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I Broke The Law

I'm in a little trouble with the law. Repented and talked to the Lord I'm forgiven. My husband and son are the only ones who know. That is the way I want it. Husbands asking me to tell other people so they can pray. I have taken it to the Lord. I'm ashamed of what I did. Should I tell others?

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If you think that your situation (you didn't describe the said offense so I'm just hypothesizing) is a cause for sharing to teach, then it's not a bad thing. If you dont then dont. Come the Judgement, we'll all have to account for everything we've done. If you want to wait till God calls you up, that's your perogative. Having that weighing you down by holding on to it though makes this journey quite cumbersome, dontcha think?
---Nicola on 4/4/08

Your husband wants others to pray for what? You to repent? You already have. To make amends for what you've done? Gently tell your husband you made a mistake, and have learned from it. He may be concerned that you'll make the same mistake again.

Ask him to respect your wishes. God hears your prayers.
---deb on 4/3/08

Anyone who breaks laws deserves to be punish. But if you are punished for obeying God laws and doing good, God will reward you. Anytime man's laws are contrary to God's laws we are to obey God instead of man. The answer to your question is this. Too many blabber mouths in the churches today. No way. Unless you want to see you on the 6:30 national news.
---catherine on 4/3/08

Trouble: As christians you believe that by confessing your sin to god it is enough,true but God already knows your sinIf you feel your contrition is genuine God will be the one to Judge For Catholics they have Confession But are bound by the same Code Of genuine contriteness.You are not bound to make a public confession.
---Emcee on 4/3/08

My feeling on this is that you should only tell others in your church if the offense has something to do with those in your church. If you have done something dishonest regarding a member of your church it might be appropriate for other there to know (but not necessarily). If the offense has nothing to do with church at all then you have already been dealt with by the law and by God so accept forgiveness from God and whatever punishment the law gives out and get on with your life.
---Xanthi on 7/21/05

Keep it to yourself and ask your husband to pray for you and to respect your wish not to broadcast what seems to be emarassing to you. You can still ask for prayers to deal with a "silent" request.
---Pierr7958 on 7/20/05

I am a convicted felon. I choose to share my story because it may positively affect someone, and show them how great and powerful God is. But that is YOUR choice on how open you want to be. I believe that it is healing to share, but again, it is your choice. Ask God for guidance!
---zoe5647 on 7/20/05

What did you do to break the law? Going through a red light, is one thing, a hit & run, is another. You may have repented, been forgiven by God, but it may be required of you to "pay for the consequences of your sin". You don't use Christianity as a scape goat to avoid responsibility. And "no" I wouldn't tell anyone else - there is nothing to pray about.
You've repented, been forgiven, so what else could be accomplished by telling someone - unless it was the police.
---Ray on 7/20/05

No, you shouldn't tell anyone.Sure , God forgives you if you have been really sincere about asking for forgiveness. Although this is not true with the laws of man. So you have to ask yourself that question and deeply look inside of you what the consequences would be. If God chooses to intervene then he will do it. On the other hand things happen for a reason and God does chastise those he loves.
---harold on 7/20/05

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