Chattanooga Times Free Press
Bible: God is a God of great mercy
Q: We’re told to pray for our leaders, but is there hope that prayer can change such wicked hearts coming against fellow citizens? — W.A.
A: Of all the people in the Bible, Manasseh may have been the most wicked of all leaders. So God’s judgment fell: the Assyrians captured Jerusalem, and Manasseh was bound in chains and taken hundreds of miles away to Babylon.
In prison Manasseh had time to think, and he began to pray. In that dungeon this wicked man who only deserved Hell cried out to God for forgiveness, and God wonderfully answered.
The Bible teaches that God is a God of mercy. His mercy is so vast and beyond our comprehension that no matter what sin we have committed, if we truly repent, God will forgive.