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God's Transforming Grace

�9 � Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.� (1Co 6:9-11 AV)

If you look at Verses 9-10 this is definately bad news in today's society. Fornicators are people who fornicate. That verb includes every sex act done with any person you are not married to. That includes heavy petting, oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex and outercourse. Abusers of themselves with mankind excludes all homosexuals. Most everyone has stolen a pen from an office or at least wanted to which is coveting. Revilers include all of us who call other people names or try to put them down. So if anyone who has done any of these things once cannot inherit the kingdom of God what hope is there for any of us?

The good news is in Verse 11. You see here Paul wrote "And such were some of you" indicating some Corinthian Christians were involved in some of these sins. Yet he says they are washed, they are sanctified and they are justified in the name of Jesus. 

 So if God could do this to Corinthian Christians in the first century what makes you think his promises in other books of the New Testament to us are any less valid.  Ask him to transform your life and he will. I asked him and he did act to stop my abuse of my daughter. I am thankful to God that I had 4 abuse free years with my daughter as she physically matured into a young woman.

If she ever reads this I hope she will ask Him into her life so he can heal her of the trauma I brought to her. You see despite what many think of those fathers who commit incest with our daughters we do love them. I did love her inappropiatly for many years but for the last four I did love her properly and hope someday she will forgive me and reconcile with me. I have no desire for sex with her and hope she won't  be as provacative as she was in the period between the end of the abuse and my arrest.

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