Neither Mistake nor Penalty

Everyone wants the harmony, happiness, and success that result from wise decisions and right actions. Everyone welcomes freedom from mistakes. But what if one feels that a mistake has been made and a penalty must he endured? Sometimes one may spend many weary years in deep regret, feeling that an unwise step has gone too far for correction. Is there no way out of such a plight? Indeed there is!

Christ Jesus taught that God is Love and said (John 3:17), "God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

From a human standpoint, the Apostle Paul could certainly have accepted condemnation for himself because as Saul of Tarsus he had mercilessly persecuted the early Christians. But his conversion to Christianity was so complete that he could no longer suffer from the false, misguided sense he had forsaken.

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Moment-by-Moment Decisions
May 22, 1965

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