“Jesus has bought us. He bought whole of us with sins and defects, like buying apples with flaws.”
The above was written in the mail from my preacher to me.
I had never thought in such a way. I had thought that Jesus had “wiped away” our sins.
Thus I had wondered. It is 1000 years after he had “quenched” sins of people at that time, and we have still lots of sins, perhaps worth than those who at that time. War, destruction, greediness, bullying…
But, supposing from my preachers words, Jesus knows our sins and yet accepts us.
So, I believe not, that a sudden punishment of God to make all people together come to an end should come.
I got another idea from a great purchase of us by Jesus. Each sin that each of us has committed should never be quenched until he would compensate for it by his own responsibility.
Suppose you have cast a dirty word to your friend, which hurt him bad. You come home and pray to God, in the name of Jesus, “I have hurt my friend, please forgive me!” So you don’t need to apologize your friend?
My opinion is, yes, you do.
My idea is that God accept Jesus with us and Jesus accept us with our sins. The Lord (Jesus, or God, or the united of both) has permitted us to pray to Him as His children. Before Jesus, one had often been accused by other people in the society, being told like “You were out of our laws, so you should not pray to our God!”
The great Father would tell you, “Okay, you are still my child, even if you have hurt another child of mine. but the fact remains that you should apologize him. Do your best for that, and I will arrange something for you.”
You could wait and keep aware of the time come. So there must be something. You may meet unexpectedly with the friend on the street, or you may get into trouble and into need to beg help for him. You must not miss such chance arranged by Lord to say to him “My friend, I’m sorry! I was wrong!”
That is my aspect at the present. I believe I will never be forced to think outsided from, or against, the non-religious society in which I live, by being a Christian.