The fundamental character of God in the Bible is mercy. Only a God who stands above and not under the demands of pure justice can forgive and pardon. In his mercy, God holds back his justified wrath. God delays divine judgement. He does this in order to provide people the opportunity for conversion.
The incarnation, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the supreme expression of God's mercy. In pouring out his life for us completely, even unto death, God gives to the world the fullest expression of merciful love. When we look to the cross, we can see love to the full, compassion in its most tangible form, and divine mercy to the upmost.
Binz through this book invites, encourages and obliges us to become witnesses of mercy ourselves. If God treats us mercifully and forgives us, then we too must forgive and demonstrate works of mercy to one another.
This book is meant for all those who long for Divine mercy and stand in need of grace, and desire conversion. Mercy is ultimately grace for conversion.
Stephen J Binz
is a biblical scholar, psychotherapist, popular speaker, and award-winning author. He has developed dozens of books and programmes in biblical theology and spirituality in the church over two decades, and offers keynotes and workshops at church conferences worldwide and leads pilgrimages to Holy Land.