ADVERTISING
 
Tuesday, July 16   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 

 
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Society
Should Christians join social protests?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Jaime Fernandez
 

70x7

No one in the world has shown more willingness to forgive every human being than God.

FINISH LINE AUTHOR Jaime Fernández 22 APRIL 2018 18:00 h GMT+1
Japan and Germany were in the opening ceremony of the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952. / Wikimedia Commons.

The Second World War was one of the most terrible pages ever written in human history. The two main "aggressors", GERMANY and JAPAN, were expelled from the Olympics because of the deaths they had caused.



They were eventually re-admitted to the Helsinki Olympic Games of 1952, although there was still opposition from many. Fortunately, the power of forgiveness was stronger than the recent memories.



Someone once said that forgiveness is God's business. Though that isn't 100% true (never forget that God is just and his justice is always manifest and real), it does say a great deal about his character, for the simple reason that no one in the world has shown more willingness to forgive every human being than God.



No-one would die for an enemy, and yet that is what God did for us. If he forgave us, how can we refuse to forgive others?



Forgiving the one who has hurt us is one of the hardest things we are asked to do. But we have no right to harbour bitterness or refuse to forgive the one who asks, because God didn't do that with us.



And, in our turn, we must also accept the forgiveness offered by others. That doesn't mean that when we do wrong we shouldn't accept the consequences, or if we have stolen or damaged something we shouldn't make restitution.



All evil has consequences, and even though God forgives us, justice demands that we suffer the negative consequences of our actions.



This is God's greatest lesson: just as we needn't go through anyone to receive God's forgiveness (God forgives us individually, without intermediaries), we too should forgive others.



How many times? Jesus himself gave us the answer: unconditional, unlimited forgiveness. That's the kind of forgiveness we should show others. Is there anyone you need to forgive?


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - - 70x7
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’ IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’

Students, graduates and staff of the global evangelical student movement reflected together on how the books of Luke and Acts apply to today's universities.

 
Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission

Photos of the Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Forum, celebrated in Manila.

 
European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference

Images of the fifth EFN gathering. Experts, activists, counsellors and church leaders met in Pescara, Italy.

 
Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference

Evangelical leaders from across Europe meet in Wisla (Poland) to network for mission in a range of fields. The vision is to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe.

 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
VIDEO Video
 
Evangelical students from around the world gather in South Africa Evangelical students from around the world gather in South Africa

A short video summary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) World Assembly, July 3-10.

 
GWF in Manila: “Kingdom building requires global collaboration” GWF in Manila: “Kingdom building requires global collaboration”

850 from 108 countries met for the Global Workplace Forum, June 25-29. The gathering was organised by the Lausanne Movement. “Every workplace is a place of ministry”.

 
Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer
At the invitation of hundreds of churches in Spain, the Luis Palau Association are sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in Madrid, June 15-23, 2019, through numerous outreach events and a 2-day family festival in the heart of the city.
 
Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure

The milestone represents an important point in the nonprofit’s 40-year legacy.

 
What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context? What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context?

Espen Ottosen talks about the truths Christians should share with people who have little knowledge and/or many prejudices about Christian belief.  

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.