“One must first be shown mercy (and accept it), before he can be merciful to someone else.” When someone wrongs us, our first and most natural reaction is typically to desire for them to be punished. If it is within our power to do so, we often take delight in punishing them ourselves.
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According to James Hoskins, only a person whose soul is truly free can forgive horrible injustice committed against them. He says that one must first be shown mercy (and accept it), before he can be merciful to someone else.
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God forgives us because another has paid our penalty. Christ was our substitute. A substitute payment is required. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Someone has to pay. Here again, forgiveness is conditioned upon our debt being paid. “In Him we have redemption … Technically, individuals, families or clans have no power to forgive and therefore must not usurp the power of the state to carry out justice in the case of a criminal offense. The civil magistrate must …
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