He has, already. It wasn’t easy, but he did. He has confessed and renounced all the shameful deeds in his past. Still, you won’t let it be.
Since you won’t allow it, because you still doubt, he has to, again and again. He shouldn’t, but your constant reminder is so disturbing he’s forced to, again.
He’s only asking you to let him grow! Even if the pace is slow, let him grow!! Church folk, please let him grow!!! He’s getting there, so let him flow.
You saw him drunk out of his mind, as far back as Arsenal last won the EPL. Years after, you still call him a drunk though he doesn’t drink again.
Let us know, you blessed excellent holy brothers and sisters. For how long are you going to vilify him? Will you ever allow this to be a thing of the past?
True he was a gang leader, a thief, an addict, and a womanizer back in the day. But by God’s grace and the cleansing power of the blood, he is a new being now.
One more time, he prays, that you remove that old tag, that you stop reminding him of his past. He prays that you call him by who he is now, and not who he was then.
The old life died with Christ on the cross, his sinful self has no power over him. He’s not a slave to sin; for anyone who has died is made free from sin’s control.
The Testament says, “In Him I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace,” not according to your pity!
Let’s pretend because you serve in church. Your name is a household name at church, and the pastor knows your middle name. You’re the standard.
But does it mean anything to you at all that if he confesses his sins, God is faithful and righteous to forgive him and to cleanse him from all unrighteousness?
Do you even care that there is therefore no condemnation against him now that he is in Christ Jesus, that God loves him as much as He loves you?
Please drop that tag. He is not a drunk, not a thief, not a flirt, not a smoker or a gang leader. He is a child of God redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus.
When you sing that refrain, “rescue the perishing, care for the dying; Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save,” what and whom do you think of?