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Criminal Justice

By Fancy Queen

In relation to the Rock Gutter verdict, the reason given for the dismissal is “lack of evidence”, which included the failure to divulge information.

When a person keeps asking, after 24 months, for forgiveness, he grieves the Holy Spirit. Two years proves that your conscience is not free — that you have not honestly asked for pardon.

Another example of grieving the Holy Spirit is when a “pastor” is being called upon to pray for individuals during the altar call and the said “pastor” can make negative statements to the effect that — he is not mixing and mingling. In the same evangelistic public meeting, the said “pastor” also demonstrated a spirit of disobedience when he refused the several pleas of the commander at the time to perform the said task.

It also grieves the Holy Spirit when a “pastor” can walk with his Bible in his hand, especially on a Sabbath or Sunday morning, and doesn’t greet those along his path.

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This means, however, that there are specks. Maybe lies, greed, malice, hate, bitterness, envy… But God is love and he dwells in truth.

It is my wish, that those who were accused in the said case do not be conformed to this world but that they would allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives so that he can complete his work through them and that hearts may be led to Jehovah. Do not continue to allow the enemy to consume and overcome you. Free yourselves from his snares. God can and is ready to deliver you.

Only then would the foundations of forgiveness and healing be laid. Forgive yourselves, liaise with the parents and ask their forgiveness boldly (don’t send public messages).

When you do that, you can join with me to sing: “Tell me who has the final say”. Show that you are really thankful to Jesus for his mercies towards you… Clear your consciences. Allow God to bestow his Grace upon you so that you can sincerely TRUST Jesus more. Only then can we rejoice together, “To God be the glory, great things he hath done!!!

The views expressed herein are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the opinions or editorial position of iWitness News. Opinion pieces can be submitted to [email protected]

The views expressed herein are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the opinions or editorial position of iWitness News. Opinion pieces can be submitted to [email protected].

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One reply on “A dismissal doesn’t necessarily mean innocence”

  1. Avatar Of KaribbeankatKaribbeanKat says:

    My heart is with the families, I believe they deserved proper consideration for their lost ones.

    You are of course correct a dismissal does not necessarily mean innocence. And neither does the dismissal of a case by the DPP under a ‘Nolle prosequi’ order.

    A dismissal can be arrived at for a number of reasons including lack of provable evidence.

    A ‘Nolle prosequi’ order can be arrived at because in one man’s judgment there is insufficient evidence or even because the DPP decides that to continue with a case will not be in the public good or interest, whatever that means.

    If you want more information regarding either please contact the Minister of Legal Affairs Dr Ralph E Gonsalves by email on [email protected].

    He is an expert on such matters being a lawyer and Minister of Legal Affairs and has himself been a subject of more than one ‘Nolle prosequi’ order after being charged with rape and sexual assault.

    PS the email address is a public listing not a secret so feel free to use it

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