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Forgiveness: God’s requirements to forgive others

Forgiveness is not a difficult biblical topic to understand. However, because humans are creatures of emotion, forgiveness becomes more complex in its application. It plays out in may angles and levels and groupings: the need to forgive others, forgive ourselves and even forgive God. In seeking resolution to even a modest offense, it can involve the offender, the offended, God (if the parties are believers) and third parties — families friends, pastors, the church, mediators, attorneys and even the police.

Not all who call themselves Christians will be among the “first fruits” unless they learn the discipline of forgiveness.

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Acts 8 — vengeance, bitterness & forgiveness; Israel & Messiah Inc.

The rebuke of Simon the Magician highlights how bitterness and resentment lead to wickedness. Yet how is vengeance a part of forgiveness and personal peace? As Acts 8 ends, the Ethiopian official asks what is now a 2,000-year-old question, Can prophecies about Israel apply to Messiah? Continue reading Acts 8 — vengeance, bitterness & forgiveness; Israel & Messiah Inc.