No One is Beyond the Reach of Gods Mercy!
Here is a question that from a purely logical approach would be a difficult question to answer. By “purely logical” I mean something that can be proven by cold hard tangible reproducible eyewitness facts that have no element of faith in them… What makes our God different from all others that are called gods and why worship Him?
Every religion has its own story of how the earth came into being, as ours does. So we could set our God apart from other gods as the God of creation, but so can others. Every religion has its own version of the words of their gods… The book of Mormon,… Phillips translation,… the Koran,… The Satanic Bible,… as ours does. So we could set our God apart from other gods as the God of the Bible, but they have their “Bibles” which they believe vehemently by faith.
When speaking of eating things offered to idols in I Corinthians 8, Paul says that there are lords many and gods many. He says there in verse 6 “But to us there is but one God,” and he uses creation as a reason. I’m not saying creation doesn’t set God apart from all others IF YOU BELIEVE IT. It has to be accepted by faith.
Let me ask a question to answer the question. Most religions offer sacrifices to their gods to appease their wrath. If the volcano erupts they say, “the gods are angry!” and they throw a sacrifice into the volcano. If it continues to erupt they throw a greater sacrifice to it, like a human sacrifice. If the sea roars they sacrifice to it. If the beast attacks they leave a sacrifice out for it. If the weather rages they burn a sacrifice to the sky. Their religions are all about judgment and wrath and anger and fear.
We can put all kinds of titles and names upon the great I AM, but there is one way that our God sets Himself apart from all others that are called gods. When God showed Himself to Moses on Mont Sinai He announced His appearance in Exodus 34: 6 and 7 “And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
The way our God sets Himself apart from all others that are called gods is that He calls Himself the God of Mercy! Have you accepted His mercy or will you stubbornly refuse to admit you are a sinner and leave God no recourse but to then send you His wrath?