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Religion and Theology
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669089 Doctrine The Way to Salvation Lent Genesis 9:8-17 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 God is loving and forgiving. He is also all-generous. In his generosity and unconditional giving and forgiving, He gives us Paradise to be with Him in perfect harmony. But we are unfaithful to Him despite this overflowing love.
In his disappointment, He sends the floods to destroy all His creations, save for the family of Noah, His chosen one, who lives up to His model behavior. Such a punishment God deeply regrets doing and thereupon enters into a covenant with Noah and all his descendants that never shall any such holocaust come upon His chosen people. As a reminder of that covenant, God sends forth the symbol of His reconciliation, the rainbow, which appears whenever clouds would form in the horizon. In addition, He gifts man with the power over all living things so that he may be able to live to the fullest according to his creative endowments and thus live in God’s continuing favor. But do we recognize God and the continuing favor He bestows upon us? Or instead of resting upon the credits of our inheritance from His outpouring of love, we choose to exhibit our forefathers’ disobedience and do as we please according to our desires and forget our covenant with Him? The first reading reminds us of this agreement that binds us all descendants of Noah. Let us remember God’s unconditional love and His ever-flowing mercy and forgiveness. At the same time, let us remind ourselves of the sign of God’s promise and the equivalent response befitting a beneficiary of God’s provisions. ...
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