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Baxter on Forgiveness 2 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Forgiveness - Part 2 of 7
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Ephesians 4:32
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with the help of God's Spirit, we'll continue the Puritan study we began last week. It's Richard Baxter on Forgiveness. The Lord wants you to forgive others. On this point, the Bible could not be clearer. Our verse commands forgiveness. Good men practiced it; bad men rejected it; and-somehow or other-your forgiveness depends on forgiving others, "If you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will forgive your trespasses. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses". Because forgiving others is so important, you'd think it would be a top priority for every believer. But, of course, it isn't. Many Christians are not forgiving; they hold grudges and wish others ill. Are you this way? If you are, I can only refer you to the words of our Lord. Having so freely received forgiveness yourself, you ought to freely give it to others. But this is easier said than done. It's hard to let go. It's easier to justify a grudge than to repent of it. But repent, you must. Here's where the old Puritan is so helpful. Richard Baxter offers a lot of good advice on learning how to forgive those who've done you wrong. Last week, we ... More >>>

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