Christians Using Fellow Forgiven Believers Backslidden Pasts for Gossip

When a “prodigal son”; a backslidden believer/Christian, returns to the Lord in sincerity and faith, God grants gracious forgiveness and all of heaven rejoices: JESUS SAID – “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” (Luke 15:7). Do Christians do the same? Or, do they hold onto an unrighteous judgment against that rededicated born again believer, even with having knowledge that the person was gloriously delivered from a backslidden condition by conviction of the Holy Spirit? Will they speak words of uplift to that returning prodigal son or will they speak unrighteousness words of conviction that can be truly injurious to that person?
You will notice that many of these hateful practices tie-into “gossip” and “false witness” when self-righteous people continue to look at fellow Christian’s times of backsliding. God literally hates the prideful look of those who do not recognize their own sin but continually judge other Christians by their past, repented/ forgiven sins. The scriptures state clearly that those Christians who feel uplifted within their selves, as opposed to those who humble their selves before the Lord, will eventually be humbled by him. “For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 14:11).
When a Christian comes back to the Lord in true sincerely, from a backslidden condition, the Holy Bible says that “…all of Heaven rejoices…” (Luke 15:7).This point is also shown in the story told by Jesus of “the prodigal son” (Luke 15:11–32). How do fellow Christians see rededicated Christians? Do they rejoice to see them back in fellowship with God, as in these Biblical examples or do they hold onto things they know about that person’s former fallen state for gossip and unrighteous judgment purposes?


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