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My views on child abuse

Jesus taught: Matthew 18:6 “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

This has given me comfort over the years. I have shared that scripture with many woman and children over the years.

I also believe that for those who repent of doing such things, the Lord will forgive, after they have paid a high price.

In Mosiah 28: 3-4 we read:

3 Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble.

4 And thus did the Spirit of the Lord work upon them, for they were the very vilest of sinners. And the Lord saw fit in his infinite mercy to spare them; nevertheless they suffered much anguish of soul because of their iniquities, suffering much and fearing that they should be cast off forever.

I love that the justice of God shall prevail. I also love that the mercy of Jesus will help us all to be better people.

I pray we may forgive as we desire to be forgiven.

For those in Moses’ time, all they had to do was look, yet many refused and died. In our day, prophets asked us to look toward Jesus Christ to live, and yet again, many refuse.

Which way do you face?

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