Before the cross, the bible says "forgive so that you will be forgiven"...after the cross it's "forgive AS your Heavenly Father has forgiven you" We are now free to forgive, not as a threat, it's all about Love!
Forgiveness can be difficult. In our day-to-day people will do or say things that offend us, rather than hold a grudge – the Bible teaches us to forgive them. Having an unforgiving heart leads to bitterness, and a heart that is bitter can not love as it ought to love. Here are 14 Bible Verses on Forgiveness to encourage your heart. adiligentheart.com
Do I really believe in the value of Christ's ransom? Am I telling Jehovah that his precious son's life is insufficient to cover my sins? For more information about what the Bible really teaches about forgiveness and the ransom, visit www.jw.org.
In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7....then who am I if I do not forgive......it doesn't matter how I "feel" it's what is right that matters! When you decide to pray for those who hurt you....it's just too hard to think badly and remember the hurt.
The Bible says to let PEACE RULE in our hearts. That means to have authority over us and to be subject to it. In turn, PEACE will RULE over our stress, worries, anxieties and angers. "Opening the door" to love and forgiveness. However, peace is NOT obtained through our own achievements but through ACCEPTANCE of Jesus Christ as our LORD and Savior. JZ
John Charles Ryle (10 May 1816 – 10 June 1900) was the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool. “From his conversion [in 1837] to his burial [in 1900], J.C. Ryle was entirely one-dimensional. He was a one-book man; he was steeped in Scripture; he bled the Bible. “This is WHY his works have lasted—and will last—they bear the stamp of eternity. Today, more than a hundred years after his passing, Ryle’s works stand at the crossroads between the historic faith and modern evangelicalism."