Unfortunately, when believers sin or aren’t mindful of God, they relate to the parable of The Prodigal Son. But this parable is not written about a believer. Here is the truth…
Unfortunately, when The Prodigal Son parable is read by believers today, they relate to it, and apply it to themselves when they mess up or are not mindful of God. But this parable is not about you, as a believer.
I’m sure you’ve heard it at church before, “When you mess up or stray from God, the Lord is always there to welcome you back with open arms, like a loving Father — just like in the parable of The Prodigal Son.” The problem is, The Prodigal Son is not written about a believer. So, these things are simply not true for you. It’s much better than you think.
If a pastor is caught in adultery, what do we say? “Well, he’s not a man of God. After all, ‘you shall know them by their fruits.’” If a person is caught in sin routinely, what do we say? “You shall know them by their fruits.“
As a believer, should you have a clean conscience if you tell a lie? Should you have a clean conscience if you steal something? Should you have a clean conscience if you hurt someone’s feelings? You can.
Today let’s address the misconception that “we are all sinners.“ Many Christians say this, but it’s simply not true.