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To: D-fendr

True. A sin is a sin in God's eyes. To Him an adulterer is just as condemned to hell as a child molester.

We are not, however, speaking of the spiritual realm, we are speaking of earth. Sure, child molesters are redeemable in God's eyes, but that does not change the fact that they could walk among children daily. They have to deal with other humans who "don't get" that a soul can be changed.

It would not only be temptation they are dealing with, it would be changing an almost physical characteristic... Some molesters are like that. It would be best, no matter how clean & forgiven their hearts, for them to not be free to live outside prison walls.

There is redemption & then there is justice. Sometimes a wrongdoer must live with the justice even after being redeemed.


175 posted on 04/23/2005 9:11:13 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10
Sure, child molesters are redeemable in God's eyes,

When I say redeemed, I mean they have changed, repented, been transformed. Like you or I when we turn away from what previously tempted us.

it would be changing an almost physical characteristic... Some molesters are like that.

I think some adulterers are like that too. Some armed and violent robbers… some murderers. I'm not getting the specific distinction and category for "sex offenders".

Sometimes a wrongdoer must live with the justice even after being redeemed.

Most definitely we have to live with the consequences of our actions. What I am saying is that those consequences do not include being forever unredeemable, incapable of repentance, and obscured from the grace of God.

177 posted on 04/23/2005 9:24:32 PM PDT by D-fendr
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