A GLORIOUS MIXTURE
Ken Idleman, President of Ozark Bible College, in a recent sermon, said, “We are such a mixture of sinner and sinned against that we cannot forgive people without feeling set free ourselves.” To further illustrate his point, he related the experience of Corrie Ten Boom, who years after her concentration camp experiences in Nazi Germany, met face to face one of the most cruel and heartless German guards that she had ever contacted. He had humiliated and degraded her and her sister. He had jeered and visually raped them as they stood in the delousing shower. Now he stood before her with hand out-stretched and said, “Will you forgive me?” She writes, “I stood there with coldness clutching at my heart, but I know that the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. I prayed, Jesus, help me! Woodenly, mechanically I thrust my hand into the one stretched out to me and I experienced an incredible thing. The…
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