Reading Time: 14 minutes Although I’d known the various views on immersion that churches today tend to hold, I was curious about what Christians closer to the time of Jesus thought. In this post I explore a number of their early writings, and then offer my own conclusions.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Jesus stressed the importance of forgiveness when he remarked, “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute In my reading, one quote changed my perception of life, but I’m still struggling to actualize it.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Most of us can forgive and forget—we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave! That’s tough for us as humans, because we often see in our mercy a cost to ourselves. Perhaps, we think, that cost should be directly proportional to the amount of added value that the one we forgave should now see in us. We’re very blessed that God is not like that, but…
Reading Time: < 1 minute To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee. “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Eph 4:31-32)
Reading Time: < 1 minute It takes one person to forgive; it takes two people to be reunited.