1 Stars Out Of 5
The Victim Becomes The Perpetrator
July 7, 2016
This is a warning to anybody who is about to read Charles Stanley's little book, The Gift of Forgiveness. Mr. Stanley ignores Jesus' teachings on forgiveness and substitutes his own teachings. On page 168 is this guidance: "When we fully comprehend God's forgiveness toward us, we simply cannot justify our holding anyone else accountable." Hogwash! Every person who sins is held accountable by God, and the penalty for sin is death. But the Gospel of Grace tells us that Jesus took our sin away when He died and was resurrected. On page 169 is this guidance regarding the false sin of bitterness: "If you feel it is appropriate, and will not cause more problems than it solves, go to that person (who sinned against you), confess your bitterness, and ask for forgiveness." So...the victim of a sin becomes the sinner and should go to the perpetrator and confess his sin of holding bitterness for being sinned against. Incredible! This is nothing but psychobabble!