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Old Feb 24, '12, 12:20 pm
Dorothy Dorothy is offline
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Default Re: Forgiving thy enemies: Do any of you

Originally Posted by Eric Hyom View Post
Just some thoughts,

When Jesus spent his time on Earth, he would have lived by the greatest commandments, this would have been the greatest way he could respond to each and every situation in his life. But how did Jesus love all his neighbours as he loved himself, the ones who condemned him to death, the soldiers who crowned him with thorns and nailed him to the cross?

It seems that nothing, and no one should stand in the way of Jesus living by the greatest commandments, and we know that he prayed on the cross, ‘ forgive them Father’ It seems that every time Jesus suffered injustice here on Earth, he forgave, in order that he should continue to love the sinners as he loved himself. If Jesus can forgive the people who had him killed, then it should give us hope that we can be forgiven also. What kind of a burden do we place on Jesus with our sins?

After his resurrection does the divine nature of Jesus, follow his human nature? When Jesus ascended into heaven, does Jesus still forgive us, in order that he should continue to love each and every one of us as he loves himself?
Yes, we can be forgiven by the Lord. He even loves those who reject Him. And, He doesn't force Himself on anyone, so he allows them to have their choice if they choose not to accept His grace of repentance for their sins.

That is hell.
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