Tag Archives: Forgiveness

7 Spiritual Tests

The book of 1 John was written for four stated purposes: (1) “that your joy may be full” (1:4); (2) “so that you may not sin” (2:1); (3) “concerning those who try to deceive you” (2:26); (4) “that you may … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: The Merciful

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7). It is reported that Mohandas Gandhi once told the British Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin: “When your country and mine shall get together on the teachings laid down by … Continue reading

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In The News: To Forgive Is Divine

University of Oklahoma President David Boren expelled two students, in early March, for their racist chants at a fraternity activity.  Levi Pettit was one of those students. Anastasia Pittman, a state senator, Oklahoma’s only black state senator, saw the leaked … Continue reading

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Where is the Stigma?

“One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation none of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the LORD” (Deuteronomy 23:2). It certainly was not the fault of the illegitimate offspring … Continue reading

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Four Helps/Incentives from Hebrews 4

 “Let us therefore be diligent to enter into that rest, lest anyone  fall according to the same example of disobedience.”   Hebrews 4:11  What helps, or incentives do we have to stay on track? 1.  The powerful word of God (Hebrews 4:12)   … Continue reading

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Parables: Forgiveness

“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.” – Thomas Fuller “Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Are you acquainted with the name Benjamin Rush?  If so, you are an exception to the rule.  He is not so well-known today.  But, Benjamin Rush was a great man in many respects.  In fact, Encyclopedia Britannica says of him, … Continue reading

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Seven Sayings From The Cross: Forgiveness

An injustice had been done.  An innocent man had been condemned to die a horrible death by crucifixion.  Humanity cruelly mocked, ridiculed, and laughed him to scorn while he was in pain and agony.  One could understand why such a … Continue reading

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