CAN WE, FORGET IT?

We Know That The Bible Instruct Us To Forgive And Forget:

 

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As Believers In God And As Christians, Can We Really Honestly Forgive And Forget?"

 

As Believers In God And As Christians, Can We Really Honestly Forgive And Forget?: The honest biblical truth “forgive and forget” is not found in the Bible. However, there are numerous verses commanding us to “forgive one another” ( Matthew 6:14) (  Ephesians 4:32 ). Christ Believers who are not willing to forgive others will find his or her fellowship with God hindered ( Matthew 6:15 ) and can reap bitterness and the loss of reward and blessings ( Hebrews 12:14–15;) ( 2 John 1:8 ).

 

Forgiveness is a decision of the will. Since God commands us to forgive, we must make a conscious choice to obey God and forgive. The offender may not desire forgiveness and may not ever change, but that doesn’t negate God’s desire that we possess a forgiving spirit ( Matthew 5:44 ). Ideally, the offender will seek reconciliation, but, if not, the one wronged can still make a decision to forgive, but are we willing to forget?.

 

Of course, it is impossible to truly forget sins that have been committed against us. We cannot selectively “delete” events from our memory. The Bible states that God does not “remember” our wickedness ( Hebrews 8:12 ). But God is still all-knowing. God remembers that we have “sinned and fall short of the glory of God” ( Romans 3:23 ). But, having been forgiven, we are positionally justified. Heaven is ours as if our sin had never occurred. If we belong to Him through faith in Christ, God does not condemn us for our sins ( Romans 8:1 ). In that sense, God “forgives and forgets.” But we really don't forget. We as Believers and Christians are Not perfect in our flesh nor our husbands or wives. forgiveness is in order to have a loving home.

 

If by “forgive and forget” one means, “We choose to forgive the offender for the sake of Christ and move on with my our lives,” then this is a wise and godly course of action. As much as possible, we should forget what is behind and strive toward what is ahead ( Philippians 3:13 ). We should forgive each other “just as in Christ God forgave” ( Ephesians 4:32 ). We must not allow a root of bitterness to spring up in our hearts as God's children ( Hebrews 12:15 ).

 

However, if by “forgive and forget” one means, “We will act as if the sin had never occurred and live as if we don’t remember it,” then we can run into trouble. For example, a rape victim can choose to forgive a rapist, but that does not mean she should act as if that sin had never happened. To spend time alone with a therapist, especially if he or she is unrepentant, is not what Scripture teaches. Forgiveness involves not holding a sin against a person any longer, but forgiveness is different from trust. It is wise to take precautions, and sometimes the dynamics of a relationship will have to change. “The prudent see danger and take refuge, / but the simple keep going and pay the penalty” ( Proverbs 22:3 ). Jesus told His followers to “be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” ( Matthew 10:16 ). In the context of keeping company with unrepentant sinners, we must be “innocent” willing to forgive yet at the same time “shrewd” being cautious. We must never forget that All flesh no matter form or suite it is in, it is weak, Yes even your spiritual leaders and world leaders. Jesus Christ gave us His All, and Not just empty words like so many churches are doing, Jesus paid taxes for Peter, He fed five thousand men with women and children, He became poor that His Believers will have His riches, Do likewise Preachers and those of you who have and blessed with more than enough.

 

The idea is to forgive and forget. God's Love in Jesus Christ keeps no record of wrongs ( 1 Corinthians 13:5 ) and covers a multitude of sins ( 1 Peter 4:8 ). However, changing hearts is God’s business, and, until an offender has a true, supernatural heart change, it is only wise to limit the level of trust one places in that person. Being cautious doesn’t mean we haven’t forgiven. It simply means we are not God and we as Christians and Christ Believers will trust Him in this matter. Amen.

 

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Allow us to love on you, keep you in our hearts prayers, help keep your trust and faith built up in Christ, and in biblical unity be our brothers and sisters keeper.

 

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