Since God withholds forgiveness, can we?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Bible speaks of two kinds of forgiveness-human forgiveness, that of people extending forgiveness toward others, and divine forgiveness, God's forgiving human beings. Is there a difference? The ...

July 01 2013 8 responses Vote Up Share Report

Data Dana pappas
This question finds it summation in in Matt 6: 9-15. After providing us the Lord's prayer which contains "forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven those who are in debt to us", The Christ is then recorded responding to some inquiry, we do not know the question or reason, but the Bible testifies this "Yes, if you forgive others their failings, your heavenly Father will forgive you yours, but if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failings either".

This verse directly states that in order to receive God's merciful grace unto salvation, to be forgiven, one must also truly forgive others debts/trespass done to him.

This is not a simple dismissal of some one's transgression done to us, but rather a love of God agape forgiving of a loss inflicted. This cannot be simple, and may take substantial work in resolve to accomplish. 

Someone who has lost a loved one due to another's foolish negligence, deliberate harm done to someone in felonious crime, indiscriminately carried out, terrorism, financial harm, etc..

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ rest upon us all, be our deliver and defender, heal our wounds, and secure our souls, Amen.

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Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
Colossians 2:13 He has forgiven us ALL trespasses. First Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us who are saved it is the POWER of God. 

First Corinthians 1:21. For after that, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew no God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that BELIEVE.

First John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that BELIEVE on the name of the Son of God, that ye may KNOW YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. 

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the POWER of God unto salvation to everyone that BELIEVETH, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, physical death, but the GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord 

John 3:18 Believers can no longer be condemned, but unbelievers are condemned already because they have not believed on the name of the Son Of God. 

First John 2:2 And He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. 

John 3:16 For God so love us sinners, that HE gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH in Him, should not perish, but HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. Jesus said it we believe it, and that settles it 

You can not boast in a free GIFT that we did nothing for. Romans 3:26-28

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