I agree but probably not for the reasons you might think.If Gary repents (and true repentance men effort towards amends IMO) than that is a good thing for his victims. If God decides to save him that is obviously God's call.I certainly would never question God's judgement or begrudge his decision to save Gary.Although I can say in all honestly I don't think I would shed any tears if the man never repented and from what I have seen from him he will not<quoted text>
<quoted text>Personally (and I'm sure you might agree)... I sincerely hope that Gary truly repents. God forgave me for my misdeeds, and I'm sure God has forgiven you at some point for your own misdeeds... so I hope He forgives Gary also for his misdeeds.
This is a man he mocked the idea of needing to help others physically as well as spiritually.A man who lost no sleep over people starving to death or knowing how much good they could do simply in diverting even a small percentage of their funds for less billboards and helping people make it to the next day and not caring in the least as it would disrupt the pyramid scheme.This is a man who witnesses for self as it fed his own ego because he got off on being looked up to by people less knowledgeable and also because he felt it was proof he was saved. As time went on I became convinced he could care less about the outcome of those he witnessed to, he did it for himself. The only reason he wanted converts was because it reinforced to him his notion of his being a teacher and a prophet.
This is a man who to feed his own ego would deny a starving man food and make him wait like a dog waiting for a biscuit after performing a trick. A man who would tell a starving person they can have the uneaten portion of his lunch only after they sit through his entire sermon.A man who afterwards felt justified in never helping others again because this man become angry half-way through God only knows how long and left because apparently even being hungry was not enough for this man to pretend to swallow Gary's garbage and I say kudos for that.
This was a man with no empathy for others imo.A man who hated people quite frankly and wanted the rapture to come so his enemies and the scoffers would finally get theirs.It was his revenge fantasy. And that is the best case scenario. The worst is this was a bitter, jaded con-man who decided at some point he would profit off of those stupid enough to make the same mistakes he did. So will I shed tears if this man does not repent? No.I have found him to be one of the worst human beings i have ever come across.But if he does repent then the rules are the rules and I wouldn't presume to to try to weigh the sins of others any differently than my own. But the man repulses me morally.Not just for his sins but the decades he has been practicing them and his total lack of human emotion or concern for others makes it hard for me to feel any for him. Just being honest