Posts from the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

Forgiveness 500 Years Later

Two days ago I wrote about forgiveness, but this old teaching by Richard Baxter deserves to be heard on this topic, both eloquent and cutting. I have updated the English a little. Read more…

Forgiveness Is For Giving

As the preacher today spoke about forgiveness the thought came to me that forgiveness does not preempt justice. Read more…

Act of Active Confession

Repeating the mantra, “And forgive us for all our sins, for Christ’s sake. AMEN” falls short of spiritual standards. Words are not enough. Read more…

Correct Correction

We sometimes think that God’s forgiveness lets us off the hook. What a self-centred deception! Because you sinned other people got hurt. Read more…

Forgiveness

Forgiveness stands as an extraordinary symptom of the presence of Jesus. Today, however, I began to think that human forgiveness differs from what God does.

When God forgives sins they vanish, Read more…

I Don’t Understand People

I don’t understand people sometimes. The things they do make no sense.

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Inferiority Complex Simplified

People who have an inferiority complex live a form of self-hate. Strange as it may sound it displays arrogance. Read more…

Hard Lessons from a Strange Place

People tend to avoid the book of Leviticus. If you read it only as strange or different from your worship practice you surely miss much. Much in the first chapters of Leviticus is devoted to sacrifices dealing with sin.

God set out that sin requires some “sacrifice”, some act to complete forgiveness. Today religion has reduced confession to a set prayer spoken every Sunday, and forgiveness as words by the priest after the prescribed prayer finishes.

What’s missing? Read more…

Weeding

Manitoba maple trees produce thousands of seeds every year. They fly everywhere. The seeds germinate easily. So yesterday I went out to remove them from my privet hedge at the back.

The job multiplied. When you start pulling out one “weed” you find more. As we read in Hebrews 12:1, “Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us” (Amplified Bible). Read more…

When God Ran

Joe Quatrone, Jr. wrote an article on May 11, 2012 referring to the prodigal son. His point reminds the reader that we, as adopted into the family of God (Romans 8:15), become real family. Amazing in itself, it multiplies with significance because the “natural” Son Jesus not only has no jealousy toward us, but looks for more people to adopt in! I add these thoughts: Read more…