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  • Forgiveness is not for the offender. Its for you. If you don't forgive (which doesn't mean what they did was o.k.) you allow that person to continue to hurt you into your present and poison your body with negativity. To forgive means to put it in the past so they can't continue to hurt you. You are still His child, but you need to learn to forgive for your own mental and physical health.
    • 120220
      Thank you
  • God’s forgiveness is not extended toward those who refuse to forgive others. Matt 6:14, 15 However, Christians are not required to forgive those who practice malicious, willful sin with no repentance. Such become God’s enemies. Heb 10:26-31 God who grants pardon to those who seek forgiveness. But he does not withhold punishment from persons who deliberately set themselves in opposition to him and his righteous ways. Ex 34:6, 7
    • 120220
      Oh, I thought I needed to forgive even an evil person, who is not of Christ, who does not repent or feel remorse, and who continues his evil ways because God said to love your enemies, and if you love someone you forgive them for everything, even the worst of crimes. A part of me wants to believe that God doesn't like that person and even hates him, but in the bible it says there's no hate in Him at all. In Heb, is it talking about a Christian who sins after receiving God? Because I've sinned many many times, even deliberately, after becoming Christian. How do we not sin as a Christian? Isn't it impossible? Does this mean God's sacrifice no longer covers me? :( Because I've sinned too much, willingly.
    • Linda Joy
      You just need to repent. Talk to your religious leader about repentance and do so before taking the sacrament.
    • Linda Joy
      And you don't just need to forgive your enemies but actually love them and pray for them. God will forgive whom he will, but we must forgive everyone. Leave it in HIS hands and you don't have to worry about it anymore.
  • Friend hating whoever you're hating isn't doing you a bit of good the person you hate isn't thinking the first thing about you! Here's the deal if you keep hating him and punishing him in your heart God's not going to act against that person. If you want the ultimate revenge against somebody that has done you wrong forgive that person by doing so you turn him over into the hands of God who promises the ultimate Justice and vengeance!
    • 120220
      I'm trying to forgive, though I don't want to, because he doesn't deserve anyone's forgiveness, but just find it impossible. It's not just horrible things he did to me, but mostly horrible horrible things he did to others, especially someone I really really love and care about. It's hard not to feel angry and hateful when I think about it. How can I forgive a monster who hurt the most innocent and helpless? Someday, I think I'm able to forget/let go of what he did to me, but I don't know if I can let go of what he did to that person who I love. Even if I never forgive him, not even the slightest, I'm confident that God will destroy him in the end. So I'm not worried that he will go unpunished. In this world, he might never face any punishment, but when he dies, he will. I'm okay with that. I won't be okay though if God disowns me. I want to be His forever. Some say that one can lose their salvation, and that scares me. Will God still let me be with Him if I die with an unforgiving heart towards that one person?
    • Linda Joy
      Neither do we deserve the sacrifice that Jesus paid for us in the garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. All have sinned and if you want to be forgiven you have to forgive them. And its not about letting them off the hook. Its about not letting them continue to hurt you in your future. Maybe they started the hurt, but now you're doing it FOR THEM! Don't let them have another minute of your prime time NOW!!
    • Linda Joy
      Why do you care what Christians think anyway? Do you ever post anything constructive? Or are you just overflowing with negativity?
  • Why are you holding hate and forgiveness in your heart for this person you're preventing God from doing Justice! God can't act when you're standing there saying God I refuse to forgive him and turn that person over to God. God will not administer his judgment while you're in the process of playing God. Forgive this person and turn that person over to God so he can face God's judgment! In the meantime the only person that suffering is you do you think the person that you haven't forgiven is paying a bit of attention about you! They're probably laughing at you right now if they're still alive. So stop the laughing get out of God's way and let him administer the judgment that that person richly deserves
  • A great dilemma for many Christians is that because we know Jesus Christ is our role model we often realize how far below expectations we live and are tempted to give up. It is in realizing that he successfully pushed through the very temptation we are facing that we have the strength to continue. "For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." Hebrews 12:3 If we have accepted Jesus Christ at any point in our lives, according to Romans 10:9, we are heaven-bound. From that point on, if our walk fails to glorify God we do not lose heaven, we lose rewards in heaven. Knowing this will cause a genuine searcher to seek the truth which ministers to this. archive.org/details/bibletellsmeso01wier/page/n15 "...knock, and it shall be opened unto you:" Matthew 7:7 Published more than 50 years ago, this book details how a believer can appropriate freedom from mental bondage.
  • Christ died just as much for this person's sins as he died for yours, mine and everyone else's. Think deeply about this and take it to heart. Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. 1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
  • Hatred ties you to the hated, in fact it destroys the hater which is what you are experiencing now. He did something to you once or someone else, you are doing the same thing to yourself a thousand times over, that's self torture. Remember feelings are generated from within. Don't tie him to you with your hate. If you can't prayer for him to turn himself to God which would be better for him and the others, then give him over to God, let go of the hate that destroys you. If you have to prayer for God to help you let this go then do that. If this person is acting terrible, it usually does catch up to them sooner or later, if not, then Gods wrath is far superior and righteous to your own. If you can't do any of that, then just say to yourself, for the next six months I will not act on this, I will not let it interfere with my life, I will let go and let God and life happen. If at the end I still feel the same then say I'll kick his ass, this frees yourself up in the meantime, for time to come in and heal you. Then in six months if your still reviewing the situation decide again, another six months, or come and get me and WE'LL KICK HIS ASS! Only joking, but believe me, there are more people here for you than for whoever this person is, and I don't want you to be defiled by something HE has done, it doesn't belong to you. Remember what you do back, makes you like them, and you don't want to be marred by that.
  • No matter how big the sin you think it is, murdering him thousands of times in your heart will get you nowhere. You have to be Christ-like to be forgiven. He was humiliated, beaten and crucified, yet He did not hold a grudge against His transgressors.
    • Chicagoan
      "yet He did not hold a grudge against His transgressors." Of course he didn't - he's make believe!
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      That's what Satan wants you to believe.

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