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Friday, May 6, 2011

Guilt


         A few years ago*, Peiter Vanvliet repeatedly called 911 from a Plant City, Florida phone booth. His message was law enforcement officials had a warrant out for his arrest. He stood ready to turn himself in and would wait by the phone booth, until the police were able to pick him up for arrest.
         The operator dutifully reported this information and law enforcement authorities prepared to make the arrest. They uncovered a complicating factor—there was no warrant for Vanvliet’s arrest.   
         At last, a sheriff’s deputy arrived at the pay phone to arrest Vanvliet. The reason? Vanvliet had made so many calls, he was arrested for abusing the 911-phone system.
         I know Christians like Peiter Vanvliet. They carry with them burdens of guilt that should not be present. Consequently, they are miserable and do not reach their potential for God. 
         A favorite verse for me is Rom. 8:1  Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…”
         As a Christian:
         Are you going to trust your gut?
         Or, are you going to trust God?        

*Source: WORLD MAGAZINE August 23, 2008


2 comments:

  1. Another make-me-think post. Cool.

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  2. Thanks for the affirming words!

    ME

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