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Baxter on Forgiveness 6 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Forgiveness - Part 6 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 study we began a few weeks ago. It's called Richard Baxter on Forgiveness. For believers in Christ, forgiveness is not an option. It is a command of God, binding all of His people in times, places-and circumstances. He never says "Forgive unless you've been hurt too badly", or, "Forgive unless you've been hurt too often". He simply says, "Forgive men their trespasses". There are no exceptions to the rule. We know that because-when Man was at his worst-Jesus Christ said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do". You must forgive others. You have no choice. You can't go to heaven unless you forgive others. Our Lord said so, "Unless you forgive men their trespasses, my Father in Heaven will not forgive your trespasses". It is that serious. You need to act on it without further delay. You don't know if you'll wake up tomorrow morning-nobody does! But if you "let the sun go down on your wrath, you give place to the devil"-and put your soul in grave danger. Jesus Christ wants you to forgive someone. Why don't you obey Him? Whatever the person did to you, whatever he's doing to you, whatever he may do to you in the ... More >>>

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