When I was saved some many years ago, I was taught that Gods Gift of Salvation and the forgiveness of my sins was free for the asking. But is the gift free? Jesus paid the ultimate price of degradation, extreme physical abuse, torture, He bore every humiliation, sin, grief and afirmity and suffered death on a cross - He defeated death snatched the keys to Hades and returned from death to spend time with His disciples and to give them instruction (marching orders). He ascended into heaven where He is seated at the right hand of the Father until that appointed time for His return. His price was dear, He paid the ultimate price. I believe that His Gift of Salvation is free to anyone who would believe, and accept Him as Lord of thier life and personal Saviour. But the Forgiveness of our sins! In the Bible we are taught that the forgiveness of sin has a price. Mark 11:25 - 26 /(25) And when ye stand praying,forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive your tresspases. (26) But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Jesus was willing to take on our sins and transgressions, to forgive us. And it is our obligation to be of a forgiving spirit towards others. The price we pay for the forgiveness of our sins is our willingness to forgive others. Jesus said if we are unwilling to forgive others than our Father in heaven will not forgive us! What is your take on this, and why is this not taught in churches today?