May 19, 2017

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God alone will ultimately judge us with justice tempered by mercy, reader says

While most of us—including myself—have a tendency to judge others, we might reflect on one important distinction.

Regarding human value, we must believe that all persons are created in God’s image, are loved equally by God, and deserve equal respect as a person.

On the other hand, we should also recognize that all humans—believers and non-believers—are flawed, and not all human behavior is acceptable in God’s eyes.

For example, I do in fact believe that same-sex marriage is a violation of natural/divine law and in that sense, contrary to God’s larger plan.

However, I would temper that belief by stating unequivocally my equally strong belief that God’s love for those individuals in a same-sex marriage is no less than his love for me!

In short, a true belief in God simply cannot coexist with hatefulness toward, or lack of love for, any other human person regardless of a behavior that God alone will ultimately judge with justice tempered by mercy.

- David A. Nealy | Greenwood

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