Chattanooga Times Free Press

Bi­ble: God is a God of great mercy

- From the writ­ings of the Rev. Billy Gra­ham

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.

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Billy Gra­ham

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