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God’s Understanding of Sin and Forgiveness

Part XII of the Forgiving and Reconciling Series We concluded our last post by noting that people don’t go to hell because God is waiting to forgive them until they repent.  When we think that’s the case, we misunderstand not … Continue reading

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Which Comes First – Forgiveness or Repentance?

Part XI of the Forgiving and Reconciling Series Which comes first: forgiveness or repentance? If that is a little too abstract, let me ask it like this: when someone sins against you, which comes first?  Forgiveness or repentance? In practice, … Continue reading

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Forgiving and Reconciling, Part IX: The Best Bible Story On Forgiveness That’s Rarely Told (And Even More Poorly Understood)

It’s the best Bible story on forgiveness that’s rarely told in churches and Sunday School lessons–and even less rarely understood. It explains why our reflecting Christ’s forgiveness to our enemies is such a crucial part of his plan to draw … Continue reading

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