Monday, May 02, 2005
Here are some questions for all of you who want some brain work. Say I grew up in a "Christian" home. I had shown some fruits of being a Christian. Then in my late teens things started going downhill. I hung out with entirely the wrong crowd, and before I knew it, I was involved in some really bad things, including drugs and a lot of alcohol. I ended up killing two people, but I was not found out. It has been 5 years, and my life has lead me only further down in guilt and depression. I talk to a minister about it, at my wits end, wondering desperately what has happened to me. He explains the Gospel to me, I finally understand what the Gospel is, and I give my life to Christ. Now I am faced with a dilema. If I turn myself in for these two murders along with the rest of my crimes, I will undoubtably spend a lot of time in prison.
(1). Should I turn myself in?
(2). Would it be a sin to not tell anyone and just live the rest of my life a free woman, not facing any consequences for my sin?
(3). Do we face 'natural' consequences for our sin on earth, though we have been forgiven?