I believe I am being led to counsel and minister to Sex Offenders in a Christ centered way. I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe in the Trinity. I believe in God's Word especially 1 Cor 13.
Can Sex Offenders in your humble opinions, be saved and are they really the only people who commit sexual crimes? I know the stats but I am finding out that in the body of Christ, up to 90% of my brothers and sisters believe that SO's are the ones responsible for all the sexual crimes, hence, once a pedophile or rapist, always. I've even heard that SO's never get the desire to commit sex crimes out of their minds. I ask them how they know this and at first, they are stumped at the question-then they usually tell me that's what they've heard. Well, those are not the facts at all but the media would have you believe it. Remember, we, as humans are twice as likely to want to hear bad news than good. Doesn't this tell us that we truly live in a broken world? Satan is taking a portion of God's own elect and using them against God's own elect. I've seen Christians look down on SO's who come into church no matter what the sex crime was; urinating in public all the way up to child molestation and homosexual rape. I've seen the data on the actual number of violent and victim crimes on a person (or child) and that number is lower than we might think. I'm not joking, the number is way lower than I thought.
If we, as believers in Jesus' saving blood, hold it against anybody who has wronged us and look down on them, aren't we opening up a foothold for Satan? This means we are being judgmental and condemning the very brothers and sisters whose sins have been forgiven by our wonderful Savior's blood. His blood really does work, and not just for the best that "society" has to offer but even for the one living in the gutter and behind the trash bins.
I've talked to groups of men, all who believe God's Word and fear Him and there are some who said that SO's never change no matter what the facts say and they commit the same crimes over and over again. Way not true! 90 to 95% of all new sex crimes are committed by someone who has never been put on a sex registry data site. If this were not true, then since the sex registry started, we would be down to maybe 4000 sex registrants left because of people passing away. So, who are the new SO's and where do they come from? They come from every walk of life and they are your friends, neighbors, brothers and sisters in Christ. But most of all, they are your own family members.
Please pray for the men and women who are on these sex registries, their victims (if they have a victim), both their families and especially the body of Christ and those who have already condemned them in their own hearts. Remember the Lepers? Jesus loved and still loves them. SO's are the modern day leper.
Ask the Lord God in Jesus' name to help you understand this hate that some of us have for these folks...please. They are after all fearfully and wonderfully made just like you and me.
Praise God and I love you all