I was singing the traditional “Our Father” and by the Spirit of the LORD, I hesitated when I reached “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”
Yes, I mean to forgive everyone with whom I personally come into contact, but have we Christians, myself included, forgiven GROUPS of peoples?
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34
Jesus Christ forgave those who crucified Him! I’ll repeat that: Jesus, when he hung on that awful loathsome cross, implored the Father to forgive those that hung Him there!
So likewise, we should forgive the politicians, the communists, the socialists, the lawyers, the radical Islamists, the ecumenists pushing for a one-world religion, the homosexuals and the “L” list who don’t realize their true identity, the criminals, the illegal aliens, the atheists, the abortionists and a whole slew of people who don’t know what they are doing!
“THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING”
Jesus spoke that “they don’t know what they are doing”. They really don’t know! Some people think they are doing us a favor with their “liberal causes.” They think they know it all. Once I was young and stupid. I was in a “Buddhist” cult because I wanted to work for “world peace.” I thought I was doing the world a favor! (See My Testimony)
But God’s ways are best! It wasn’t until I followed the Scriptures and became born- again “in Christ” that the LORD changed me … and is changing me… by His grace!
But we, Christians, also NEED to STAND FIRM against the enemy of our souls, the stealer of our liberties! Remember, unbelievers have the same enemy! That’s why they are so confused! God’s ways are best!
Part 2 to come!