“I’d rather stand with the accused than the accuser any day”
You can probably guess where this is going based on that quote. In light of recent happenings Christians once again have rallied around hatred of a person for there sins. It is semi hilarious and partially sad how fast Christians are to judge.
Hey remember that one time with the lady who was like committing adultery and Jesus approved of the stoning only under the condition that the person who had never sinned threw the first stone? I don’t see how we could possibly differentiate between that and this. Jesus says that no one has condemned her and neither does He, now go and no longer sin. Condemnation leads to sin and death, but grace not only teaches us to no longer sin (titus 2:11-12) but it leads to life and life in abundance.
How about this lets liberate love and grace and just see what happens. Instead of affirming the false identity people are walking under as sinners lets let them know who God says they are. It would be and often is my great pleasure to be accused of loving and accepting people too much, giving too much grace. So for all those involved in the Penn State scandal lets free them from any condemnation and any record of wrong doing as Christ has done for us.
Also in this matter I find people who stand with Paterno but at the same time they stand accusing the accusers. A form of hypocrisy which in reality is just as bad. (although i still find these people significantly more pleasant) When the ark angel Michael went to take Moses body which obviously belonged with God, Satan tried to take it as well. The bible says something really profound here that Michael “dared not bring accusation against Satan”. Wow although clearly in the wrong no accusation was brought. That can be related to why we don’t bring accusation against Joe Paterno. Furthermore Satan is “The Accuser” literally. Michael didn’t bring accusation against Satan the accuser. Which speaks to why we don’t accuse those accusing. It is not in Gods nature or His job description to accuse. Satan does a good enough job.
So I am not accusing accusers telling them that they are just as bad a Joe Paterno, nor am I accusing Joe Paterno bringing judgement against him. You all are a wonderful glorious creation. God loves you and He is not holding your sin against you. Be blessed loved and encouraged. GIVE GRACE!