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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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To: D-fendr
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".

Agreed. Some cannot be transformed.

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.

Agreed.

What I am saying is that if they were redeemed & could walk right out into the pastures of Heaven then fine, let them walk out the prison door into God's Kingdom. They don't walk into that pasture. They must walk the earth with humans, temptations & a sin-warped brain that, although, cleansed by the Grace of God, still has the drive to do evil.

Then again, that goes for ALL of us. Sometimes the prison has walls, sometimes it doesn't.

178 posted on 04/23/2005 9:36:41 PM PDT by madison10
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