THE FORGIVENESS OF GOD
By Reverend Jesse M. Hendley
Here is a letter I have received and I want to answer
this letter on the broadcast this morning. This
letter has no signature. It is anonymous. Some
people say, "Dump anonymous letters in the
wastebasket!" But I don't do that. It's according to
the letter. I certainly wouldn't THIS one, because it
is from a needy heart.
"Dear Brother Hendley: Will You please pray for me? I
want to be a real Christian, but I have committed some
horrible sins and they haunt me day and night. I beg
and pray and cry and worry and try to trust and
believe, but I am afraid I have committed an
unpardonable sin or a sin unto death. Such horrible
thoughts go through my mind. It seems I cannot
control them. Please pray that God may forgive me. I
will give my life to Him if He will forgive me and
have that peace that passes all understanding. I am
so afraid I am going to hell. I can almost hear it,
it seems. Preacher I beg you to please pray for me
that if it is His will, He will forgive a poor, hell
deserving wretch like me. Again I say, please pray.
God bless you. Yours truly. Worried almost to
You think God's heart isn't touched by that? If my
heart is touched by it, and if other people's hearts
are touched by it (who love the Lord), how much MORE
is God's Heart touched by that? God does want to
save, and God WILL save, and IT IS His will to
First, let's go to the Lord in prayer, and I am asking
our radio friends to pray now for this particular
person, and ask that this very moment God will let her
see that He LOVES her and that He FORGIVES SIN,
forgives HER sin, that He went to all the trouble to
give us the Bible so that she might know His true
thoughts about her, of love and forgiveness, that He
gave His only begotten SON that she might know that
that is HOW MUCH He loved HER. Jesus died FOR HER.
If there hadn't been ...
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