JESUS BEGS FOR FORGIVENESS
By Akin Ojumu
Seth Dahl, a pastor at Bethel Church, narrated an experience he had a few ago, when Jesus came to him, hugged him tightly, and begged that Seth should forgive him.
Hear him in his own words.
“A Pastor I…I really respected said some words and hurt me so bad. And one time, I was laying on the floor – actually I was in this room – I'm laying on the floor. And in…and in…a vision – in an encounter with God in a vision – Jesus picks me up and holds me so close that I can't see anything. And he holds me so close, and Jesus starts to weep. And he says, ‘Please forgive me, please forgive me.’ So, what are you talking about please forgive me. He said, ‘When that pastor hurt you, it's as if I hurt you, 'cause he's a member of my body. Please forgive me.’”
This comment is a complete distortion of Scripture. Since only someone who has sinned and committed an offense would so tearfully ask for forgiveness, implicit in that statement is the erroneous notion that Jesus sinned.
2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Jesus is holy. He doesn't sin and has never sinned. In fact, the reason He was the propitiation for our sins was because He was the perfect and unblemished Lamb of God. It was as a result of Jesus' sinlessness that made His blood to be far superior to the blood of bulls and goats to take away our sins.
Yet, this heretic babbler boldly declared that Jesus was a sinner who needed forgiveness. In his telling, Jesus was so heartbroken for his sin, and he was so devastated by his iniquity, that he had to hug Seth Dahl so tightly, and with tears running down his cheeks, begged for Seth Dahl’s forgiveness.
Are these people arrogant or what. Such a haughtiness of mind beggars belief. If this weren’t outrageous, blasphemous and sacrilegious, I would have found it hilarious. The insanity of such a thought that the Savior of mankind walked up to a sinful man and tearfully begged him for forgiveness is beyond words.
These people suffer from delusion of grandeur. Just like their master, Lucifer, did before being kicked out of Heaven, they have elevated themselves above the throne of the Almighty God. They consider themselves superior to the only begotten Son of the Most High. And they see the Holy Spirit as their own personal genie who goes about fulfilling the wishes of his masters.
The fate of unrepentant blasphemers such as Seth Dahl is pretty clear, they are destroyed by their pride.