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The Museum of Biblical History in Collierville, Tennessee, is entering a period of transition. After several years in service as our Executive Director, Jacob Shock has resigned from that post. All of us who have come to appreciate his presence on our town square and the contributions he has made to the advancement of the museum wish him well as he moves on to new opportunities and
In part No. 1 of this discussion (Sept. 29, 2014), "Forgiveness -- Repentance a Requisite?" I answered the first of these two questions: 1) Must unrepented sin be forgiven by God and/or man? 2) What ought the posture/attitude of the offended party be toward an offender who gives no evidence of a desire for forgiveness?
My answer to that first question was no. I know of no evidence
In order for one of us to forgive another, must that other person genuinely repent of the wrong he or she has done us? What if a person who has wronged us shows no sign of a change of heart (repentance) and will not ask us for forgiveness?
Best to answer these questions with the answers to two more: 1) Must unrepented sin be forgiven by God and/or
Have you ever heard someone say, "Sure, I'll forgive him -- the day he pays me back everything he took!" Forgiveness doesn't work that way. It is not likely anyone will ever be able to compensate us fully for the wrong they have done us, even if they wish to do so. We will have to forego payback if we are going to forgive.
God Himself does not
Recent Comments by Don Bassett
- October 17, 2014 on Forgiveness and Payback