“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.” (James 5:19-20 NKJV)
What results from one returning to the truth out of error? No less than four things (according to the above verses); plus one I can’t keep from including:
- a personal blessing
- a reversal (a personal and honest acknowledgement) that leads to freedom from the trap of the particular error
- salvation (deliverance) from the cost of the error (spiritual death)
- the hiding (a veiling, or doing away with the knowledge) of a multitude of sins
- a reason for the angels of Heaven to rejoice!
“Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”” (Luke 15:10 NKJV)