Explore Jesus’ teachings on forgiveness, its significance in Christian faith, and how many times one should forgive according to the scriptures.
What did Jesus say to God about forgiveness?
Jesus taught, “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you” (Mt 6:14). Peter asked Jesus how often it is necessary to forgive, and Jesus replied, “Seventy-seven times” (Mt 18:22), a number to be taken symbolically, not literally, for the never-ending way that we ought to forgive.
What is God’s standard of forgiveness?
God set the standard for forgiveness as the cross, paying the debt for our sins and the sins of every person who’s ever wronged us. So what does God require of us when we sin? It’s not satisfying a list of good deeds, but a complete surrender of our lives to the Lord.
How much does God say to forgive?
Matthew 18: 21-22 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
What is a powerful verse about forgiveness?
Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
How many sins can God not forgive?
— J.F.D. Rev. Graham: Only one sin that can’t be forgiven is on God’s list — and that is the sin of rejecting Him and refusing His offer of forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ. This alone is the unforgivable sin, because it means we are saying that the Holy Spirit’s witness about Jesus is a lie (see Luke 12:10).