Thursday, June 16, 2022

 

The problem with believing that you will be forgiven for anything is that you think you can cross the line on everything, including the most heinous sins and be forgiven (and still get into heaven).


Through the years, some priests and preachers groomed the masses on this belief, if you only believe in Jesus Christ, the forgiveness of sins will be granted and salvation will be at hand.  


True, except for the fact that this belief is missing a few key concepts.


A slap across the face is not the same as abuse, rape or murder*. 


Jesus Christ telling the victim to forgive slights and not hold on to grudges is not the same as saying the sinner is absolved of the sin or saying anything to the sinner/perpetrator*.  


Jesus Christ did not say to the perpetrator that he or she will be forgiven for any of his or her sins by the Lord; only that the victim of slights should choose to forgive, implying that forgiveness is the prerogative of the victim, not the sinner*.  


Finally, when the unholy believers bragged about spreading the gospel and performing miracles while sinful and unholy, Jesus Christ told them to get away from him and that he did not know them**.  


This does not sound like forgiveness from the Lord for the unholy believers in any shape or form and is not forgiveness in any shape or form**.


Why? 


Because the process of healing and the journey of salvation is different for the innocent versus the guilty.  


The innocent did not do anything wrong; therefore, there is no need for confession and redemption of the soul; they are on the path of salvation.


However, the guilty did sin, do wrong and caused harm and their journey is one of damnation, unless redeemed.


You can believe what you like, but believing a lie or misinterpretation will not make it true or accurate.  




*Matthew 5:39

**Matthew 7:22-23


Why have standards fallen so low? Where is the sense of honor and duty? There is no win or salvation in the shame of dishonor and indecency....