Forgiveness

There are two types of forgiveness according to bible. 1. God’s pardon of our sins and 2. Our obligation to pardon others.

    When Adam and Eve committed mistakes, God provided a way for us to be forgiven so that we will not suffer in Hell. God said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, NIV). So, He sent Jesus to the world as a sacrifice for our sins. Jesus died on the cross, taking the punishment due us. On the third day, He rose again and because of His sacrifices we receive the forgiveness of God.

    Forgiveness is not only of God, but of others too. God said forgive those who wronged us. If we receive forgiveness from God, we must give it to others who have sin us. It does not matter who is the offender and the offended. Forgiveness means releasing the event from God’s hand and moving on. Sometimes, we act beastly when we get hurt; we must open our heart and forget about those things. That does not mean we must forget the offense, however; usually that’s beyond our power. What God want us is to leave it to Him and God will judge them. Listed below are some verses about forgiveness.

Matthew 6:14-15 New International Version

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Hebrews 4:16 New International Version

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Matthew 11:28 New International Version

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Psalm 55:22 New International Version

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.”

1 John 2:1 New International Version

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.”

1 John 1:9 New International Version

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Acts 3:19 New International Version

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”

Isaiah 43:25-26 New International Version

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.”

Romans 8:1 New International Version

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,”

Isaiah 1:18 New International Version

“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”"

2 Corinthians 5:17 New International Version

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

Ephesians 1:7 New International Version

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”

Hebrews 10:17 New International Version

“Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”"

Daniel 9:9 New International Version

“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him;”

Colossians 1:13-14 New International Version

“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

Psalm 103:12 New International Version

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”