I'm always amazed to read the scathing blast of a Christian self-righteous sermon in print.  A couple of Bible passages are always given as a reference to illustrate the point of the sermon.  Then the inevitable guilt club is picked up and swung, right at a sinful heart, in perfect judgment.

"How dare you ask God's forgiveness, when you are not forgiving!

 

How dare you ask for mercy when you are not merciful!"  The questions and accusations are hurled like darts at a pulsing target, and when they hit the heart, many things can happen.  These accusations can make a person, weighed heavy by sin, feel hopeless, as they suppose that "not even God will forgive my sin."  I've seen this happen, and I...