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Baxter on Forgiveness 5 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Forgiveness - Part 5 of 7
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Ephesians 4:32
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's help, we'll get back to the Puritan study we began a few weeks ago. It's called Richard Baxter on Forgiveness. Forgiving others is every believer's duty. If your Heavenly Father has forgiven you your wrongs, you must forgive the wrongs others have done to you. No matter how often they've done them or how badly they've hurt you. You have no choice! A grudge will not just hinder your Christian walk, it will send you to hell! Not because I say so-or Richard Baxter either-but because the Lord says so! "If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses". You cannot go to heaven if your sins are not forgiven. But if you don't forgive others, your sins are not forgiven. Which means you cannot go to heaven unless you forgive others. To say you've got to forgive others is not the same as saying it's easy to forgive others. It never has been and never will be. Forgiving others is hard because they've offended your sense of justice, hurt your pride, and deserve to be punished. What's more, if you forgive them, you make yourself vulnerable-you open yourself up to them hurting you again. And again. And again. Peter once asked ... More >>>


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