Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

'Convicted' Man Admits Guilt to Crime

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
A 44-year-old Cleveland man confessed to a 1988 rape for which another man spent thirteen years in prison, after God convicted him. Rodney Rhimes went to police after reading a five-part series in "The Plain Dealer" that detailed the experiences of Michael Green, freed a year ago after DNA testing proved his innocence. Rhimes "said he found God and it was weighing on his conscience," Cuyahoga County Prosecutor William Mason told the newspaper. "After he read the series, he said this was something he had to confess in order for his life to have any solidity," said Brent Richards, director of jail and prison ministry at Cleveland City Mission. "He couldn't stop thinking, 'This is what God wants me to do.'" Rhimes, who was living at the City Mission when he read the newspaper series, became a Christian during a previous prison term. "From the very beginning, when I first started reading [the articles], I guess I knew I would just have to do this," he said of his decision to admit his past. (From Crosswalk)

As is the case here, the conscience of a true Christian will not allow a sin to remain un-confessed.

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