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John is a "Tentmaking Evangelist" (Architect). Licensed and set aside for ministry by the Anchor Bay Evangelistic Association (non-denominational). Co-Founder of Kingdom Gospel Ministries, a ministry now in its 36th year with a mission to reconcile people of different racial, ethnic, educational, and economic situations, and the producer of three weekly radio programs - a Sunday morning verse-by-verse Bible Study on Radio Delaware Valley, a weekly message from current events in California, and a weekly radio drama on the Wilkins Radio network. He also has archived many, many radio programs and written articles on the Internet. John is a PA/NJ Architect with his own practice in its 43rd year working on a wide variety of projects including churches, convenience stores, residences, and academies as well as industrial enterprises. He has helped in numerous property acquisitions and worked with real estate investors. Acutely interested in politics since a teenager with many articles published over the last 55 years, he served as a guest on a Talk Radio show discussing race relations and on "It's Your Call" TV show with Lynn Doyle dealing with the subject of interethnic marriage.

Friday, September 12, 2014

BEING SORRY IS NOT ENOUGH

Lots of preachers and politicians get caught in moral failings.  After being caught, they say they are sorry and it is expected that their spouse will stand beside them and let the most egregious sins be forgiven.  Forgiveness is in the heart of God, and we are mandated to forgive, but is being sorry enough?

I read in Matthew 27 this morning that Judas Iscariot was sorry he betrayed Jesus.  When he saw Jesus condemned as a result of his treachery, he was FILLED with remorse. Not simply remorse that he was caught, as I believe is the real deal behind the seemingly endless moral failing charades, but remorse because he KNEW he was wrong and regretted it.  Yet, Judas was NOT restored to Christ and committed suicide.

GODLY sorrow leads to repentance.  Part of repentance is also being WILLING to be forgiven, and to ACCEPT the forgiveness of Christ.  Many are sorry, but they still go to hell because even though they are SORRY, they do not follow through with the full restoration that Christ wants to bring to them.  Being sorry is a good start, but it is not enough.

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