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5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 3:42pm On Feb 21, 2015
God expressly commands us to forgive those that hurt us not matter how infinitesmal and exbortant it seems to be. God is the biggest forgiver of all. Jesus exemplified forgiveness on the cross - Luke 23:4. Since He is our father and He expects us to be like Him, then we are to walk in forgiveness - Luke 6:36. We are able to forgive by the help of the Holy Spirit and the love of God that has been shed abroad in our hearts. Without forgiveness, we are locked in a prison of bitterness and anger - with forgiveness the good side is the case.


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1) Forgiveness is a commandment - Commandment is when God has implored us to abide to certain rules inorder to inherit the kingdom of heaven. When we forgive those that "wronged" us, we actually abide by Gods law/rule which is the most important.
Luke 6:36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful
Though all have sinned and fallen short of His glory, we still have to learn and emulate His ways - in His mercy, He'd forgive us from our sins.
Many people think it's hard for a mere mortal man but some people have overcome the storms.

2. When you forgive, you are doing yourself a favor not just the other person - Inasmuch as you are forgiving someone else his wrong-doings towards you, it's also for YOUR own good, to get automatically closer to God. Like bible rightly opined that our salvations is in our hands. So, when we forgive, we aren't doing it for anyone else but ours, even though God will sanctify both of you, because he/she asked for forgiveness.
Mark 11:25 "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything agains anyone, forgive him, that your father in heaven may also forgive you your tresspasses
We wrong God whenever we nuture a bad thought, and he still forgive us in his infinite mercy.

3. Praying for those who hurt you and blessing them help you overcome the bitterness of hurt- This line is self explanatory with common sense, and doesn't require a biblical verse to support it.
Have a friend or anybody, back-bite, insult, gossip etc about you? If you retaliate in self defence, it would take you decades(hyperbole) to overcome the hate. But when you thank him/her gracefully, the thought will go away. That's the feelings when you let it go whilst, praying for your enemies.

4. Unforgiveness hinders your faith walk and intimacy with God - When you fail to forgive, it hinders your growth in relationships with God and contradict your belief in Christ.
You shall love your neighbour as yourself - Mark 12:31. If you find it easy to forgive yourself, you can as well, forgive your neighbour.
Mark 11:25 - This same verse is applied here, as in Number 2.

5. Forgive people in advance- It sounds like a birthday or thank you greetings for a promise to be fufilled in the future. But we should endeavour to forgive in advance i.e getting ready to forgive trespasser before he/she tresspasses.
Proverb 12:16 A fool's wrath is known at once,
But a prudent man covers shame.

When we forgive, we covers the shame that follows it but a fool still hold grudges.

NOTA BENE: For those who will come here to spew trash, I'm not forcing anyone with this writeup as God gave man freewill to choose anything he wish.

Ciao!

Source -- FrancisTony

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by LaRoyalHighness(f): 4:31pm On Feb 21, 2015
Thanks for sharing... I have a challenge... I find it difficult to forgive... I am working on it.

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 4:48pm On Feb 21, 2015
LaRoyalHighness:
Thanks for sharing... I have a challenge... I find it difficult to forgive... I am working on it.
You welcome!

The Lord is your strength...
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Rilwayne001: 6:02pm On Feb 21, 2015
Nice thread my friend..here is that the Quran also say about forgiveness.

Surah Ash-Shura, Verse 40:
But [remember that an attempt at] requiting evil may, too, become an evil: hence, whoever par­dons [his foe] and makes peace, his reward rests with God - for, verily, He does not love evildoers.

Surah Al-Araf, Verse 199:
[b] Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant.


Surah Al-Qasas, Verse 54:
These it is that shall receive a twofold reward for having been patient in adversity, and having repelled evil with good, and having spent on others out of what We provided for them as sus­tenance,

Surah Fussilat, Verse 34:
But [since] good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou [evil] with something that is better and lo! he between whom and thyself was enmity [may then become] as though he had [always] been close [unto thee], a true friend!

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 6:52pm On Feb 21, 2015
Rilwayne001:
Nice thread my friend..here is that the Quran also say about forgiveness.

Surah Ash-Shura, Verse 40:
But [remember that an attempt at] requiting evil may, too, become an evil: hence, whoever par­dons [his foe] and makes peace, his reward rests with God - for, verily, He does not love evildoers.

Surah Al-Araf, Verse 199:
[b] Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant.


Surah Al-Qasas, Verse 54:
These it is that shall receive a twofold reward for having been patient in adversity, and having repelled evil with good, and having spent on others out of what We provided for them as sus­tenance,

Surah Fussilat, Verse 34:
But [since] good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou [evil] with something that is better and lo! he between whom and thyself was enmity [may then become] as though he had [always] been close [unto thee], a true friend!
Thanks,

But I don't need any quaranic quote here. Go to your section and create a thread.

undecided

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Rilwayne001: 6:55pm On Feb 21, 2015
FrancisTony:

Thanks,

But I don't need any quaranic quote here. Go to your section and create a thread.

undecided

Both religion & islam4muslims are my sections. I have the right to propagate my religion on either of the 2.

tongue

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by AllNaijaBlogger(m): 7:56pm On Feb 21, 2015
Rilwayne001:


Both religion & islam4muslims are my sections. I have the right to propagate my religion on either of the 2.

tongue


It is like you want trouble. I think you want more of Ifeann and Oremussanctus since you want to be spreading your religion here on this section.


As for the op. Good work!! I know you will come back to Christ. Forgiveness is divine. Shalom

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Rilwayne001: 8:01pm On Feb 21, 2015
AllNaijaBlogger:

It is like you want trouble. I think you want more of Ifeann and Oremussanctus since you want to be spreading your religion here on this section.

LOL. frosbel and the Francis (the OP) has done much more than what the people you listed above did/will do.
Talk about real islamophia, go read abt frosbel. but where is him today?

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 8:05pm On Feb 21, 2015
Rilwayne001:


LOL. frosbel and the Francis (the OP) has done much more than what the people you listed above did/will do.
Talk about real islamophia, go read abt frosbel. but where is him today?
anywhere anytime any place

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by AllNaijaBlogger(m): 8:06pm On Feb 21, 2015
Rilwayne001:


LOL. frosbel and the Francis (the OP) has done much more than what the people you listed above did/will do.
Talk about real islamophia, go read abt frosbel. but where is him today?


I once looked through Frosbel's account last year since some people mentioned his name in passing. Apparently, he was a real activist against islam.


I have high hopes for FrancisTony.
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by AllNaijaBlogger(m): 8:10pm On Feb 21, 2015
FrancisTony:

1) Forgiveness is a commandment - Commandment is when God has implored us to abide to certain rules inorder to inherit the kingdom of heaven. When we forgive those that "wronged" us, we actually abide by Gods law/rule which is the most important.
Luke 6:36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful
Though all have sinned and fallen short of His glory, we still have to learn and emulate His ways - in His mercy, He'd forgive us from our sins.
Many people think it's hard for a mere mortal man but some people have overcome the storms.

Source -- FrancisTony

Are you sure you're a deist? Come back to Christ. See how you are preaching the good work!
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by bungechu: 8:10pm On Feb 21, 2015
forgiveness and tolerance shud be imbibed by all. lets stop dis religious antagonism btw Muslims n Christians

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 8:12pm On Feb 21, 2015
Browse abt tartar9 he got depression becos of moon god, lol, I wish him happy recovery.
AllNaijaBlogger:



I once looked through Frosbel's account last year since some people mentioned his name in passing. Apparently, he was a real activist against islam.


I have high hopes for FrancisTony.
I will be posting more of prophet muhammed(dbuh) pix. Rilwayne001 watch d episode grin
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 8:14pm On Feb 21, 2015
AllNaijaBlogger:


Are you sure you're a deist? Come back to Christ. See how you are preaching the good work!
Lol! I'm already in Christ but not a fanatic any longer.

@Rilwayne001, thank God Nairaland tsunami wiped all my anti-islam thread except one. wink

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Rilwayne001: 8:21pm On Feb 21, 2015
FrancisTony:

Lol! I'm already in Christ but not a fanatic any longer.

@Rilwayne001, thank God Nairaland tsunami wiped all my anti-islam thread except one. wink

Stop flattering yourself tongue tongue

I almost killed you during those times. You know I have a lot of time for una dose days.

Do you remember that my challenge thread where i ask you to drink cyanide? grin grin your hand was shaking dat day as you typing grin grin hehe.

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 8:24pm On Feb 21, 2015
Rilwayne001:


Stop flattering yourself tongue tongue

I almost killed you during those times. You know I have a lot of time for una dose days.

Do you remember that my challenge thread where i ask you to drink cyanide? grin grin your hand was shaking dat day as you typing grin grin hehe.
grin

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by AllNaijaBlogger(m): 8:24pm On Feb 21, 2015
Rilwayne001:


Stop flattering yourself tongue tongue

I almost killed you during those times. You know I have a lot of time for una dose days.

Do you remember that my challenge thread where i ask you to drink cyanide? grin grin your hand was shaking dat day as you typing grin grin hehe.

grin grin
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 8:31pm On Feb 21, 2015
Rilwayne001:


Stop flattering yourself tongue tongue

I almost killed you during those times. You know I have a lot of time for una dose days.

Do you remember that my challenge thread where i ask you to drink cyanide? grin grin your hand was shaking dat day as you typing grin grin hehe.
You are derailing my thread. Thanks

The only scary islam dude was harbiola1. Na only insults you sabi.
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by malvisguy212: 9:10pm On Feb 21, 2015
FrancisTony:


Source -- FrancisTony
do you want to give what you don't have/believe in ?how can you preach what you don't believe in?
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Rilwayne001: 9:14pm On Feb 21, 2015
FrancisTony:

You are derailing my thread. Thanks

The only scary islam dude was harbiola1. Na only insults you sabi.

cheesy
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 9:49pm On Feb 21, 2015

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by parisbookaddict(f): 10:01pm On Feb 21, 2015
Rilwayne001:
Nice thread my friend..here is that the Quran also say about forgiveness.

Surah Ash-Shura, Verse 40:
But [remember that an attempt at] requiting evil may, too, become an evil: hence, whoever par­dons [his foe] and makes peace, his reward rests with God - for, verily, He does not love evildoers.

Surah Al-Araf, Verse 199:
[b] Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant.


Surah Al-Qasas, Verse 54:
These it is that shall receive a twofold reward for having been patient in adversity, and having repelled evil with good, and having spent on others out of what We provided for them as sus­tenance,

Surah Fussilat, Verse 34:
But [since] good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou [evil] with something that is better and lo! he between whom and thyself was enmity [may then become] as though he had [always] been close [unto thee], a true friend!



Hi rilwanye001. .. do Muslims forgive those that leave Islam. .. u guys murder them

Allah's Apostle said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims."

— Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:83:17


Mohammed believed in retaliation and not forgiveness


Narrated Anas: The daughter of An-Nadr slapped a girl and broke her incisor tooth. They (the relatives of that girl), came to the Prophet and he gave the order of Qisas (equality in punishment).

— Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:83:32

Narrated Abu Juhaifa: I asked 'Ali "Do you have anything Divine literature besides what is in the Qur'an?" Or, as Uyaina once said, "Apart from what the people have?" 'Ali said, "By Him Who made the grain split (germinate) and created the soul, we have nothing except what is in the Quran and the ability (gift) of understanding Allah's Book which He may endow a man, with and what is written in this sheet of paper." I asked, "What is on this paper?" He replied, "The legal regulations of Diya (Blood-money) and the (ransom for) releasing of the captives, and the judgment that no Muslim should be killed in Qisas (equality in punishment) for killing a Kafir (disbeliever)."

— Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:83:50

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Nobody: 10:03pm On Feb 21, 2015
malvisguy212:
do you want to give what you don't have/believe in ?how can you preach what you don't believe in?
I still believe in some Christianity moral ethics.
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Rilwayne001: 10:06pm On Feb 21, 2015
parisbookaddict:




Hi rilwanye001. .. do Muslims forgive those that leave Islam. .. u guys murder them

Allah's Apostle said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims."

— Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:83:17


Mohammed believed in retaliation and not forgiveness


Narrated Anas: The daughter of An-Nadr slapped a girl and broke her incisor tooth. They (the relatives of that girl), came to the Prophet and he gave the order of Qisas (equality in punishment).

— Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:83:32

Narrated Abu Juhaifa: I asked 'Ali "Do you have anything Divine literature besides what is in the Qur'an?" Or, as Uyaina once said, "Apart from what the people have?" 'Ali said, "By Him Who made the grain split (germinate) and created the soul, we have nothing except what is in the Quran and the ability (gift) of understanding Allah's Book which He may endow a man, with and what is written in this sheet of paper." I asked, "What is on this paper?" He replied, "The legal regulations of Diya (Blood-money) and the (ransom for) releasing of the captives, and the judgment that no Muslim should be killed in Qisas (equality in punishment) for killing a Kafir (disbeliever)."

— Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:83:50


Ifeann's alternate account..smh
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by bastien: 11:10pm On Feb 21, 2015
Forgiveness is a sin

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by AmakaDNB(f): 11:12pm On Feb 21, 2015
Nice
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by sakaguchi(m): 11:12pm On Feb 21, 2015
Wonderful. Ok
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Eniqurl(f): 11:13pm On Feb 21, 2015
OK
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by englishmart(m): 11:13pm On Feb 21, 2015
yet you Leroy using abusive words on me always.... Mtscheew
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by tuffgongjo(m): 11:13pm On Feb 21, 2015
Bleep forgiveness every Bleep ups must$will be treated.Rule of the game.

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Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by yuzjet(m): 11:16pm On Feb 21, 2015
Kul....
Re: 5 Facts About Forgiveness by Hgold(m): 11:16pm On Feb 21, 2015
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