The Importance of Forgiving

Jesus said in Matthew 6:12, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Forgiveness is what being a Christian is all about. There are basically three types of forgiveness that we need to apply to our lives—and each one is crucial in our walk with God.   Divine Forgiveness: We learn in Romans … Continue reading The Importance of Forgiving

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You’re Not a Christian Just Because You Do Good Works

There are a lot of very nice people in the world who would not hesitate to help someone if they needed help or give them money or things if they needed it. Their actions are definitely driven by love, but that alone does NOT make them a Christian. Works by itself will NOT get you into … Continue reading You’re Not a Christian Just Because You Do Good Works

What is Included in God’s Grace?

Grace and love work together since it was God’s love for us that sent Jesus to the cross so that we could attain grace and be forgiven for our sins and reunited with God. It is this grace that gives us freedom from the curse, but it is our commitment to God because of this … Continue reading What is Included in God’s Grace?

Can We Earn God’s Forgiveness?

Many religions will have us believe that we can “earn” God’s forgiveness through works - give financial aid, support those who come to us for help, and pray for those in need. And these good deeds for this purpose should stay with that religion because it is NOT a prerequisite from the Lord for forgiveness, … Continue reading Can We Earn God’s Forgiveness?

Love and Forgiveness

Many Christians think that we only need to forgive the people we love and that it's not necessary to forgive the ones who have offended us that are just acquaintances or people we really don't like anyway. Or we think that because we're King's kids we don't have to lower ourselves to forgive the people of world, after … Continue reading Love and Forgiveness

Hate the sin…hate the sinner?

It seems that lately the news is filled with horrendous crime stories and the detailed exploits of serial killers, and they remind us just how far humanity has drifted from God. Some of  these crimes are so heinous that our stomachs churn just thinking about them. But when the offender is caught and justice is served, even Christians … Continue reading Hate the sin…hate the sinner?