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9 years ago  ::  Jan 04, 2009 - 4:11PM #1
imsavedru
Posts: 76
2009 is here. And so are the lingering effects of unforgiveness.

Heart Disease (both physical and spiritual)
High Blood Pressure
Anxiety and Depression( and other mental disorders)
Ulcers

and the list goes on..........

Make a list of those who have hurt or offended you. Make a list of those you stay away from because of your anger towards them. Make a list of those you dont trust.

AND THEN.......................
Pray to be released from YOUR bondage to those events and those people.
Pray for blessings in their life.
Pray for them everyday until your heart changes- from depising them, to caring for them.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS WOULD DO!!!
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9 years ago  ::  Jan 08, 2009 - 11:14AM #2
Mistah
Posts: 55
And to add to the list...forgiveness of others is essential to being forgiven by the Lord....Without his forgiveness we cant make it to heaven..so if a person asks u to forgive them,do just that,so that you can go to the Lord when u need to be forgiven..It's Important.
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9 years ago  ::  Jan 08, 2009 - 2:38PM #3
imsavedru
Posts: 76
And to think that we can feel justified in witholding forgiveness from someone - just because we have been hurt !   If Jesus can say, "Father forgive them for they do NOT know what they are doing" when he was being crucified, how can we justify any animosity toward someone when we have such a PURE example of  Forgiveness.
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9 years ago  ::  Jan 08, 2009 - 2:41PM #4
imsavedru
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Also... some think you only have to forgive if the person asks for forgiveness.  The previous quote from Jesus while on the cross should tell us that we should forgive REGARDLESS if someone acknowledges wrong-doing.  Jesus said that those who crucified Him did NOT know what they were doing and he extended forgiveness without a conversation with them about their offense.
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9 years ago  ::  Jan 08, 2009 - 3:22PM #5
Mistah
Posts: 55

imsavedru wrote:

Also... some think you only have to forgive if the person asks for forgiveness. The previous quote from Jesus while on the cross should tell us that we should forgive REGARDLESS if someone acknowledges wrong-doing. Jesus said that those who crucified Him did NOT know what they were doing and he extended forgiveness without a conversation with them about their offense.




We should forgive everyone that we know has offended us.The asking part comes in when you dont know that a person has done you wrong...thats all...in that situation we all can say...how can you forgive a person if they didnt confess to you what happened or you didnt know in the first place that they did anything against you?...I can understand their reasons being that now the Lord doesnt forgive us until we ask.

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9 years ago  ::  Jan 08, 2009 - 3:32PM #6
Mistah
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[INDENT]Luke 17:3-4[/INDENT]




[INDENT]3Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. 4And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.[/INDENT]
Sounds to me hes saying dont fellowship with that brother until he repents to you. Hes not saying to grudge or hate him.
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9 years ago  ::  Jan 08, 2009 - 3:22PM #7
Mistah
Posts: 55

imsavedru wrote:

Also... some think you only have to forgive if the person asks for forgiveness. The previous quote from Jesus while on the cross should tell us that we should forgive REGARDLESS if someone acknowledges wrong-doing. Jesus said that those who crucified Him did NOT know what they were doing and he extended forgiveness without a conversation with them about their offense.




We should forgive everyone that we know has offended us.The asking part comes in when you dont know that a person has done you wrong...thats all...in that situation we all can say...how can you forgive a person if they didnt confess to you what happened or you didnt know in the first place that they did anything against you?...I can understand their reasons being that now the Lord doesnt forgive us until we ask.

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9 years ago  ::  Jan 08, 2009 - 3:32PM #8
Mistah
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[INDENT]Luke 17:3-4[/INDENT]




[INDENT]3Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. 4And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.[/INDENT]
Sounds to me hes saying dont fellowship with that brother until he repents to you. Hes not saying to grudge or hate him.
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8 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2010 - 4:25PM #9
Livelysword
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Jan 4, 2009 -- 4:11PM, imsavedru wrote:

2009 is here. And so are the lingering effects of unforgiveness.  Heart Disease (both physical and spiritual) High Blood Pressure Anxiety and Depression( and other mental disorders) Ulcers  and the list goes on..........  Make a list of those who have hurt or offended you. Make a list of those you stay away from because of your anger towards them. Make a list of those you dont trust.  AND THEN....................... Pray to be released from YOUR bondage to those events and those people. Pray for blessings in their life. Pray for them everyday until your heart changes- from depising them, to caring for them.  THAT'S WHAT JESUS WOULD DO!!!



 


 


Lively:  The bible is explicit in what one must do to have forgiveness of sins... for a sinner, one lost in sins, never before having obeyed the gospel, they are to


 


(1)  Hear the Gospel:  (Romans 10:14,17) (Act 15:7) (Act 18:8)  



(2)  Have faith (Believe): (Hebrews 11:6) (Rom 1:16) (Jhn 3:16) (Jhn 3:36)



(3)  Repent of our sins: (Acts 17:30) (Mark 1:15) (2Pe 3:9) (Rom 2:4) (2Cr 7:10)



(4)  Confess Jesus as Lord and Christ: (Romans 10:9-10) (Mat 10:32) (Luk 12:8) (Phl 2:11)



(5)  Be baptized (for the remission of sins): (Acts 2:38-41,47) (Act 8:12) (Act 18:8) (Act 22:16) (Gal 3:26-27) (1Cr 12:13) (Col 2:10-13) (Rom 6:2-7,17-18) (Jhn 3:1-5,8) (1Pe 1:22-23)



(6)  Live a faithful Christian life: (Acts 14:22) (Col 1:23)


 


 


For the Wayward Christian (those who once obeyed the gospel and find themselves in sin) the Lord commands as follows:



(1)  Repent of our sins: (Rev 2:1-7)



(2)  Confess our sins: (1Jo 1:5-10)



(3) Pray for forgiveness of our sins: (Act 8:22-24) (James 5:16)

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8 years ago  ::  Jan 25, 2010 - 2:37PM #10
Campbellite
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That sounds a bit like the "Five Finger Exercise". I am sure you are all familiar with it.

You are unique.
Just like everybody else.
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