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You’re reading a book on, say, energy sources; and hidden within a couple of disparate discussions you come across brief, almost throw-away statements. I hope, if you read this, you will be encouraged to read the complete study. We can only learn the power of forgiveness by doing it. %PDF-1.3 <> Biblical forgiveness may seem impossible, but with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26, Jeremiah 32:17). stream �E�c�a�@M�e���r��y�ߜH��8+�O���_�LQ"e3���S�r*ɤ/�� �/�/��#�8]���"Nl��皟27���lՐ"k@v �^��Ʊ��H=@?ں���!e�Yۯf�ǖ���������^Q9�]�w��v��4J���J�7�?��1!������5>i�od8H������>��'R���-M�g�8O�f�}~c�s$jB6 ����c��&�O��eQ. Let’s start by examining what guilt is. Biblical Concepts of Forgiveness Brian Mustain FWC retreat, Lake Williamson, Illinois, 30 July 2012 I begin this teaching on forgiveness with a nod toward Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. A dictionary definition of guilt might be something like: “the fact or state of having done wrong.” However, guilt is much more than a fact or state of being. %�쏢 2 THE CALL TO FORGIVENESS The concept of forgiveness is a prominent topic in the biblical revelation. %PDF-1.3 Forgiveness is critical for healthy relationships with others and ourself. K��ꗢ)zI.�(r����^�ci�XN�__��CIv|4d�$���33����-L���������\��c��-��_o>mvY ������3o�]���9��X|j�����LӵY�3�w��7I��I�b{���G��_�Ij�{�m�so����^����C��,���ɿϿߤuV��p��� �7�}b;jc�"ߞ�GGߋ׸w�v��b�%i����n���!���5���us+`��-�,wC�&�w0����W���W��:k��?��W�'yU�UV6ؾ,H����i������]Rf]�5���EV�f�O�*+ڲv�I�˯I��$g�b�]f�$3�h BIBLICAL FORGIVENESS By Dr. Kent A. 4 0 obj Field Ó 1997 Topical Study There are many people in the world today who profess to be Christians, “followers of the Christ”, who like many people have been wronged by someone. When biblical forgiveness is recognized to be impossible from a human perspective, then believers realize the necessity of relying on God to help them forgive others. Biblical Forgiveness - Are There Two Types? Summary This is a quick summary of this study on Biblical forgiveness - the real solution to guilt. !\��+��F���Bz�z�E�.�s"�V?0�_����7h@SG�-RVG��py�/���W��;���Gg�,~R=nm�v��z�?an#v��� 6�dT|B$F/��"�����P��U�IM�� �P^,�C�6���a�9w�!ʳ���!9��n�E:�%��@#b���]��}~ci���$]�@��F�h��O@,�` ߱�c They’ve been taken for granted or worse. 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ESfu���X}�n�G�>iZ����8}ֳ��8�柜\Nvw�ŭ����|N:z�f�(��{X%�ȵ˳Bz4�ka���%+w],Dـ. Forgiveness restores us to peace, freeing us to move forward in our life. Forgiveness is more of a Christ-like act than even serving in the church or a ministry because it is how we, as Christians, represent Jesus to the world. %��������� And no one can do it for us, Jesus forgives us so we must forgive others. The idea of forgiveness is not new. They’ve been mistreated and abused. Chapter Two - Biblical Forgiveness 13 Chapter Three - Forgive Those Who Want To Be Forgiven 21 Chapter Four - Letting It Go 29 Last Word 33 . 5 0 obj }���5�{�|5。�qk�0t?5m�qx������� �Pd�m�@/B� 6I �̽� 7�F���So#>�D�q����N�G*�ng�;�Zf��UL˼����v$7?��8����i*������^�C�j��� ~:��- << /Length 5 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode >> stream B I B L I C A L F O R G I V E N E S S Page 1 Dedication I want to dedicate this book to all of Gods children who have at one time or another struggled with the idea of forgiveness. Pretend it’s the early 20th century. x��Zmoܸ����藬 Just remember, as a Christian, you are already forgiven by God, through the sacrifice of His Son.