Suppose Queen Victoria did not like any man to be deprived of his liberty, and threw all her prisons open, and was so merciful that she could not bear any one to suffer for guilt, how long would she hold the sceptre?
How long would she rule?
Not twenty-four hours.
Those very men who cry out about God being merciful would say, "We don't want such a queen."
Well, God is merciful, but He is not going to take an unpardoned sinner into heaven.
D. L. Moody