Wow!! This really got me choked up!
This really is true Christianity in action!
This is God’s love shining through these true born again believers.
This is the love and forgiveness that God has shown to us through His son Jesus Christ.
We have all broken God’s laws and every one of us is guilty.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23)
The sentence is death, not the kind of death we see here on earth but eternal death, being in torment and separated from God for ever.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 6:23)
The only person who was totally sin free and able to be punished instead of us was God Himself. So God became man in the form of Jesus Christ , He is fully God and fully man, Jesus is our substitute. God the Father gave His only Son, Jesus, to die instead of us, and even while He was hanging on the cross, Jesus said to His Father “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34)
The whole of the Christian gospel message is based on God’s love, grace and forgiveness. No matter how bad you think you have been, you haven’t been bad enough that God won’t forgive you. And no matter how good you think you’ve been, you haven’t been good enough to earn God’s forgiveness and entry into heaven. His forgiveness comes through believing in Jesus Christ and Him alone. There is no other way to be forgiven for your sins.
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12)
Trust in Him today and experience the real love and forgiveness these family members of the victims of the Charleston shooter have experienced.
If you are already a Christian and you are unforgiving of someone who has wronged you, then I hope you will consider forgiving them now. After all, look at how much God has forgiven you!