forgiveness

Philippines
January 27, 2009 1:47am CST
the Bible tells us to forgive someone seventy seven times. until when should we really forgive people who do the same wrong things to you over and over again?
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@shamsta19 (3225)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Hey to forgive is divine. Human nature also would dictate if someone kept wronging you, you'd avoid this in the future. I'd forgive that person but do everything in my power to make sure he/she didn't wrong me again. No one is going to let themselves be taken advantage of, forgiveness or not.
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• United States
27 Jan 09
I look at it this way if someone is hurting me over and over again then they shouldnt be apart of my life. I forgive them and I move on from the situation and the feelings surrounding it. Forgivness isnt always easy but in the long run its the best solution. If you continue to let the bad in then you let the pain keep comming into your life. Forgive the persons actions but dont forget what they did so that you wont let it happen again.
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@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
27 Jan 09
joycemiranda, In the first place, how many times have you asked God to forgive you? Just how many times did He forgive you? Did He ever stop and not forgive you for some of your mistakes, sins and transgressions? So, if one would be simplistic here, God would expect to be equally tolerant and as forgiving as Him. For tolerance is not only a virtue but an essential one as well for all relationships to work. Love sets the criteria for real tolerance. Real tolerance can’t exist apart from judgment and discernment in response to individual and social evil. “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9) Take care.
• Singapore
27 Jan 09
kedves, Then let me ask you what is being promised to you in the first place? Can you recall 1 John 1:9? Still not reassuring enough? How about Colossians 1:13-14? Just don't go about blindly and obliviously to what is happening in your everyday life. To say that you do not forgive is simply telling everyone around you that you are an intolerable individual and that there is no remission for any mistake that might take place between them and you. Really, are you that unforgivable?
@imfr33 (98)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Well, you have your choice. You can forgive & forget, but there's definitely a consequence for that person who always wronged you, i mean like it will take some time for them to get back our trust. I think Jesus already showed an example for us on how we should forgive. Just imagine if He's short-tempered and impatient like us, we could all be wiped out already :) Good thing He's so loving. It just shows how gracious and merciful He is!
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Jan 09
hi joyce..forgiveness is just easy to say that he had forgiven someone..but in reality he did not..since actions speak louder than words...its in human nature i guess to hold grudge and everything we are not perfect i guess its Jesus who can forgive in the true sense of the word than us..it takes a while to do so i guess...it takes time...depending on the situation that may arises..it varies..
@srbollar (259)
• United States
28 Jan 09
All of us should forgive anyone who wrongs us an infinite amount of times. It says in the Lord's prayer "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us". God forgives us as we forgive others. So if we don't forgive people, God's forgiveness won't extend over us. ~JESUS LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO!~
• United States
28 Jan 09
The thing about forgiveness is that it's good for both parties involved. Those who refuse to forgive very often become miserable people. Those who are not forgiven usually eventually accept it and move on.
@jonivl (15)
• United States
28 Jan 09
The number 7 has significance in the Jewish culture. It symbolizes wholeness and completion. So when Christ said to forgive 70x7, it meant to forgive completely and eternally. However, that does not mean we are to be doormats or allow ourselves to be treated badly. We forgive the wrong and take actions to prevent further wrongs when necessary. I believe that God wants us to forgive, not just for the benefit of the wrong-doer, but for our own benefit. Harboring bitterness is unhealthy spiritually, mentally and physically.
@PRIYANK1992 (1678)
• India
27 Jan 09
Yeah I prefer to forgive somebody either he is sinner or innocent.My principle is to "Forgive and forget".I does like god.God also forgives the mistakes of his worshipers.