Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

Is it true that those who do not forgive others can not have there own sins forgiven?

8 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    "f you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours." - Matthew 6:14, 15

  • Misty
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Since sin doesn't exist you will have to pretend.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    That is not true because the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is not under the law.  When the Lord was talking in that part of the sermon on the mount, it was commentary on the law, as in, under law, you had to forgive to be forgiven.  But under grace, the believer in Jesus is already forgiven, so they ought to forgive.  See Ephesians 4:32.  As for getting into heaven and avoiding hell, nobody can be good enough to avoid hell.  So to avoid hell, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.  That simple.  When a person dies, they will be in heaven or hell, and they can't get out of hell if that is where they go.  To go to heaven and not go to hell, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, without adding any of your works.  Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God and who died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for all our sins, and who resurrected from the dead.  See Romans 4:5 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.

  • yesmar
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, it is not true. That "quid pro quo" definition of God's forgiveness stems from a misunderstanding of what's going on.

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  • Kin
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    That is true, if you forgive others for the sake of God then God Almighty will pardon you and will forgive your sins and He will help you enter Paradise faster on the day people enter Paradise. And if you show mercy to others, God Almighty will have mercy upon you in your afterlife as well.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is up to each case of forgiving. 

  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    No, it is not. 

  • 2 months ago

    “VATICAN CITY — Forgiving those who have caused pain or offense is not easy, Pope Francis said in his general audience

    "It is a grace that we have to ask for," because the peace offered by Christ cannot take root in a heart that is incapable of living in fraternity with others

    "So many people must pray to the Lord "to teach me to forgive as you have forgiven me." said Pope Francis. Human strength or will is not enough to be able to forgive, he said; it requires grace from the Holy Spirit.“

    So the answer is yes we must forgive, but we will fail if we attempt to do it through our own will power. We have to ask God for help”

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