Note: This post is a follow up to last year’s “I am Donald Trump. And So are you” post.
Harvey Weinstein is an film producer and former studio executive- until recently when he was outed as a serial sexual assaulter and harasser of multiple women.
It’s easy to cast judgment, he’s done terrible things and deserves to be held accountable for the wrong he’s done.
And I’m just wondering…
- What things lie in my past (or even my present) that, if exposed, would bring me to ruin? Would destroy my life? My marriage? My ministry? My witness of Christ?
A few verses come to mind:
- I Timothy 5:24- “Remember, the sins of some people are obvious, leading them to certain judgment. But there are others whose sins will not be revealed until later.”
- Ecclesiastes 12:14- “God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret things, whether good or bad.”
This is truthfully and literally the best thing that could ever have happened to Harvey Weinstein, if…
- he acknowledges his behavior as sin,
- he seeks forgiveness from those he has damaged,
- he turns to Christ, repents of his sin and is born again into new life.
To be clear: these things will make none of his actions “ok”. They will not repair the damage done. They won’t justify him. But, they will give him hope; what Christians call “grace” and if this offends you, know that the same forgiveness available to Harvey Weinstein is available to you.
And to be clear, you, too, are a sinner. Without Jesus, you are lost, fallen. Dead.
But that doesn’t have to be how this ends.
There’s still time.
Maybe your secret sin has yet to be revealed. At some point, it’s coming out.
I urge you, right now, to take a moment to pray and ask God who you might speak to about what’s going on in your life.
Scripture tells us that as humans, we are separated from God due to our sin- whether it’s sexual assault, murder, theft, gossip, drunkenness, idolatry, and the list goes on.
This kind of exposure is just what we all need, not just Harvey Weinstein, because it’s an opportunity to repent. Like I’ve written in that prior post, “While there may be earthly consequences of our sin, eternal consequences are worse.”
In all practical reality, I am Harvey Weinstein.
And, so are you.