Grace In the Darkness

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  • Andrew Carmichael

    My initial reaction is “No way.” Not given the crimes he was found guilty of. But the scandal of grace is that it extends to everyone, without regard to what they have done. However, I don’t think that receiving grace requires that one not face consequences for one’s actions, at least in this world. Grace might say that Sandusky or anyone else can stand faultless before the throne of God, but it doesn’t say that he shouldn’t spend the rest of his earthly days in prison as a consequence for his actions. 

    • http://www.carisadel.com/ Caris Adel

      Oh I agree. Jailtime forever….and thankfully we don’t live out of our first responses!!!

  • http://www.magicbear.blogspot.com/ Robert

    I agree with you Caris in that grace and justice should be a both/and not an either/or. I have a friend who insists that nowhere in the Bible does it show God giving grace and forgiveness to anyone unless they repent first. I responded  with Jesus telling Peter to forgive his brother endlessly anytime he sins against him, but he  said repentance was implied.  Don’r we all  commit  certain sins  over and over, so that does mean repentance is  ongoing?? Are there times we  sin either overtly or covertly and don;t repent??   I think  your pointing out boundaries is so true as well  Caris.

    • http://www.carisadel.com/ Caris Adel

       augh, if I never hear the word Repent again, it will be too soon……except that it is needed every once in awhile, LOL.  But I grew up with that mentality too….my mom just hammered that in.  They haven’t repented, so I don’t have to do anything.  Ugh.  Looking back, that’s such an odd belief to have.  :/