The world’s ‘jumping on the bandwagon’ type of behavior often will be in opposition to sincere Christians’ comportment. That’s why God never is pleased with believers who take part in something that is ungodly, or who get behind someone who does not emulate or imitate the life of Jesus the Christ. Yet because of His Permissive Will, God often lets believers follow the crowd, and if the crowd ends up in a ditch, the Christians in the group might suffer the same misfortune.
Most people who teach and/or preach forgiving ourselves wisely state that we need to find a way to get on with our lives—emotionally moving forward while simultaneously acknowledging our sins (the hurts, destructions, tragedies, sorrows, et cetera) that we are responsible for committing. True, we do need to be released from the guilt of what we have done. This releasing of guilt, however, is not in any way us forgiving ourselves, because forgiving ourselves not only is unbiblical but also impossible.