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How do God’s mercy and justice work together in salvation?

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God does, and will, judge sin. He also graciously, patiently, and compassionately extends mercy. Neither His justice or mercy is given at the expense of the other. This is because of the reality of Jesus. read more

God’s justice and mercy are seemingly incompatible. After all, justice involves the dispensing of deserved punishment for wrongdoing, and mercy is all about pardon and compassion for an offender. read more

That means good deeds will not earn God's mercy or favor. Jesus said “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:28-29) Justice and mercy come together perfectly in Jesus. read more

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Psalm 85:10

Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Micah 6:8

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Ephesians 2:4

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

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