The Power of Forgiveness

ForgivenessLife was easy for Charles “Tex” Watson. As a high school star athlete, and an easy-to-like, churchgoing teenager, people around Tex knew he was on the road to success. But life didn’t feel complete to Tex. Something—or someone––was missing. So he looked to fill his emptiness.

His search led him to California, into the arms of Charles Manson, leading to Tex Watson’s participation in seven sensational murders, including that of grocery magnates Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Watson’s name was forever linked with one of the most gruesome and cold-blooded crimes in history.

Susan LaBerge is the daughter of murdered victim Rosemary LaBianca, and when she came to Christ, she said, “I knew that I had to forgive everyone in my life that had done wrong to me—and Tex Watson was part of that.”

See how this dramatic story of God’s mercy and forgiveness will challenge you to forgive the unforgivable.

“Not only is it important for us to know that our sins are forgiven, but Jesus said it’s equally important for us to forgive. For He said, ‘If we do not forgive others their trespasses against us, neither will your heavenly Father forgive your trespasses’” (Matthew 6:15). – Chuck Smith

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