Do You think God is just and/or merciful? I think God is neither, and here’s why. In my book, Wilderness Cry, I define the essence of God as ‘A perfect Rational Being’. That Prefect Rationality demands Perfect Love. Perfect Love means ‘acceptance without conditions’.
Consider this—if God were truly Just, not a single person who ever lived could possibly attain heaven. Every last one of us would be condemned to hell, no matter how ‘holy’ we pretend to be. If God were truly ‘merciful’, he would be playing tricks on us—he created each of us with a selfish nature, so if he is the culprit, how can he blame us—he made us that way.
God is neither ‘just’ nor ‘merciful’—God is Perfect Love. And that means very simply that God accepts us exactly the way we are, no matter how evil we may seem to each other. That ‘acceptance’ became visible through the death of Jesus, a mirror image of both God and us.
God made his universe to be %100 evil (selfish) for a very specific reason—so he could die in atonement and become ‘Perfect Love’. God actually ‘needed’ a love object equal to the ‘love task’—what better love object than an entire universe/s of evil (selfishness) which he, himself created.
Consider this; selfishness demands ‘satisfaction’ of needs—that satisfaction demands ‘change’—‘time’ is a measure of change. If there were no change, there would be no time—the universe would be ‘frozen in eternity’ which, by definition, is a state of being without change. God would have no ‘vehicle’ for showing ‘perfect love’. With his ‘super-genius’ mind, Jesus saw through that principle, and since he was the only one to recognize it, he knew that he was the messiah—he had to die to ‘pay the price’ of perfect love.
In its truest sense, we and every tree leaf, star, grain of sand, and every other entity in this universe are merely puppets on God’s giant stage. Because we are ‘players’ in his game, we are loved and accepted without consideration.
So what conclusions can be drawn? Many, many, but the most important are these—hell is an impossibility; everyone is destined for eternal bliss; physical miracles, as such, are an impossibility (any miracle would demand God change his nature and since that is imposable, so are miracles).
Considering all of the above leaves one simple conclusion—our only ‘justifiable’ prayer is simply “thank you Lord God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit (Will Of God). Amen.”
In my two books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality, These concepts are developed to the fullest. In their reading, you will see clearly how ‘religion’ is the antithesis of this philosophy. Religions of all types are generally ‘begging and pleading’ God for something he has already done—lovingly given us eternal bliss, not through ‘justice and mercy’, but rather through his ‘Prefect Love’.