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Seeking Forgiveness

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by ktn4eg, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

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    If you have sinned against a person, I've been told that you really aren't completely forgiven of that sin until you not only are forgiven by God, but also by that person against whom you've sinned.

    Two questions arise:

    1. If the person against whom you've sinned does not forgive you, are you completely forgiven of that sin?

    2. Does this also apply to so-called "sins of the heart" (such as outlined on Matthew 5:21-28), i.e., must you also seek forgiveness from the brother with whom you were angry and/or the woman toward which you have lusted if either sin went no further than "the heart"?
     
  2. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob New Member

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    You going to walk up to some woman and tell her you been lusting after her. I bet her husband help you out in the repenting department. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  3. J. Jump

    J. Jump New Member

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    If you have sought out the person that you have wronged and have asked for their forgiveness then you have done as you are commanded and forgiveness is up to them. If they choose not to forgive you that is own them and not on you.
     
  4. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    So God's forgivness hinges on what man does?
     
  5. Marcia

    Marcia Active Member

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    Being forgiven by God and being forgiven by man are not the same thing. Being truly forgiven means being forgiven by God and this means your sin is no longer counted against you. Of course, this can only come through faith in Christ.

    Not being forgiven by a person doesn't keep you from being forgiven by God. I see them as 2 separate things, and I disagree with the belief that you are not completely forgiven unless the person you sinned against forgives you. What if the person you sinned against is dead and you don't realize the sin against them until after their death? You can't get forgiveness from them.

    If God forgives you (and the Bible tells us He will, through Christ, if we confess), then you are forgiven.
     
  6. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    Marcia, I agree.
     
  7. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob New Member

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    You all messed it up. I wanted to see what happened when he went up to some woman and ask for forgiveness for lusting after her. shoot!!!
     
  8. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Who told you this and where did they find this in Scripture?

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  9. canadyjd

    canadyjd New Member

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    lol:applause:

    peace to you:praise:
     
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