Forgiveness is absolutely necessary to get to heaven. IOW: we need God’s forgiveness (to get to heaven) which requires us practicing forgiveness. (Mat 6:12-15, 18:21-35) Forgiveness means restoring the relationship (to one peace) w/the guilty when justice (according to God’s Law) has been served (i.e. when the debt of sin has been paid). (Mat 6:12-15 […]
Forgiving Others 1. Why forgiving others is important: Because if we do not forgive, God will not forgive us. (Mat 6:14-15, 18:35; Mar 11:35) 2. What forgiving means: 2.1. To continue loving those who wrong us. (Mat 5:44; Lev 19:17-18; Pro 25:21) To love someone means to treat them in a righteous way (Rom 13:10 […]
Biblical Counseling: Forgiveness and Restoration, Tragedy, and Decision Making
Romans 12:19; Matthew 5:38 What Forgiving Others Doesn’t Mean A. Does my forgiveness of others mean that I have to trust them? B. Does my forgiveness of others keep me from receiving any form of restitution? C. Does forgiving others mean I am prohibited from seeking justice in regard to their sin?