The Word Among Us

June 2012 Issue

Conviction? Or Condemnation?

What’s so good about godly guilt?

Conviction? Or Condemnation?: What’s so good about godly guilt?

The prosecutor showed a number of pictures from the crime scene. The DNA samples matched the defendant’s profile. Two corroborating witnesses testified against the defendant. When the deliberations were completed, the judge asked the foreman of the jury: “Have you reached a verdict? “Yes we have, your honor,” the foreman replied. “We find the defendant guilty as charged.”

Haven’t you ever felt that way when you think about your past sins? It can be very easy to get weighed down with guilt over our failings....

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