FORGETFULNESS IS UNBIBLICAL ~ Voddie Baucham
"If you could forget your sins, you would never be able to testify to the goodness of God. Amen?
We ought to be broken over our sins because when we sin we create a DVD, HD, blue ray picture in our mind that will be there for years and years and years.
Well I'll just take the drugs and I'll make it go away.
Do you hear how ridiculous that sounds?
There are things that we do that we don't forget.
How many testimonies of individuals who came to Christ late in life, who had sex with many partners before they were married, how many wish they could erase the faces of those people so that they could enjoy their spouses?
If we couldn't remember our sins, we wouldn't be warned about not doing them again!
God gives us the gift of memory of our sins so that it continues to remind of us of our sins, to call us to repentance, to call us to brokenness...
We couldn't rejoice in our victories if we couldn't remember. We couldn't see growth that the Spirit produced in us!
Has anyone ever gone back home to "those folks" and just had God put you in the closet and lay down on your face and say "God thank you for getting me out of this place."
I remember going back to the place where I was raised in South Central LA. In April of 2006, I buried my father, dead at 55 because of an addiction to cocaine.
I'll never forget riding around those streets, the guys I grew up with, the gang, was not there.
I just had to go in a corner by myself and lay on my face and weep, and weep, as I remembered who I was before God saved me!
It reminds me of God's goodness to me, God's grace in my life...it reminds me of where I was and where I never want to be again.
I'm not who I ought to be but hallelujah I am NOT who I was!"