In 2001, as President Clinton left office, he pardoned over 100 people. A pardon sets a guilty person free, and he can never be tried for that same crime again. The crime is forgiven and erased.
Who Is Guilty?
Who is guilty with God? All people are born guilty and in sin. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). All means all — the rich and poor, young and old, all have sinned. “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). “No one” and “none”, mean you and me. Not one person is born righteous. All have sinned and all need to be pardoned. A pardon is only for people who know they are guilty as sinners. A pardon is not for innocent people.
President Clinton had the power to pardon anyone he pleased. He could pardon them from prison. But only God can pardon a person from sins. The problem is that most people think they are innocent and do not need a pardon.
I read a true story about a king who went into the prison and asked, “Who is guilty?” All the prisoners, one after the other, said, “I am innocent. I am not guilty.” The king cried, “Is there anyone here who is guilty?” Finally, one man said, “I am guilty. I have sinned, and I am sorry for my crime.” The king said, “Well, I finally have someone to pardon because I cannot pardon innocent people. You are pardoned and free from your crime.”
What Is A Pardon?
PARDON – An act reversing a sentence given under a guilty verdict. A pardon can only be given by one with power and authority to give it. Only God has the power to pardon sin. “thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness” (Nehemiah 9:17). “Let the wicked forsake his way…and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him…for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7). All are born sinners and all need to be saved and pardoned.
I read another story about a Governor who gave a pardon. The prisoners waited hoping their name would be called. Finally, a name was called. “Reuben Johnson, you are now pardoned.” As the prisoners sadly began returning to their cells, Rueben Johnson got in line to return to his cell. The Governor said, “Rueben, you don’t need to go back to your cell. You are free.” With tears rolling down his cheeks, Reuben Johnson said, “I don’t have to go back to my cell. I am free.” Christians can say, “I am pardoned. I don’t have to go to Hell. I am free.”
How To Be Free
God has your name on a pardon from Hell. You don’t have to go to Hell. You can receive or refuse the pardon. If you refuse, then you will continue in your sins. All you need to do to be lost or unsaved is nothing. Some of the saddest words in the Bible are, “…And ye would not!” (Luke 13:34), and. “I never knew you; depart from me” (Matthew 7:23).
It would be better for you if you had never been born than to die without Christ (Matthew 26:24). People in Hell would give anything to have one more opportunity to be saved. When you die it is too late. You must accept the pardon or it is worthless.
In 1829, a convicted criminal, George Wilson was sentenced to die. President Andrew Jackson offered him a pardon to be free. He refused to accept it. For the first time a pardon was refused. The courts decided that the pardon was no good unless accepted. George Wilson died for his crime.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).
You Must Accept God’s Free Pardon
If you refuse the pardon, it is worthless. It must be accepted. “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). No man means no person. No man means you. You cannot go to Heaven without your pardon, Jesus Christ.
God has your pardon ready. Will you reach out by faith and accept His pardon, Jesus Christ, to be your Savior? Confess you are a sinner and need to be saved. You can be saved, today, and say, “I don’t have to go to Hell. I have been pardoned. I am free.”
When you die, God will not ask the name of your religion or church. The only pardon from Hell is Jesus Christ.
There is no other pardon. If you have not accepted God’s pardon, Jesus Christ, then you are still in your sins. It would be awful for you to die without Jesus Christ. It would have been better for you if you had never been born. Be sure you have your pardon and that you are saved from Hell. You don’t have to go to Hell. You can be saved. You can now reach out to God by faith and receive Jesus Christ as your pardon from Hell. Be saved today. Tomorrow may be too late!
YOUR FREE PARDON
I hereby pardon and forgive all who will accept my Son, Jesus Christ as their Savior. This is a free pardon from Hell to all who will accept it. (John 1:12) — Signed, God
A PARDON FROM HELL
“I now accept Jesus Christ to forgive my sins and pardon me from Hell. I am now saved.”
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