Abuser Accepts Christ!

A few days before Christmas we learned that my “Uncle Max” who molested me, had accepted Christ as his savior.

We knew he’d been seeking for a while but was struggling with who Jesus truly was and what that meant for him. Christ opened his heart and awakened him.

So, my question for you today is: How would you feel about this?


PS – If you’ve followed me for long, you know I have forgiven my molester. So I am not looking for how I should feel but just asking a general question.

“that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 NIV

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  1. Forgiveness is for our healing, letting our abusers and hurters go so that God can work on their hearts. As a Christian we should rejoice at another soul being reconciled to God and being saved from hell. This is a hard place to be sometimes because the all too human part of us fights against this sort of reconciliation. We have a legal system that does not embrace justice, and we have an image of justice that does not ache for reconciliation. We do not have God’s ability to see ourselves, and others, washed clean of all sin and be spotless before Him. We don’t need to, all we have to do is have faith that it is so for us and so it is so for others. That is the great miracle of redemption.
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  2. I couldn’t begin to know what this type of forgiveness would feel like. For me, all I know is forgiveness is a continual choice, an action more than an emotion. Praise God that his forgiveness transcends our understanding!

  3. It’s hard to fathom the grace, mercy and forgiveness of God. Paul considerd himself the chiefest of sinners, and yet embraced Christ’s forgiveness. None of us deserve it, but praise God forgiveness is available to all who “call upon the name of the Lord.”
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  4. I have had to do this. It is very freeing, not to have to bare the weight of getting justice for myself and judging my tormentors. God had to personally take me through the forgiving process and show me how to do it. He showed me that He forgave them, and me. We are forgiven. I can let it go.

    • Yes and I think for me, even more freedom came hearing this news of his salvation!

      • I fully believe that every single thing that touches our lives is a perfect design by the Creator to draw us to Himself, so that we might have life, real life in His kingdom.

  5. tara@pohlkottepress

    so happy that you have been able to forgive. I know that this act takes continuing thoughtfulness, and grace. It could very well be that he has/will have to work on forgiveness of his own…that’s the beautiful thing about grace, it allows for this. Thinking of you all through this journey!
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    • Totally agree Tara! And that has been what has held him back and I’m sure, dark days will come but I pray he is in touch with the right kind of believers to keep him on track and help him move forward.

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