Where Does the Power to Forgive Come From?

The Power of Forgiveness
The Power of Forgiveness

“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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Joyce Meyer Ministries – Forgiveness is Always Good (Video)

 

 

More reading:

The Power of Forgiveness – Christian Women Faith

http://www.crosswalk.com/family/singles/

The Power of Forgiveness, Cortni Marrazzo – Read more Christian women spiritual life, faith, and growth.

The Charleston Tragedy – Is Forgiveness Required?

http://theaquilareport.com/

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 …

Stop Explaining Away Black Christian Forgiveness …

http://www.christianitytoday.com/

The Charleston families did not forgive to express the values of their race, but to be faithful to their God. … Stop Explaining Away Black Christian Forgiveness. The Charleston …. The Power of Female Friendship. Here’s to the …

 

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  1. “EIS” CONFUSION OF ACTS 2:38 BY STEVE FINNELL

    The confusion of the meaning of “eis” in Acts 2:38 is the result of honest misunderstandings, deception, falsification, lies, pride and a total disregard of logic, as well as the denial of translations of the Bible as being accurate.

    Those who deny that “eis” has been translated as “for” in Acts 2:38 claim that “eis” should have been translated as “because of”.

    First let me say in sixty plus translation that I have read not one of them has translated “eis” in Acts 2:38 as “because of”.

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)

    For, always looks forward. If you repent and are immersed in water your sin will be forgiven and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For is in the future, not the past.

    Because of, always looks backwards. If the ‘for’ of Acts 2:38 actually means, because of, then Peter was telling them to repent because their sins had already been forgiven. Was Peter telling them to repent and be baptized because their sins had already been forgiven and they already had received the gift of the Holy Spirit? Of course not.

    THE “EIS” OF MATTHEW 26:28

    Matthew 26:28 “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for the remission of sins.(NKJV)

    In Matth 26:28 “for” the remission of sins looks to the future. Jesus did not shed His blood “because of”. Jesus did not shed His blood because the sins of mankind has already been forgiven.

    There is no translation that translates “eis” as “because of ” in Matthew 26:28. Because of, always looks back. For always looks forward.

    The only way to believe that “eis” has been mistranslated in Acts 2:38 or Matthew 26:28 is by self deception.

    For does not mean, because of. All the lies, honest misunderstandings, and pride cannot change the meaning of “FOR”.

    Forgiveness follows the shed blood of Jesus. Forgiveness follows repentance and immersion in water.

    YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

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