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Is God's mercy the same as God's love?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:32 AM on Feb. 6, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • nope not at all. The Lord can Love us but not grant us mercy if He chose. When he grants us mercy he is granting us forgiveness in his love

    Answer by sati769leigh at 2:38 AM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • It's close . Mercy means he is also longsuffering, meaning he waits for us to decide to want his love again, he isn't turning from us, just he wants our whole hearts. We also must want to see our mistakes and make humility to God, as a father, a leader and forgiver. HE wants our whole selves to talk, pray, lean on him, be seeking his way, but knowing the whole time we aren't perfect and we are new each day through his love. And that is part of love. It's a big book, we don't make our minds think all in one day, we take time, and fall and get back up. He won't turn, when he loves, it's in his time and we really need to keep seeking him...

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 AM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • We get mercy and forgiveness because we are loved. They go hand in hand, but they aren't the same.

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 3:17 AM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • I believe God's mercy is an attribute of His love. It stems from His love. Because He loves us He is merciful.
    I believe love is the defining character of God, and that it is the foundation of all else that pertains to Him. In order to understand any part of God, I believe, we must understand love - and not the way we see it, but the way He sees it.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:00 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

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