Jesus Forgives, The Law Doesn’t (Sincerely Yours)
The benefit of finding God at an early age is underrated. Those who do, often do not know what they dodged.
If you hear the testimony of those who “enjoyed life” before turning to Christ, you might likely get jealous.
Hearing the testimony of those who found Christ at their deathbed or behind prison bars, maybe after a life or death sentence, you can’t help but pity them.
Both cases are extremes. But the range between both extremes is so wide and volatile that one misstep, one getting caught up with the wrong crowd, one slip up, and life is never the same.
The truth is the price that Jesus paid covers all sins. After death, you will be free from judgment. But what happens to everything you’ve done wrong before then?
How do you convince a judge that the price Jesus paid covers whatever sentence you should have received?
Do you tell the judge that judge not so that you would not be judged? Or do you tell the victims and survivors to forgive because Jesus said we should forgive?
The wages of sin is death, but Jesus paid for that. Then who bears the punishment for crimes committed?
Jesus will forgive you for fornication or adultery, but if you got an STD while at it, you’ll have to bear the pain and treat it. He would forgive you for stealing, but you will spend a couple of years in jail if caught.
Grace does not exist in the lawbook, and even if your victim forgives you, the state might not.
Someone said it is better we find God before He comes to find us. Someone else said knowing God early in life will save us from hurts and prevent us from getting bruises we would carry with pride or shame for the rest of our lives.
For me, the most important thing is finding God and enjoying the salvation he already paid for.