Make a stab at redemption


IMG_9804One problem of “falling out” of the moral code of the church is that you feel you don’t belong to the cadre of brethren. Churches do great wrong in continually passing judgement on its fallen members because they get discouraged and think they can never return (2 Cor. 2:6-11). The devil plays in their minds: Once a failure, always a failure. The church should make the path back to salvation easy — as easy as the original path to salvation.

Without going into details, this is what Fanny did. She formalized her marriage yesterday. She had been a goody-goody as a student in our school and church. But when she left the safe harbor of the school and the church, she found the wide, wide world was full of temptations. Discouragement coupled with temptation can be overpowering.

IMG_9809She wasn’t attending church not because anyone kicked her out. It was the devil that was condemning her (Rom. 8:1). By showing her love, we shed light on the way back. Forgiveness is for sinners, not saints — and we are all sinners.

I’m so proud of her and happy for her. And you who read this, please say a pray for her.

If you have fallen out of the moral code of your church, make a stab at redemption. You might be surprised how easy it is to climb back into fellowship and blessing.

8 responses to “Make a stab at redemption

  1. the part about not passing judgement. Yeah. Great skill set.

  2. Love and forgiveness…essentials in the Christian faith. Thanks for sharing and reminding us.

  3. We just discussed this topic today in Sunday School. Very important issue. May we look for ways to share His love and forgiveness this week.

  4. Amen! Thank you! What a blessed story & what a blessing that story is. Will be praying for Fanny.

  5. Thank God for His spirit of redemption…vw

  6. May His name be praised for ever and ever. Henry

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