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Topic: Forgive (Forgiveness)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-05-11
Forgiveness of Others & From God: Could you talk about the dynamics and conditions of our responsibility to forgive others and God's forgiveness of us? [Mark 11:25, Luke 17:3, Matthew 18:16, 2 Corinthians 5:19, I John 1:9, Jeremiah 17:5, Psalm 146:3-7, Luke 6:28, Matthew 5:44].



2021-04-22
God Wants to Save Hitler: How do you answer why God would want to save really terrible people such as, Hitler? [Mark 2:17].



2021-04-21
Ask for Help or to be Forgiven?: Could you clarify what one needs to do to be saved? My Baptist pastor says I just need to ask for help, not to be forgiven, but my Catholic background teaches confession. [I John 1:7-9, Matthew 6:9-13].



2021-04-14
Christian View of Forgiveness: Could you expound on the Christian view of forgiveness, and if we have the right to forgive someone who has hurt another? [Acts 5:10].



2021-03-19
Ask for Forgiveness-Continually or Once: Could you help me understand some of these verses in I John that seem to allow for the belief that we don't need to continue to ask for forgiveness of sin? [I John 1:7-9, I John 2:2, I John 10, John 3:17-21, James 4:2-3].
End Times View a Salvation Issue: Is one's view of "end times" a secondary issue and not an issue of salvation?


2021-03-15
Struggling with Repentance & Being Forgiven: Caller suggests that one read Acts 2:38, if they are struggling with repentance [Acts 2:38].
Lamb's Book of Life: What do you think is written on the back of the "Lamb's Book of Life"? [Revelation 5:1, Revelation 3, Revelation 6, Matthew 23:32],
Book of Life: When is the "Book of Life" opened? [Revelation 20:12].

2021-03-12
Great White Throne of Judgment: If we are all absolved of all our sin when we come to Christ, then what is the "Great White Throne of Judgment" for? [I Corinthians 11:31, Luke 19:12].



2021-03-05
God's Forgiveness as Opposed to the State's: If someone had killed someone, and the law didn't know who did it, would that now repentant believer be required to turn himself in?
Church Responsibility Regarding Injustice: If a church recognizes and acknowledges injustices (as with racial and economic), what is their responsibility? [Micah 6:8, I Corinthians 5:12].


2021-02-18
When Someone Won't Forgive: What do you do if someone who you have wronged refuses to forgive you? [Matthew 5:21-34, Romans 12:18].
Trusting Those Who Have Wronged You: If you forgive someone for a wrong they have done, are you obligated to trust them again?


2021-02-05
Intentional Murder Forgiven: If I committed intentional murder before I was saved, how does, "no murderer shall inherit the kingdom" apply to me? [Galatians 5:21, John 9:11]. (Steve shares a story or 2 about call(s) related to this one.)



2021-01-07
Clergy Who Forgive Sins of Others: What do you think about ministers, priests, and other clorgy, who claim to forgive the sins of others? [John 20:23].



2020-12-31
Forgiveness Toward Others & From God: Could you clarify if these two verses in Matthew & Ephesians about forgiveness mean the same thing, or are they different in meaning? [Matthew 6:14-15, Ephesians 4:32, James 3:2, I John 1:9, I John 2:2, Matthew 18].



2020-12-22
Having to Answer for Our Past Sins: If God instituted the new covenant, and our sins are remembered no more, are we still going to have to still answer for our sins? [Jeremiah 31:34, 2 Corinthians 5:10, I Peter 1:17, James 2:14-18, I Corinthians 11:31, I John 1:7-9].



2020-12-16
Enormity of God's Forgiveness & Universal Reconciliation: Caller comments on the enormity of some people's ability to forgive, thus, it supports the idea of God's love and Universal Reconciliation.
From the Devil or the Flesh: How does one tell what is actually of the devil, rather than one's own selfishness or flesh? [John 8:44, I Peter 5:8].


2020-11-30
Neither Will Your Father Forgive Your Trespasses: Could you clarify what is meant by "if you do to forgive, neither will your Father forgive you"? [Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:34].



2020-11-16
Paul Changing His Mind About the Coppersmith: Could you clarify why in one instance Paul seems to want God to get Alexande the Coppersmith, but later seems to sift his thinking to the opposite [2 Timothy 4:14-17, Psalm 129:19-21].



2020-11-03
Adding to the Word of God: Is it wrong to add words to the Lord's Prayer, as some of the translations don't have the same words?



2020-10-05
Forgiving & Forgiving Oneself: Is the reference to the necessity of being forgiving or God won't forgive us, apply also to "forgiving oneself"? [Matthew 6:14-15].



2020-09-30
Judas' Repentance: Do you think that had Judas repented, he would've been forgiven?
Mind, Consciousness, Spirit: Do you think that the mind or consciousness is the same as our spirit? [Hebrews 4:12].


2020-09-21
Quandry, "Remember Sins No More", but a still a Judgment Seat: If God says He will remember our sins no more, then why do we have to stand before the judgment seat? [Jeremiah 31:31-34, 2 Corinthians 5: 10, Psalm 103:10].



2020-09-02
Christ Dying for Our Sins, Past, Present, Future: Did Christ's suffering on the cross include feeling the pain of my sins, as He actually felt them at that moment also-sort of outside of time? [Revelation 18:8].
Jesus' Amount of Suffering Due to Enormity of Sins He bore: Did Jesus suffer more on the cross because He was suffering for such an infinite number sins? [Revelation 13:8].


2020-08-21
Forgiven for All, Then Why Judgment: If we are forgiven of all our sins, past, present, and future, then why would we have to stand before the Great White Throne of Judgment? [I John 1:7-9, Romans 6:15].
The Lord's Prayer Once a Week for Forgiveness: If you say The Lord's Prayer once a week, it that enough cover the sins you have committed during the week? [1 John 1:7].


2020-08-18
One Person, Jesus, Justifying All: How did could one person's death (Jesus') provide the justice necessary to forgive all mankind of all their sin? [Romans 3, Ephesians 2:15, 2 Corinthians 5, I Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:6, John 15:1-6].
Justification of All Sin by One Man: How can it be "just" to have Jesus bear all sin in His one body ?


2020-08-18
Not Under the Law, Yet Must Confess our Sins: Because I struggle with worrying about my sins, and getting God's forgivenss, could you help me sort the duality in scripture of not being "under the law" and yet we are to "confess our sins"? [1 John 1:9, Romans 6:14, I Corinthians 9:20-21, I John 3:4, Matthew 6:9-13, I John 3:4, Galatians 5:16].



2020-08-14
Scripture Fulfilled in Christ: Do you have any lectures or documents available on your site about the Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled in Christ?
Guilt in Scripture: What does scripture teach about guilt? [Romans 1:28, I John 1:7-9].


2020-08-12
Pastors Forgiving Sins: Caller defends pastors forgiving the congregants sins. [John 20:23].
Children's Sinfulness: Regarding a previous call about children being sinful from the beginning.


2020-08-11
Pastors Forgiving Sins in Church: Caller comments on the inappropriateness of church pastors pronouncing the forgiveness of their congregants sins. [John 20:23].



2020-07-20
Binding, Losing, Forgiving, Remitting, Retaining Sins: Could you help me understand the phrases about "forgiving, remitting and retaining sins", and "binding and losing" things on earth? [Matthew 16:19, Matthew 18:18, John 20:23].



2020-07-15
Be Angry or Don't Be Angry: Could you explain why the scripture says to be angry, but also not be angry? [Matthew 5:22, Ephesians 4:26, Mark 3:5].



2020-07-08
Remitting and Forgiving of Other's Sins: Could you talk about the verse about "the remitting of sins" or the forgiving of other's sins in John? [ John 20:23].



2020-06-26
Guilt and Past Sin: Caller comments for the sake of those struggling with guilt over past sin.
Animals Vegetarian Initially: Do you think that Genesis indicates that initially animals did not eat one another? [Genesis 1:30].


2020-06-17
"Father, Forgive Them"-Manuscript Variance: The "Father, forgive them..." verse does not appear in all of the manuscripts, would you speak to that? [Luke 23:34].



2020-06-12
Roman Empire & Julius Caesar: Wasn't Julius Caesar the last King?
Trinity and the Church: Can you help me sort through the theology of trinity and if the church is actually part of the trinity? [John 10:30, John 17:21-23, John 3:18, John 10:30, I John 5:5, Ephesians 1:23, Ephesians 5:30, I Corinthians 12].
Forgiving Those That Don't Repent: Can you help me sort out if we are required to forgive someone even if they don't repent? [Ephesians 4:32, Ephesians 5:1, Luke 17:3, Mark 11:25].

2020-06-11
God Loves Unconditionally: Dennis Prager says that God cannot love unconditionally? What do you say to that?
God Who Punishes, but Loves Unconditionally: In light of the idea that God loves unconditionally, but chooses to punish the sinful, doesn't make sense to me. We seem to unnecessarily ascribe human characteristics to Him. Can you clarify?


2020-06-04
Unforgivable Sin and Not for Me, but Against Me: Would you explain Matthew 12, about "who is not for me is against me" and the "unforgivable sin"? [Matthew 12:22-37].



2020-06-03
Forgiveness Required: In light of the scripture that requires that we are to be forgiving, what does it look like to forgive in a variety of situations-great to small? [Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:15-17, Luke 23:34].



2020-05-27
Jesus-The Propitiation: Is Jesus the propitiation for the sins of the whole world, for all time? [I John 2:2].
Gospel in a Nutshell for Evangelism: What would be the best way to put the gospel in a nutshell for evangelism?


2020-05-26
Jesus or God Judging: Can you unpack the scriptures on Jesus actively judging, and God being the ultimate judge? [John 5:22, John 12, I Corinthians 15, Revelation 3:21].
Forgiveness at the Cross, Judgment Later: When Jesus plead that God forgive them at the crucifixion, does that mean they just escaped being judged then, but will still face later judgment.[Luke 23:34].


2020-05-26
Judgment at the Bema Seat: Regarding the Bema Seat and giving account of our sins, will we be judged on our works and not on our repented and forgiven sins? [I Corinthians 11:31, I John 1:9].
Living a Lazy Christian Life: Do you think that if we simply live an undisciplined or lazy Christian life, not necessarily living in flagrant sin, it will also be counted against us at the judgment? [Revelation 3:15, Matthew 13:37-38].


2020-05-07
Propitiation is God Being Paid-off: If Jesus was the "propitiation", and propitiation means a pay-off, was requiring a God paid off? [I John 2:2].
Sin Already Forgiven: If our debt was paid by God, then are our sins forgiven past, present, and future, requiring no further repentance? [I John 5:12].


2020-05-06
Penal Substitution, Required Payment, Parable of Unjust Servant: Would you comment on Penal Substitution-the idea of God requiring payment for the forgiving of sins and its relationship to the parable of the unjust servant? Why could He have just not forgiven without requiring payment? [2 Corinthians 5:19, Luke 16:1-13, Titus 1:2, Romans 3:25f].



2020-04-22
Repentant Suicide & Forgiveness: Is there anything in the Bible that addresses the ramifications if someone asks for forgiveness just before they commit suicide? [Isaiah 29:13].



2020-04-21
Obligation to Adulterous Wife: Am I obligated to continue my relationship with my wife, who committed adultery, even if she has repented? I have forgiven her, but find it difficult to continue with her.



2020-03-17
Denying Christ: Didn't Peter deny Christ, but was still allowed to follow Christ? If we try to save someone by denying Christ, like our child, God would know we didn't mean it, right? [Matthew 10:33, John 21].



2020-03-09
Forgiven Sins-Past, Present & Future: Do you agree with Dr. Michael Brown in that only our past sin is forgiven when we are converted to Christ, and future sin requires repentance? [2 Peter 1:9, I John 7, 9].



2020-02-24
Justification of Sin Using Biblical Examples: What do you think about someone who justifies their sinful behavior, such as, adultery, by using Bible examples and characters, such as David, who God clearly loved and forgave?



2020-02-07
Judgment for What: If our sins are forgiven when we are saved, why do we need to judged later? [I Corinthians 3:10, 5:10, Titus 3:14, Romans 2:6f, 14:10, I Peter 1:17, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Matthew 16, 25:31].
Separate Judgments for Saved and Unsaved: Are there two separate judgments? One for the saved, and one for the unsaved? [Matthew 25:31].


2019-12-30
Repenting & Forgiving: Why does Jesus say to confront a person who has sinned against you & if he repents, forgive him, in Luke, but in Matthew & Mark He just seems to say we need to unilaterally forgive them? [Luke 17:3, Matthew 6:14-15, Mark 11:25]



2019-11-19
Forgiving Other's Sins: Would you comment on the passage about forgiving other's sins? [John 20:23].



2019-10-18
When Ongoing Forgiveness is Required: How do you forgive someone for who they are, not just what they have done, but how they continue to hurt others? [I Peter 4:19, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 4:18].



2019-10-16
Forgiveness of a Murderer: What do you think of the current event of Amber Guyger and Botham Jean and the way his brother forgave the perpetrator?
Jesus' Body in Heaven: Is Jesus body in heaven an actual flesh and bones body now?


2019-10-15
God's Forgiveness: Scripture says that one needs to forgive, to be forgiven, but also says that if you don't forgive someone, God won't forgive them either. Can you clarify? [John 20, Matthew 16 & 18].



2019-10-04
Forgiveness & Trust: Do people have to ask for forgiveness before we forgive? Or should we just forgive?



2019-08-07
"No More Sacrifice for Sin": I'm concerned about how this verse about "no more sacrifice for sin" and how it may apply to me. Though I have repented, have I trodden on the truth so much so, that I can't be forgiven? [Hebrew 10:26,17-18, 8:13,Jeremiah 31].



2019-07-29
Forgiveness: Have I really forgiven someone if I still don't want to see them? [Jeremiah 17:5-8, Mark 11:24, Matthew 18:15-18].



2019-07-17
Your Sins Are Forgiven: When Jesus said, "Rise up and walk", wasn't it easier to say that, than to say "Your sins are forgiven"? [Matthew 9:5-7, Luke 5:23-25]



2019-07-10
People in Heaven Watching Over Us: Is there any scriptural support for the idea that beloved departed ones in heaven may be looking down and watching over us? [Hebrews 12:1].
Forgive Them: "Forgive them, for they know not what they do" appears to be translated directly from the Greek as "forgive them not, for they know what they do?" - which way is it? [Luke 23:34].


2019-07-02
Forgiven Sin: Can sin in progress be forgiven, or do you have to complete the sin and ask for forgiveness when it is done?



2019-07-01
Forgiveness of a Repetitive Offender: What obligation do we have to continue to accept unacceptable behavior and lack of responsibility of a sibling?



2019-06-07
Forgiveness & Remission of Sins: Is there a difference between the forgiveness of sins & the remissions of sins?



2019-06-06
Do Christians Need to Ask for Forgiveness: Does this verse actually apply to non-Christians, particularly since this seems to be written to unbelievers? Do we need to continue to ask for forgiveness of sins, once we have been saved? [I John 1:8, 9, 2:1, 18, Matthew 6:9-13].



2019-06-05
Forgiveness: How to really forgive someone who has hurt you, and not just say that you do?



2019-05-24
Finding truth & not traditions: How do you genuinely find the truth? [John 14:6]
Repenting over & over again: Do we have to continue ask God to forgive us once we are forgiven?


2019-05-13
Restitution: If Jesus paid it all on our behalf, do we still have to make restitution? [Luke 19, Matthew 5:25-26].



2019-04-26
Salvation: When Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them for they know not what they do", doesn't that indicate that all will be saved? The parable of the prodigal son [Luke 15:11-32, 23:34]



2019-04-18
God's Anger & Vengefulness: How does one understand and align the anger of God relative to the gentleness of Jesus? [Genesis 9:6, John 18:36]
Death Penalty-Justice: How can one justify putting to a criminal to death, but not be supportive of abortion, with the 'right to life' reasoning?


2019-04-10
Repentance and Restitution: If one has hurt others in their past, how should one handle trying to make it up to them and make restitution?



2019-04-08
Remitting Other's Sin: What does this scripture mean; "Whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; and whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained.” [ John 20:23, John 20:22]?



2019-03-15
Forgiveness & Unforgiveness: If you don't tell someone that you forgive them before they die, are you lost? What is forgiveness and reconciliation for? [Mark 11:25].



2019-01-29
"They know not what they do": What did Jesus mean when he said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do!"? A lot of people don't know what they are doing, but are still guilty of sinning! [Luke 23:34]



2019-01-29
Continuously Repenting: I was told that if we repent & accept Jesus, we no longer need to repent or ask for forgiveness anymore. Is this true?



2019-01-17
Suicide: If someone who was seeking God commits suicide, and goes to hell because of his suicide, then does God take into consideration the people still praying for them? [Luke 16:19-31].



2019-01-16
Suicide: Is the verse about our bodies being a temple and the defiling of the temple resulting in destruction, actually about suicide not being forgiven? [I Corinthians 3: 16-17].



2019-01-14
Too Many Sins: Can one commit one too many sins, resulting in no more forgiveness? [Hebrews 12].



2019-01-11
Forgiveness & Anger: Jesus forgave people as He was being nailed on the cross, who was He forgiving? What about being angry, but not sinning, and not letting the sun set on your anger? [Ephesians 4:26, Luke 23:34]



2019-01-07
Judgment vs Forgiveness: Would you harmonize the contradictory ideas that we will stand before the judgment seat of Christ & answer for our deeds, but then He said that won't remember our sins ... they will be far as the east is to the west? [Psalm 103:12, Romans14:12-13, Matthew 7:2, 12:36 2 Corinthians 5:10].



2018-12-21
Relapsing into Sin: I keep sinning & asking Him to forgive me, just how often can I do this before I exhaust His forgiveness?



2018-12-17
God in the Old Testament & the New Testament: How do we balance the things we see as harsh in the OT w/ the true love of God?



2018-12-06
God loves but Sinner's in God's Wrath It says that God loves us but it also says that all the sinners are in God's wrath



2018-11-16
"He Cannot Sin": Practicing sin or continuing to sin without the fight against it, His seed being in us so we can't sin. [1 John 3:9, 1 John 2:1, Romans 6]



2018-11-14
Heaping Coals of Fire: Heaping coals of fire on our enemies, what does this mean? [Romans 12:20]



2018-09-20
God of OT & NT: How does the angry, wrathful God of the Old Testament transition into a merciful, loving Christ?



2018-09-04
Refuse to Forgive: What if when I ask for forgiveness, people don't forgive me? [Matthew 18:21-22]



2018-09-04
Unconditional Forgiveness: Unconditional forgiveness of others, but who was Jesus asking God to forgive when He was on the cross?
Ignorant Sin: So we have a little less culpability for ignorant sin?
Universal Forgiveness: But by Jesus saying, "Forgive them for they know not what they do", did not make it so everyone is forgiven?

2018-08-28
Heaping Coal of Fire: Heaping coals of fire on his head, don't avenge yourselves, giving place to God's wrath, are we trying to win people over by doing that or what? [Romans 12:20, Proverbs 25:21]



2018-08-27
Forgiveness a Prerequisite for Repentance: Is forgiveness required for repentance?



2018-08-27
Forgiving Others: I'm finding it hard to forgive others, struggling w/ the Lordship of Christ & the degree of commitment & complete submission



2018-08-17
Lord's Prayer: Is not leading us into temptation talking about being delivered from the temptation of possibly not wanting to forgive people?



2018-08-09
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant: Who was the debt of the servant that didn't forgive the own who owed him a little bit? [Matthew 18:21-35]



2018-07-31
Father, Forgive Them: "Father, Forgive them, for they know not what they do", does this apply to people today?



2018-07-05
Don't Have to Repent anymore: So once we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior we don't have to repent anymore since He forgave our Past, Present & Future sins? Is that true? [Romans 6]



2018-06-20
Elders Praying over the Sick: The elders praying for sick, & they will be forgiven, aren't you ALREADY forgiven? Aren't they 2 different things? If his sins weren't forgiven how does the elders praying over him do it? [James 5:15]



2018-06-19
Imprecatory Prayers verses Forgiving People: How do we reconcile the imprecatory prayers in Psalms with forgiving people in the New Testament?



2018-06-11
Baptism: Do you have to be dunked in water in order for our sins to be forgiven? [Acts 2:38]
Baptism on same Day of Salvation: When did the practice of not getting baptized on the same day you became saved happen?


2018-05-24
Forgiving Oneself: Is it biblical forgive yourself?



2018-05-24
Remember Not but Remembering every Idle Word: It says in the Bible that God won't remember our sins, that they are as far as east is from the west, yet He will remember every idle word we ever said at judgment. How is that not a contradiction? [Matthew 12:36-40, Psalm 103:12-14]



2018-05-23
Avoiding People, but not Forgiving Them: Why does Paul say in 1 Timothy to avoid people but Jesus says to also forgive people? How do you reconcile the 2? [2 Timothy 3:5, 1 Timothy 6:20, Matthew 5:43-48]



2018-05-21
Loving your Enemies: How far do we actually go into loving our enemies? What exactly does that mean? Just to let them walk all over you or what?



2018-05-07
0ne Sin Too Many: If it's possible to lose your salvation, just how many sins does it take to do so?



2018-04-16
Forgiveness & Baptism: I listened to most of your New Testament verse by verse, but I still have questions about forgiveness & baptism.



2018-03-27
Forgiveness but then giving up on them: Jesus said to forgive 490 times a day, but God seemed to give up on people & quit forgiving them, turning them over to a reprobate mind, according to Romans 1? [Romans 1]



2018-03-05
Mercy & Forgiveness: What does this verse mean? God wants ALL sick people healed [Luke 6:38]



2018-02-23
Continual Confession for Stumbing into Sin: Do we have to continue to confess when we stumble into sin after we are saved?



2018-02-20
Forgiveness: If someone doesn't repent, you don't have to forgive?



2018-02-20
Authority to Forgive Sins: When Jesus gives the disciples authority to forgive sins, is this just for Apostles or all believers? [John 20:23]
OT Sacrifices: Were the sacrifices in the Old Testament believed to be for forgiveness of sins at that time or just a covering for future forgiveness?


2018-02-14
Divorced Christians: Can a person be a Christian if they are divorced? Is divorce forgivable?



2018-02-13
Love Bears All Things & Forgiveness: Can you clarify what "bear all things" with respect to love? Do you have to be around a person in order to show that you really forgive them? [1 Corinthians 13:7]



2018-02-12
Biblical Grounds for Divorce: How can a Christian who gets divorced without biblical grounds, and then gets remarried, be forgiven and abide in Christ?



2018-01-08
Christian Boundaries: What are the boundaries a Christian should have regarding abuse from others?



2017-11-08
God's Eternal Mercy: Caller is fearful that he may be hell-bound, even though he knows God had infinite mercy.



2017-10-10
The Son of God Dying: Why did Jesus have to die?



2017-08-03
Unholy Desires: This verse frightens me because I have unholy desires & afraid I'm going to be told this. [Matthew 7:23-24]



2017-06-30
Marriage & Divorce: You said she's not a Christian if she wants a divorce, I disagree with that.



2017-06-01
Taking Communion in an Unworthy Manner: A lot of churches say NOT to take Communion unworthily, but if we all did that, none of us would be fit to take it. [1 Corinthians 11:27-28]
Hyper Grace & Confession: Yes, i believe in "hyper-grace", we don't need to be continually confessing our sins, that once we do it, we are good! [1 John 1:9]


2017-05-26
Forgiveness: My cousin, who is very well-versed in the Bible, says forgiveness can not really happen unless there is repentance by the offender. I say we have to forgive them if they ask or not. What do you think? [Luke 15]



2017-03-15
Rod of Iron: psalm 2, break them w/ an rod of iron, is that talking about our sins?
Forgiveness from God: My former husband had a terrible accident & became a paraplegic, can he still be forgiven?


2017-03-03
Forgiveness Towards the Devil: Should we forgive the devil? What about being angry at the devil?



2017-02-23
Unforgiving or Justice: "And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord...", were they still unforgiving, or just demanding justice? [Revelation 6:10]



2017-02-15
Death Penalty: Is capital punishment mandated or can mercy be implemented?



2016-03-15
Godly Forgiveness: (caller from second to last question is back also) What does Godly forgiveness look like? [John 20:23]
Forgiving other People: What about forgiving people & reconciling with them?


2016-03-15
Varying Degrees of Sin: So if sins are of different degrees, do "serious" sins fall under what it says in 1 John too? [1 John 1:9]



2016-03-03
Forgiving an Unrepentant Person: What about forgiving someone who hasn't repented to you? [Luke 17:3-4, Matthew 18:21-35, Revelation 6:9-10]
Informing the Guilty Party: What if the guilty person doesn't know they they need to ask for forgiveness, repentance?
Sacrificing for your Enemies: So you'd sacrifice yourself for ISIS?

2016-03-02
Forgiving Others & Unconditional Love: Unconditional love, forcible resistance,
Forgiving ISIS: What about unconditionally forgiving ISIS?


2016-02-29
Forgiving People who don't Repent: In order to receive forgiveness we have to repent, but what about people who don't repent, but I still have to forgive them, doesn’t that make me more merciful than God?



2016-02-29
Forgiving People: So if we forgive others & their sins, even Hitler, God will forgive them? [John 20:23]



2016-02-24
Authority to Forgive Sins: Asking a priest for forgiveness, When WE forgive, or the priests forgive & the sins are forgiven, what authority does the priest have to forgive sins? [John 20:21-23]



2016-02-19
No More Repentance Required: since we are under grace, once we accept Jesus we no longer have to pray for forgiveness? Is that true?
Shedding of Blood: Why was the shedding of blood necessary?


2016-02-09
God's Forgiveness: Is there any sin that God won't forgive?
Blaspheming the Holy Spirit: How do I know if I've blasphemed the Holy Spirit or not?


2015-12-17
Being Tortured in Hell: Where do we get that idea that demons torture people in Hell?
The Unforgiving Servant Parable: What about the parable about the unforgiving servant sort've being tortured? [Matthew 18:21-35]


2015-12-09
Forgiveness: Should you forgive someone who hasn't repented or asked for forgiveness?



2015-12-09
Forgiving Oneself: Is it biblical to forgive yourself?



2015-12-09
encouragement about guilt over a murder-suicide: I just wanted to call & encourage the man who had a guilty conscience about a murder-suicide his father committed.
Celebrating Christmas: comments about a previous caller about not celebrating Christmas.


2015-10-28
Forgiveness: Is the main reason we forgive is so we don't be so toxic, bitter, or do you need to forgive to be unified? [Mark 11:25]



2015-09-01
Forgiving & Loving Your Brothers & Sisters: It's sort've hard to go to church if they are having a hard time forgiving & loving a particular member of the church.



2015-08-03
Forgiveness: How would you know you actually completely forgave someone? Does the offender have to acknowledge the offense, & would they have to offer an apology?



2015-07-29
Being Wronged: If person does something against a person that is wrong, is the person that is wronged obligated to point this out to the person or should they should just pray for them? [Matthew 5:23-24, Luke 17:3, Matthew 18]



2015-07-10
Forgiveness: Just because you forgive someone doesn't mean you have to be their best friend afterwards.
The Crippled Beggar at the Temple: How many times did Jesus, if at all, pass this crippled man? Jesus knew he was going to be healed eventually but just not by Him. That gives comfort to the caller. [Acts 3:1-10]


2015-07-10
Forgiving: Going to hell for not being able to forgive someone, caller is concerned about it.



2015-07-09
Forgiveness: Do we play a role in how we are forgiven by the Lord? In order for God to forgive us, we have to forgive everyone?



2015-06-12
Forgiveness of ISIS: How do we forgive ISIS after they just keep on beheading people & raping women?



2015-05-12
Forgiving & Retaining Sins: Catholic priest told the caller that that verse give him the authority to forgive sins....or not. [John 20:23]



2015-05-07
David & His Enemies: It says in the Psalms that he prayed for destruction of his enemies. Is that a NT thing to do?
Armageddon: Is Armageddon the Final Battle of the End of the World?


2015-05-07
God of the OT in contrast w/ Jesus of the NT: People think there's a complete contrast between the God of the OT & the God of the NT, having character trait differences.



2015-05-04
Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage: When a divorcee gets divorced for non-biblical reasons, if they sincerely repent, they are fine, right?



2015-04-29
Forgiveness: Caller wants to talk more about forgiveness from a previous show, We MUST forgive? [John 20:23, Matthew 6:15]
Prayer of a Righteous Man: "The Prayer of a Righteous Man availeth much". Where is that found, the caller would like to know? [James 5:16]


2015-04-20
Encouraging First Caller: Caller wants to encourage first caller about Homosexuality & trying to cover it up w/ alcohol, & just to "forgive himself".



2015-04-14
Forgiving Other People: I've heard it said that if you say the sinner's prayer, become a Christian, but then don't forgive others, you will not be forgiven yourself.



2015-02-12
Forgiving: Do I still have to forgive someone who never repents?



2014-11-24
Kingdom of God: Can we get kicked out of it once we belong to it or not? If we don't forgive others, Jesus said He won't forgive us. What does that mean?



2014-11-04
Heaping Coals on their Head: What does that phrase mean, "heaping coals on their head"? [Romans 12:20, Proverbs 25:22]
Dispensationalism: Caller thinks Dispensationalism is unfolding to the letter right before her eyes.


2014-10-07
Suicide: Is it possible for a person to be forgiven who commits suicide?



2014-09-30
Forgiveness: Is it God the Father that we come to when we ask for forgiveness & Jesus is just there as our Advocate? [1 John 2:1-2, John 14:16
God's Chastising: How do we know if it's God punishing us or if it's just our own sin catching up w/ us when something bad happens? [Hebrews 12:5]


2014-09-11
Salvation by Grace: What if you forget one or two or a hundred or hundreds of sins that you didn't ask God to forgive you for? Is this talking about Justification or Sanctification? What about legalism, dotting every I, crossing every T? [1 John 1:9]



2014-09-08
Forgiving a Debt: So following up on your answer about forgiving a loan, say you forgave them, & they came a week later & wanted to borrow another $1,000, if you don't let them, does that mean you're still holding the other debt against them & haven't really forgiven them or just being cautious?



2014-09-08
Forgiveness: The Pastor of the caller told him that you can't hastily forgive someone, that your emotions have to be in check. What does Steve think? [Mark 11:25]



2014-08-15
God's number of times of Forgiving: How many times does God forgive you?



2014-08-06
Reconciliation & Forgiveness: Our church says we need to forgive each other & have reconciliation before we can be prayed over, & we have these healing rooms. What do you think of this practice?
Soul-Ties: Have you ever heard about Soul-Ties?


2014-06-26
Hell & Forgiveness: If God commands us to forgive forever, doesn't it stand to reason that God would do the same thing....even though someone just happens to die?



2014-06-26
Studying Early Church: Studying Early Church History is so beneficial.
Forgiveness: Supervisor has a shady character. How do you deal w/ somebody who is very questionable?


2014-06-26
Hell: Caller comments his version of why it has to be eternal hell fire, because of the Light of God radiating.
Forgiving Others: We aren't supposed to forgive people who don't forgive others, isn't that right? [Ephesians 4:32, Matthew 18:23-35]


2014-05-23
Forgiveness: It says in the Bible that if we confess our sins He is faithful & just to forgive our sins. What about people who don't ask for forgiveness? What about people who don't deserve forgiveness, especially since they haven't asked for it? [1 John 1:9, John 20:23]



2014-04-24
Last Minute Christianity: How can someone who has been a Christian all their life be happy about someone who made it in the last 5 minutes of their life, getting to have eternal life? [Matthew 20:1-16, Luke 15:25-31]



2014-03-27
Forgiveness: If we are supposed to forgive everyone, how come Paul didn't forgive Alexandra the silversmith? [2 Timothy 4:14-16]



2014-03-14
Forgiveness: What about forgiving someone who has offended someone else? and more discussion about forgiveness.[John 20:21-23]



2013-02-11
David & Jesus Regarding Enemies: Why did David curse or say bad things about his enemies, but Jesus said to forgive & love your enemies?
Blessings for doing Good, Cursing for doing Bad: How come in the Old Testament is says evil will happen if you sin, & good if you obey, or blessings & cursings for doing good or bad? [Job, Deuteronomy 28]
Legalizing Abominations: Does a nation that legalizing abominations be in trouble & receive the judgment of God?

2013-01-18
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant: What was the purpose of the Parable about the Unforgiven Servant?



2013-01-04
Forgiveness over & over: How can God possibly forgive people with addictions, them asking for forgiveness, but then falling right back down?



2013-01-04
Putting God in a Box: Even thought we don't believe in Calvinism, we can't put God in a box saying that He can't make people do what He wants, can we?
T. Austin-Sparks, Watchman & A. W. Tozer: What do you know about Sparks, watchman Less & Tozer? Did they believe in Christian mysticism?
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sinner: We hear all the time the phrase, "Love the Sinner, but hate the sin", but I wouldn't find myself able to love people who murder & rape people.
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