by Alecia B. Gardner
copyright 2012 Alecia B. Gardner
Notice: All things that I write are my opinions and/or interpretations. I value other people’s opinions and/or interpretations. My opinions and/or interpretations may change throughout time, or be changed by someone that is able to convince me. However, I do not approve of forced beliefs/religions. I do not believe in bullying or scaring someone into agreeing with a certain belief, religion, or opinion. If you wish to convince me to change my views, please do so in a civilized and courteous manner.
Do you notice the people that do unthinkable acts of cruelty or sin, to turn around and say that they have accepted Christ as their savior so all of their past is no more? Well, what about the people they caused harm to? Are they to explain to their victims that Jesus forgave them so it’s as though they never did wrong in the first place?
This is one of many twisted teachings, not taught by Jesus himself. Jesus did say you could turn your life around through him, but he didn’t say that you aren’t accountable for the harm you’ve caused others in your past. In fact, the Bible teaches that you should right what you’ve wronged and pay off your debts be it money or debts of kindness. You should own up to your own mistakes, not run from them or hide behind someone else hoping they will overshadow the evil you left in your past.
When you are cleansed of sin by the mercy of Jesus, it is meant that you do no further harm, your sin won‘t affect you because the demon that possessed you has been removed. You are pure from now and into the future, but your past is still there. Who you have harmed is still your responsibility.