When does a Christian need to show forgiveness?

Showing Forgiveness

forgivenessQ. If someone does wrong to us but remains unrepentant and won’t admit their sin, how do we show them forgiveness without encouraging them to continue sinning in the same way against us?

A. The Biblical expectation for is for us to act in a manner of a loving heart. Be willing to be quick to turn to God’s word, slow to anger and by the mercy our Lord showed for us we should do so in our forgiveness toward others. We should forgive those who repent and ask to be forgiven:

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Repenting Our Sins after being Saved

The Bible teaches that a person need not ask for saving forgiveness more than once. In other words, once we have appealed to God for mercy, trusting upon His Son to save us from the penalty of sin, then we are saved and will never bear the punishment for our sins. As Paul summarizes in Rom. 10:9: “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved…” Nothing more is required.

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