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by Chris Decker in General Questions about September 23 open - report

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Have question about this scripture ? Wondering if I am violating this scripture ? 

2Show mercy toward those who have doubts;23save others by snatching them out of the fire; and to others show mercy mixed with fear, but hate their very clothes, stained by their sinful lusts.

I wash my grown son's (he 22) clothes who is living on his own.He never asks for this. The reason I do this is because it seems the only time I get to see him and even if it's usally only a couple mins. Anyhow my question is could I possible be wrong in doing this because his clothes really are stained with sin ? He clothes smell like he took a bath in weed and sometimes I wonder if I should even be washing his clothes because of this scripture. Lately I even feel don't even hug him because I feel he got demons attached to him and feel strongly like I am not even suppose to even hug him.I do pray and anoint the house before he comes and pray whatever enters this house God would cover me with his blood.

Just wondering what you all think on this....thanks Chris :)

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    by Chris Decker about September 24

    Thank you Pastor Sylvia and Pastor Dion just was afraid I was condoning his sin by washing his clothes.Right now this seems to be only way I get to see my son.Anyhow,I decided I gonna lay hands and pray over his clothes .No haven't found a joint yet in his clothes but his clothes smell like he took bath in that dag skunk weed and it hard to get that smell out.I put baking soda along with detergent and that helps somewhat but still can smell residue of weed through his clothes. I am thankful that God loves my son even in his sin and gonna pray that my son will see this small gesture of washing his clothes as way to touch his heart and soften it.Thanks again guys,Much love to you both. God Bless !

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    by Sylvia Todd about September 24

    Chris, there is a woman named Heidi Baker (here is a great book she wrote, called "Always Enough": https://smile.amazon.com/Always-Enough-Miraculous-Provision-Children-ebook/dp/B008BLTQ1Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506256755&sr=1-1&keywords=heidi+baker+books+always+enough). , who probably has one of the most powerful ministries of our time - salvation, healings, dead being raised - the works ;). The core of her ministry is extremely simple - she just loves them all! In a documentary we were watching, she was asked if she was afraid of witches (she ministers in Africa). She said (to the effect) "of course not, they should be afraid of me" :). She doesn't even worry about salvation before she starts loving them - she just loves them and lets God take care of the rest! Of course, as Dion said, if smelling the drugs leads you into weakness, you should probably re-consider doing it. Other than that, it isn't like you are giving him money for drugs or otherwise enabling him. You're just loving him, and maybe that is just what he needs. 

     

    There is also a testimony from a pastor named Carlos Rodriguez, from a book called "Drop the Stones", which I think is even more appropriate for what you are going through. Here's the link: https://smile.amazon.com/Drop-Stones-When-Reaches-Unlovable-ebook/dp/B071HB7WRN/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506257167&sr=1-1&keywords=drop+the+stones. In it, he talks about a time when he was ministering in, I think, Puerto Rico. Very near his church was a homeless man who was there regularly. No one could reach him through witness, cajoling, or anything of the kind. In the end, what reached him was a couple from the church who took it on themselves to spend time with him, have him for dinner, etc., and he just decided to come along one day. On that day, Carlos' wife, who was there praying because she didn't understand Spanish, went up to the man, and though he reeked terribly, gave him the longest hug, pouring love into him like she would to her own father or brother. When later, the man reclaimed his live and his family, he said that it was that hug that changed him.

     

    In both of these situations, the difference was made from bringing His love into peoples' lives. From observation, and even with myself sometimes, I've found that thinking too much about their "sin" subtracts from the love we are supposed to be bringing to them. After all, isnt' that what the Pharisees mostly did? In the ministry of Jesus, He loved them, spent time with them, gave them hope, and led them to a better life.

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      by Chris Decker
      September 24

      hank you Pastor Sylvia and Pastor Dion just was afraid I was condoning his sin by washing his clothes.Right now this seems to be only way I get to see my son.Anyhow,I decided I gonna lay hands and pray over his clothes .No haven't found a joint yet in his...  more

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    by Dion Todd about September 24

    To me it means, hate the sin, love the sinner. The warning here is that you may be pulled into what they are doing while trying to save them. For instance, if you are washing his clothes and find a joint in his shirt, and fire it up, then we have a problem... Washing the clothes is not the point of the message.   :)

     

    The point is to influence them for Christ—don’t allow them to influence you to sin.

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      by Chris Decker
      September 24

      thank you Pastor Sylvia and Pastor Dion just was afraid I was condoning his sin by washing his clothes.Right now this seems to be only way I get to see my son.Anyhow,I decided I gonna lay hands and pray over his clothes .No haven't found a joint yet in hi...  more

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