Sunday, January 7, 2018


 1).     What is forgiveness?

Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.

2).    What is temptation?

Temptation is a desire to engage in short-term urges for enjoyment, that threatens long-term goals. In the context of the Bible, temptation is the inclination to sin. Temptation also describes the coaxing or inducing a person into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiositydesire or fear of loss.

3).    How do we forgive?

We forgive others when we let go of resentment and give up any claim to be compensated for the hurt or loss we have suffered. The Bible teaches that unselfish love is the basis for true forgiveness, since love "does not keep account of the injury."—1 Corinthians 13:4, 5.

4).    How do the book of Matthew make this phrase?

"And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." (Matthew 6:12)

5).    How do the book of Luke make this phrase?

"And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us." (Luke 11:4)

6).    What is this phrase referring to?

This phrase is referring to sin itself.

7).    How often must I forgive others?

In Matthew, Jesus says that church members should forgive each other "seventy times seven times" (18:22), a number that symbolizes boundlessness.

8).    What if I don't want to forgive?

Not forgiving evaporates your joy. When you don't forgive, it brings up a barrier to the joy God has for you. No one is ever truly happy if they have unforgiveness in their heart.

Not forgiving weakens your body. It eats away at you and eventually takes over and destroys your life from the inside. It makes you physically sick as well as spiritually crippled. When you forgive you release it into God's hand and healing comes for your body as well as your soul.

Not forgiving opens the door for the enemy to work in your life. We have to forgive "lest Satan should take advantage of us" (2 Corinthians 2:11). We invite the enemy in if we harbor unforgiveness. And when you treat your spouse as if he (she) is the enemy —or your spouse acts as if you are —you align yourselves with your true enemy and his plans for your future.

Not forgiving pollutes your soul. The Bible says, "Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?"  (James 3:11). If you have unforgiveness, the water in your soul will become bitter. My suggestion is to pray for God to change your heart.

9).    How quickly must I forgive?

Immediately;  (Matthew 5:25). We're in a self-made jail and at a stand-still in our relationship with God until we forgive.

10). Do I have to forgive in order to heal?

I truly believe we do! The Bible says we do.

11).   What if I forgive and not forget?  

Forgetting offenses against us does not mean we have amnesia but that there is no special sting in us when we remember offenses. If it hurts us to remember offenses against us, either we need healing or have not truly forgiven.

12).  Can I be saved and not forgive?

I don't think so! God sent His Son to dye for us, so we could be

Be forgiven and forgive others too.

13).  Is God a forgiving God?

Yes He is!  He forgave me and others talk of His forgiving them too. He is a merciful God! The Bible says God forgive us in (1 John 1:9).

14).  What is the difference between forgiving from the head/heart?

Forgiving from the head is not what God intended for us, but our heart must be involved in forgiveness, not our head. God desire us to have a pure heart when it comes to forgiveness.

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