Very likely, few of us have escaped the shroud of “Guilt” pulled over us all by organized religion. I have defined the “essence” of our Supreme being as “A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING”. With that understanding, it is impossible for our SB to be “merciful”. A “Perfect Rational Being is “Perfect Love” which means acceptance without conditions. Perfect Love has no quarter with mercy. Perfect Love implies no guilt; mercy always implies guilt. So Love and mercy are conflicting ideas. With Its Perfect Intellect, our SB envisioned every tiniest quantum of energy which makes up everything on our universe. With Its Perfect Will (Holy Spirit), It obtained and maintains each perfectly. Each is and has always performed perfectly. In doing so, they have generated an entire universe which is absolutely perfect in form and function, while simultaneously being % 100 evil by virtue of its universal selfishness. There is absolutely nothing in material existence that doesn’t have “needs”. Needs, of course, demand “self attention” with resultant change. Now since Time is a measure of Change, the universe, in its entirety, exists in a constant state of selfishness (change). Our SB made the universe(s) to be that way (selfishness=evil) so that It may be “Perfect Love”. How is that, you say? Jesus, likely the most brilliant and humble human to ever exist, recognized that need. He also recognized that his Spirit, Soul, Existence Giver, mirrored the Spirit (Will) of Its generator (The Holy Spirit-Will of God). He also understood the universality of selfishness and with that understanding, He could see clearly that no one is truly responsible for being the “person they are”. He understood the trillions of different life’s experiences each of us have that shape our attitudes and understandings. Therefore, nowhere in the Bible does Jesus condemn anyone for anything. He was “All Love” (acceptance). In fact He gave us two only commands by which to live’ love your God with your all and love (accept) your neighbor as your equal. He understood that, since He was the only human to ever recognize those principles, He had to be the Messiah. He (the mirror image of Its generator, which we call God) had to die in order to “pay the price” of perfect love. By accepting that role, He was aware that He was accepting all the iniquity ever to exist. Thereby, the SB became Perfect Love. There is absolutely no room for the concept of “mercy” in this equation.
Afterthought: consider this; if the universe were not selfish (evil), there would be no “need”; with no need, there would be no “change”; with no change, there would be no “time”; of course, with no time, there would be only Eternity ; all existences would be frozen in time (eternity). So the next time you hear about God’s mercy, relax and say to yourself “no, no, only God’s Perfect Love”.
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