This week the UK High Court ruled against the government. It was to say that the government cannot trigger “Brexit” without the consent of parliament. Now the government is appealing against the ruling to the Supreme Court for a final judgment.
Many countries use the services of a Supreme Court, and the idea links clearly to traditional Christianity in which God is portrayed often as the one who exercises the final judgment on humanity. For many this is cause for fear, especially because God is regarded as stern and unsmiling, more ready to condemn than to forgive.
Such an image of God’s Supreme Court goes against the biblical principle of grace. A beautiful passage in the book of Hebrews describes what happens at God’s throne: “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 NIVUK
Did you note the wording? There’s no mention of anger or condemnation.
God’s Supreme Court is about mercy and grace for us in our time of need.
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