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Can Bible Overturn Prison Sentence

I know in the bible it says all things are possible with God. Can a prison sentence be overturned for an inmate according to what the bible says? If so where does it say that in the bible.Thank you in advance, desperate best friend of an inmate.

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The robber on the cross next to Jesus was never let down from the cross......

Ne was only let into heaven

Which is much better
---Peter9556 on 7/18/13

Hello, well I went to a church where PRAYERS certainly, got 2 men out of prison. Also
a really serious case,theft and
auto.. I also, do know a case where a friend of our family, after much prayer & fasting, because he was innocent, a friend came & ask him to drive "his car" to Texas,
right away my mind( heart) told me tell him "don't do it!" but, he did it anyway, his so- called buddy had stolen a took 2 years prayer, fasting, his lawyers tracing the steps case.. He was released and he never got in trouble no more after thank God!
---lidia4796 on 7/18/13

My friend is wanting scripyure to dtudy while in prison to study while doing his prison term. thanks

---Glenn_lewis on 4/2/12

Start him out with Hebrews 8:8. This new covenant.
The prophet witness for this is Jeremiah 31:31.

These two scriptures most avoid for many reasons.

Then give him Ezekiel 37. He may link from these two many misunderstanding in the confused churches today.
If broken enough to ask the only teacher Jesus, he may receive that which he seeks for.
Buy the friend a Strong's concordance. He may find something for you beyond any price.
---Trav on 6/14/13

---Jed on 6/10/13
man i goota say, I like you
you amuse me
Please do not ever change your political views
the world needs balance
---francis on 6/10/13

No we are led by the Constitution, and not the bible
---francis on 6/10/13

Lol. We haven't been led by the constitution for decades. Few federal and state laws today are the least bit constitutional. There are so many laws today it is impossible to follow them all. This is the fault of both democrats and republicans. Haven't you seen those bumper stickers that say "legalize the constitution"? Much truth in that.
---Jed on 6/10/13

Can a prison sentence be overturned for an inmate according to what the bible says?
---Yolanda on 11/20/05
No we are led by the Constitution, and not the bible
---francis on 6/10/13

I see the comments about no verse to turn over a prison sentence and one that they are all innocent. there are innocent people paying for crimes they did not commit. I have a 14 year old boy in juvenile detention right now and on his way to trial on an assualt charge when all he was doing was defending himself and surely God will not let him be convicted yet we deal with human influences. I believe there are a lot of folks sentenced that were innocent.
---Donna on 6/9/13

My friend is wanting scripyure to dtudy while in prison to study while doing his prison term. thanks
---Glenn_lewis on 4/2/12

According to the bible, there must be a punishment for every wrong doing. to continue in sin is eternal death without repentence. You murder someone, you lose your life. Simple. You steal, scam, defraud, assault someone, they are earthly laws and you pay for the crime with years off your life amongst society. When people want to commit the crimes and not pay the time or price for that action, you get blogs like this wanting guilty people to walk free to commit more crimes against humanity.
---ashley on 10/30/07

Yes, it can be.
He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.
In the last few weeks, how many athletes have we watched fall from heights of glory.
Self destruction is now common among the rich and famous. Senators in bathrooms, pastors falling down, celebrities getting caught left and right. Careers destroyed in the blink of an eye.
Jesus was all about forgiveness and restoration. "Where are your accusers?"
---Rachel on 10/30/07

All through the Bible, we're told that a criminal must pay for his/her crimes. There are no loopholes in scripture to get out of is not a "Get out of jail free" card. Even if a prisoner is converted during his sentence, his life may have changed, but he still has to pay for his crime.
---Cam on 10/30/07

If God raised the dead do you think This would be to big of a job for him He also parted the Red Sea
---Betty on 8/30/06

How about this...God is our ultimate judge. If we confess our sins he will send them as far as the east is to the west. However, there can be consequences of sin. Ex. Someone who has committed fornication can be forgiven for that sin, but if they got pregnant, they still have the child, and could have to raise them as a single parent.
---wes on 12/20/05

A prison sentence is known as paying the consequences of a sin, and I don't know of a Bible verse that can be used to to overturn that decision.
---WIVV on 12/20/05

Darlene - I realize the verse has a spiritual application. That's why I said these people stood on the "literal wording" -- they knew they were taking it "out of context." They also knew that God's Word is multifaceted (Ephesians 3:10) and that God honors faith. They had nothing to lose and it worked for them. Well, it worked for some, I'm not going to say it works for everyone.
---DoryLory on 11/21/05

DoryLory,I did some research, in KJV it's ,set the captives free,since it's preaching ,would appear to be refering to salvation, being set free from a sinful life.The Word of God isn't in effect to benefit the World , even Christians who inadvertantly break the law must answer to the law.God gave me a Word for a Christian who meant well but broke the law,he went to prison,but God said he wouldn't suffer in the Spirit for whats done in the flesh.He didn't, ministered to elderly all the time he was there.
---Darlene_1 on 11/21/05

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The theif on the cross recognised he was in a just posistion, lokked at christ saw he was saviour and was saved, the law my well take it's course but your freinds standing in God through faith in Christ will not change. I was save in prison 15 years ago, I did all my sentence have been out 8years and serve the Lord home and abroad, He could be a blessing in there, Pray for God's will.
---thomas on 11/21/05

Perhaps you are thinking of the phrase 'He sets the prisoner free' which I think is a line in a hymn. It does not refer to being released from a just sentence in jail, it refers to being set free from the eternal punishment of sin which Christ has been punished for in our place. I agree with all the others who say there are consequences for our actions. A true believer will accept the punishment and then will not re-offend.
---M.A. on 11/21/05

That verse is out of context, the captives are sinners not prisoners. Most Prisoners have victims spare a thought for the victims.
Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
---keith on 11/21/05

"He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners ..." (Luke 4:18)

I've heard of people claiming this verse literally when facing a prison sentence. Some have been acquitted, others have received an early release. Genuine repentance was always involved.
---DoryLory on 11/20/05

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Dear"Desperate Friend of an Inmate"...While it is true that all things are possible with God, it is also true that there are consequences for the choices we make either good or bad. If your friend has confessed his sin/wrong doing and asked for God's forgiveness, then he is truly forgiven and loved by God. He will be released in God's timing and I pray that he or she will continue to love and honor God for the rest of their life.
---Doris on 11/20/05

I know of no Bible verses concerning prison sentences being overturned. I believe it is Biblical that a criminal face and accept the legal consequences of their actions. If the courts administer grace, then praise the Lord. If not, then that is also His will.
---Madison on 11/20/05

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