I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I thank God that this promise is not dependent upon the findings of the “Court of Public Opinion.”
Neither is this promise:
Romans 8:1 There is therefore NOW NO CONDEMNATION to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
The only conditions are confession/repentance of sin and faith in Christ as the righteous Savior. It is then, a done deal.
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them SHALL have mercy.
Anyone condemning after God forgives and cleanses is contra to not only to the forgiven but to the Forgiver as well.
This is the description and M.O. of the accuser(Satan).
Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Those who practice judging those whom Christ has forgiven will be ashamed before God for their active condemnation of the forgiven and the Forgiver.
1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
Christ commanded that we love one another. Such love covers sin and gives opportunity for repentance and reconciliation.
1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
As of late, I have seen many “Christians” condemning the forgiven while excusing the blatant unrepentant sin of those who are popularly held above the “Court of Public Opinion” but stand guilty before God. Clearly, those “Christians” are not on the side of the Great Forgiver. This is not new. “Accuser” is one of Satan’s aliases as is “angel of light”.
Misery loves company. Satan is condemned. That is his motivation for condemning the Saints made Saints through repentance and forgiveness. What is your motivation? God knows.
Be very careful, when accusing that you don’t end up contra to the Great Forgiver on the side of the Accuser!
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
You are not the measure!