty.
The tender Mercy of God has given us one another.
Two things in life are infinite; the stupidity of man and the mercy of God.
Your accumulated offences do not surpass the multitude of God's mercies: your wounds do not surpass the great Physician's skill.
Father of mercy and God of all consolation, graciously look upon me and impart to me the blessing which flows from this holy Sacrament. Overshadow me with Your loving kindness, and let this divine Mystery bear fruit in me.
If I saw the gates of hell open and I stood on the brink of the abyss, I would not despair; I would not lose hope of mercy, because I would trust in you, my God.
Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.
My god how gentle you are with me in spite of my great ignorance and how merciful You are with me in spite of my ugly deeds
There is no such thing as a great man of God, only weak, pitiful, faithless men of a great and merciful God.
Our wickedness shall not overpower the unspeakable goodness and mercy of God;
our dullness shall not overpower God's wisdom, nor our infirmity God's omnipotence.
O child of God, be more careful to keep the way of the Lord, more concentrated in heart in seeking His glory, and you will see the loving-kindness and the tender mercy of the Lord in your life.
They call me deranged. The hope is that they are right! It is of no greater or lesser import for yet another fool to wander this Earth. But if I am right and science is wrong, then may the Lord God have mercy on mankind!
At the cross in holy love God through Christ paid the full penalty of our disobedience himself. He bore the judgment we deserve in order to bring us the forgiveness we do not deserve. On the cross divine mercy and justice were equally expressed and eternally reconciled. God's holy love was 'satisfied.'
Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just.
Such a God is an idol of your own.
Those who have truly decided to serve the Lord God should practice the remembrance of God and uninterrupted prayer to Jesus Christ, mentally saying: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
The door of God’s mercy is thrown wide open, and Christ stands in the door and says to sinners ‘Come.’
That your enemies have been created is God's doing;
that they hate you and wish to ruin you is their own doing. What should you say about them in your mind? "Lord be merciful to them, forgive them their sins, put the fear of God in them, change them!" You are loving in them not what they are, but what you would have them to become.
Love alone allows man to forget himself.
.. it alone can still redeem even the darkest hours of the past since it alone finds the courage to believe in the mercy of the holy God.
In the Mass and in Eucharistic Adoration we meet the merciful love of God that passes through the Heart of Jesus Christ.
May God have mercy on my soul for the deaths on my name and for the treachery I committed. Betrayal of God and country, what a sad and horrible thing it is.
The idea that the Christian god is just, is directly contradicted by the idea that the Christian god is merciful. Perfect justice and any mercy are necessarily directly in contradiction, because mercy is a suspension of justice.
Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love, and the future to His providence.
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
We desperately need to understand something of the magnitude of sin, of evil, and of gross wickedness in this world if we are to appreciate our redemption. God's love, grace, and mercy shine all the brighter against the awful reality of evil. Indeed, the very existence of evil is a powerful proof of God's existence and holiness.
Tolerance, a term which we sometimes use in place of the words respect, mercy, generosity, or forbearance, is the most essential element of moral systems; it is a very important source of spiritual discipline and a celestial virtue of perfected people.
Every single human being is created in the image of God;
created for dignity, created for the Father's love, created for kindness, created for mercy.