The other day as I was channel surfing, I came across this TV preacher who was answering questions submitted by members of his viewing audience. One of the questions was whether or not a person who had committed a crime prior to his salvation but was never caught or arrested for that crime needed to turn himself into the authorities and confess that he was guilty of said crime. This preacher replied that, with the exception of the crimes of murder or rape, such a person need not confess his guilt to the authorities of any crimes he committed before he was saved since God had completely forgiven him of all of his sins once he trusted Christ as savior. Is such a view really what God would expect of His children? Suppose that before I received Christ as my savior I had stolen something of significant value from my neighbor but was never apprehended for robbery. Do I at least owe it to my neighbor to return that item I'd stolen, or at least compensate him for that item's value? If I correctly understood what that TV preacher told his viewing audience, I would be under no obligation to pay any restitution or serve any time for any crimes I may have committed prior to my salvation with the exception of murder or rape since God had now completely forgiven me of those crimes. What do you think about such a viewpoint as the one that this TV preacher apparently maintains?