Category Archives: Forgiveness Between Men

Part 1: Does Your Eternal Salvation Hinge on Forgiving Others?

You’re a crime victim.  A gang of street thugs attacked and robbed you in a dark, lonely parking lot and physically injured you.  They also stole everything you had on you.  In the process you endured serious wounds that required … Continue reading

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Part 2: Man Has Always Tried to Shape Scripture

There are over 40,000 different religions all around the world.  All of them fall into one of three basic categories with the goal of achieving eternal salvation.  One of them is salvation by works.  That’s where one believes that by … Continue reading

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Part 3: The Original Three Strikes & You’re Out!

By the time Christ arrived the Rabbinic Jews concept of forgiveness held a maximum of how often one can forgive a person for the same offense.  They based this standard on scriptures written in Amos 1:3, and Job 33:29-30.  To … Continue reading

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Part 4: From Teshuvah to Mentanoia

The original Old Testament manuscripts the King James Version of the Bible is based upon were written in Hebrew.  The New Testament manuscripts were in Greek. Those who know the ancient versions of these languages could become aware of how … Continue reading

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Part 5: Recognizing the Messiah

Jesus, or as he was known in Hebrew, Yeshua “The Christ” was a Jew.  He was divinely conceived but born of a Jewish woman.  He was probably of average height, between five and a half and six feet tall.  He … Continue reading

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Part 6: Christ’s Teachings on Forgiveness

Christ’s teachings spring from his Holy Spirit inspired Torah and the major and minor prophets.  That includes the teshuvah reconciliation formula.  For instance, the yearly Jewish observance of Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, was established by Christ … Continue reading

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Part 7: Three & Out is Out!

Many will point to this passage in the book of Matthew claiming it shows Christ expected us to seek reconciliation without teshuvah: “The Peter came to him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I … Continue reading

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