Praise the Lord for another day from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same His Name is worthy to be praised. My beloved brethren rise up and give Him all the glory for we are still in the land of the living and not yet in judgement hall. God is continuing the work in you which He started some time ago. You fail and the penalties will follow.
Justice does demand punishment for transgressions. Even so, God’s mercy toward us is not the result of Jesus pleading with the Father to not smite us, but it is the result of the justice of God which acknowledges that Jesus was punished for our transgressions. Therefore, it would not be just for us to be punished too or it would mean that Jesus’ sacrifice was not enough. The cross is the ultimate place of justice, where God’s ultimate justice for transgression is revealed, and when we see it and the terrible consequences of sin and trust that the sacrifice of the Son was enough for our transgressions, it translates justice into mercy.
I want you to take your time and read this series of emails so you won’t miss the message and get the wrong impression of this writer. We do deserve the punishment for our transgressions, Yes, we are guilty because of this sinful nature, but Jesus took our punishment. This is why we stand, and will always stand, on His righteousness and the sacrifice that He made, and not our own. For all of eternity, we will honour Him as the Lamb that paid for our salvation. There could be no mercy without justice, but it would not be just for us to be punished for our transgressions when Jesus has already been punished for them.
Let us pray.
Dear God and Father of all mankind forgive us our foolish ways and clothe us in our rightful minds. Teach us your ways and help us to understand that outside the paling of Your Grace we are doomed to failure. We do not want to face your judgements so we plead for your mercy. AMEN
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
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