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After grief for sin there should be joy for forgiveness.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Forgiveness, Grief, Joy

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Forgiveness

God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Repentance

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Forgiveness, Salvation

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Forgiveness

Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Forgiveness

Forgiveness does not mean excusing.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Forgiveness

Peace comes when there is no cloud between us and God. Peace is the consequence of forgiveness, God's removal of that which obscures His face and so breaks union with Him.

    Author: Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Peace

You are hanging over the mouth of hell by a single thread, and that thread is breaking. Only a gasp for breath, only a stopping of the heart for a single moment, and you will be in an eternal world, without God, without hope, without forgiveness. Oh, can you face it?

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Hell

I wish, brothers and sisters, that we could all imitate "the pearl oyster"--A hurtful particle intrudes itself into its shell, and this vexes and grieves it. It cannot reject the evil, but what does it do but "cover" it with a precious substance extracted out of its own life, by which it turns the intruder into a pearl! Oh, that we could do so with the provocations we receive from our fellow Christians, so that pearls of patience, gentleness, and forgiveness might be bred within us by that which otherwise would have harmed us.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Godliness

I know for me, going back the person I've bad-mouthed or lied to is absolutely humiliating! But isn't it interesting that "humiliating" has the same root word as "humility"? Part of humility is taking responsibility for my sin and asking forgiveness even when it doesn't feel good. God wants to heal and restore your relationships, but it's not easy.

    Author: Chip Ingram
    Topics: Humility, Forgiveness

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.

    Author: Corrie Ten Boom
    Topics: Forgiveness, The Heart

Forgiveness is not that stripe which says, "I will forgive, but not forget." It is not to bury the hatchet with the handle sticking out of the ground, so you can grasp it the minute you want it.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Source: Christian History, n. 25.
    Topics: Forgiveness

The voice of sin is loud, but the voice of forgiveness is louder.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Forgiveness

Our love for God and our appreciation of His love and forgiveness will be in proportion to the recognition of our sin and unworthiness.

    Author: Dave Hunt
    Topics: Sin, Forgiveness

Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ.

    Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Topics: Grace, Discipleship, Confession

Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjack's wares. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, without church discipline, communion without confession, absolution without personal confession.

    Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Topics: Enemies, Grace

Forgiveness is always free. But that doesn't mean that confession is always easy. Sometimes it is hard. Incredibly hard. It is painful to admit our sins and entrust ourselves to God's care.

    Author: Erwin Lutzer
    Topics: Forgiveness, Confession

To win the war against fear, we must know the true God as He is revealed in the Bible. He works to give us lasting peace. He receives joy, not from condemning us but in rescuing us from the devil. Yes, the Lord will bring conviction to our hearts concerning sin, but it is so He can deliver us from sin's power and consequences. In its place, the Lord works to establish healing, forgiveness and peace.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Fear, Peace, Conviction

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Kindness, Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Forgiveness

There's no sight like seeing the light from Calvary kiss a human face as it fills the heart with the assurance of Divine forgiveness.

    Author: Gipsy Smith
    Topics: The Cross, Assurance

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

    Author: Hannah More
    Topics: Forgiveness, The Heart

A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

    Author: Hannah More
    Topics: Forgiveness

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: God, Mothers, Forgiveness

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Forgiveness

The gospel comes to the sinner at once with nothing short of complete forgiveness as the starting-point of all his efforts to be holy. It does not say, "Go and sin no more, and I will not condemn thee." It says at once, "Neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more."

    Author: Horatius Bonar
    Topics: Salvation, The Gospel

In the deceitfulness of our hearts, we sometimes play with temptation by entertaining the thought that we can always confess and later ask forgiveness. Such thinking is exceedingly dangerous. God's judgement is without partiality. He never overlooks our sin. He never decides not to bother, since the sin is only a small one. No, God hates sin intensely whenever and wherever He finds it.

    Author: Jerry Bridges
    Topics: The Heart, Justice, Sin

The assurance of His total forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Christ means we don't have to play defensive games anymore. We don't have to rationalize and excuse our sins. We can call sin exactly what it is, regardless of how ugly and shameful it may be, because we know that Jesus bore that sin in His body on the cross.

    Author: Jerry Bridges
    Topics: Forgiveness, Assurance, The Cross

God's forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do.

    Author: Jim Bakker
    Topics: Forgiveness, Responsibility

No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Forgiveness

Forgiveness on the part of God always has a judicial basis, not an emotional basis, and represents an attitude of God based upon the satisfaction of His righteousness in some way.

    Author: John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Forgiveness, Justice

Poor souls are apt to think that all those whom they read of or hear of to be gone to heaven, went thither because they were so good and so holy. Yet not one of them, not any man that is now in heaven (Jesus Christ alone excepted), did ever come thither any other way but by forgiveness of sins. And that will also bring us higher, though we come short of many of them in holiness and grace.

    Author: John Owen
    Topics: Heaven, Salvation

The incentive to peacemaking is love, but it degenerates into appeasement whenever justice is ignored. To forgive and to ask for forgiveness are both costly exercises. All authentic Christian peacemaking exhibits the love and justice - and so the pain - of the cross.

    Author: John Stott
    Topics: Justice, The Cross

And seldom if ever do I leave the pulpit without a sense of partial failure, a mood of penitence, a cry to God for forgiveness, and a resolve to look to Him for grace to do better in the future.

    Author: John Stott
    Topics: Preaching, Failure

Baptism with water is the sign and seal of baptism with the Spirit, as much as it is of the forgiveness of sins. Water-baptism is the initiatory Christian rite, because Spirit-baptism is the initiatory Christian experience.

    Author: John Stott
    Source: The Baptism and Fullness of the Holy Spirit, Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 1964, p. 28.
    Topics: Baptism

To evangelize is to spread the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that as the reigning Lord he now offers the forgiveness of sins and the liberating gift of the Spirit to all who repent and believe.

    Author: John Stott
    Source: The Biblical Basis of Evangelism, p. 69.
    Topics: Evangelism

I preached on the righteousness of the law and the righteousness of faith. While I was speaking, several dropped down as dead and among the rest such a cry was heard of sinners groaning for the righteousness of faith that it almost drowned my voice. But many of these soon lifted up their heads with joy and broke out into thanksgiving, being assured they now had the desire of their soul - the forgiveness of their sins.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Evangelism, Righteousness, Thankfulness

If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption.

    Author: Josh McDowell
    Topics: Forgiveness, Redemption, The Cross

Who are you helping most when you forgive the person who hurt you? Actually, you're helping yourself more than the other person. I always looked at forgiving people who hurt me as being really hard. I thought it seemed so unfair for them to receive forgiveness when I had gotten hurt. I got pain, and they got freedom without having to pay for the pain they caused. Now I realize that I'm helping myself when I choose to forgive.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Forgiveness

Remember, regaining your mind is a process. We all fail at one time or another. God knows our weaknesses; that's why He gave us 1 John 1:9. Just ask for forgiveness and envision the blood of Jesus washing away your sin.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Weakness

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.

    Author: Karl Barth
    Topics: Salvation

If you're a follower of Jesus but you feel distant from him during this era of your life, if you're having difficulty resting easy in his forgiveness, could it be because you're blatantly refusing to let go of your animosity toward another person.

    Author: Lee Strobel
    Topics: Bitterness, Relationships

Few things accelerate the peace process as much as humbly admitting our own wrongdoing and asking forgiveness.

    Author: Lee Strobel
    Topics: Confession

Believing the right things about Jesus isn't enough. You're not adopted as God's child until you confess and turn away from your wrongdoing and receive the freely offered gift of forgiveness and eternal life that Jesus purchased with his death on the cross. Until you do that, you'll always be on the outside looking in.

    Author: Lee Strobel
    Topics: Confession, The Cross, Eternal Life

Forgiveness is God's command.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Forgiveness

One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. have a place--but as a demonstration of having received God's forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it.

    Author: Ravi Zacharias
    Topics: Scripture, Heaven, Forgiveness

The four absolutes we all have in our minds: love, justice, evil, and forgiveness.

    Author: Ravi Zacharias
    Topics: Love, Justice, Forgiveness

Many people are reluctant to show mercy because they don't understand the difference between trust and forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past. Trust has to do with future behavior.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Forgiveness, The Future, Trust

When the New Testament speaks about the fullness of grace which we find in Christ, it does not mean only forgiveness, pardon and justification. Christ has done much more for us. He died for us, but he also lived for us. Now he has sent his own Spirit to us so that we might draw on his strength. He grew in grace, and when we draw on his power we shall likewise grow in grace.

    Author: Sinclair B. Ferguson
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Growth

Indeed, in conversion, a man must make a decision. We shy away from that term because in modern jargon a "decision" has come to be identified with an outward expression, such as raising the hand or going forward to the front. While such external acts have nothing to do with forgiveness of sins, the heart must make a decision to be saved.

    Author: Walter J. Chantry
    Source: Man's Will-Free Yet Bound, The Banner of Truth magazine, Issue 140
    Topics: Salvation

Equally in the Christian life, to stumble and fall and then to flounder in the dust is sin, certainly. It calls for repentance and it needs God's forgiveness. For it is not necessary for me to walk with the Lord like that, hiding behind the excuse that "I must fall once in a while; it is inevitable!

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Repentance

Because the Lord Jesus died on the Cross, I have received forgiveness of sins; because the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, I have received new life; because the Lord Jesus has been exalted to the right hand of the Father, I have received the outpoured Spirit. All is because of Him; nothing is because of me.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Salvation, The Cross

I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost; Christianity without Christ; forgiveness without repentance; salvation without regeneration; politics without God; and Heaven without Hell.

    Author: William Booth
    Topics: Religion, Christianity, Apathy

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When boiled down to its essence, unforgiveness is hatred.

    Author: John R. Rice
    Topics: Hatred

I also think it's hard to hate one person but love another. It's hard to treat anybody right when our heart isn't right. Even people you want to love may be suffering from your bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Love, Hatred

You may even need to forgive a situation or an object--the post office, bank, a certain store that may have cheated you, a car that always gave you trouble, etc. Get rid of all poison that comes from bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Forgiveness

Many people ruin their health and their lives by taking the poison of bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness. Matthew 18:23-35 tells us that if we do not forgive people, we get turned over to the torturers.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Health, Forgiveness

Unforgiveness is spiritual filthiness, so get washed in the water of God's Word to forgive and stay clean.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Forgiveness

Your fellowship with God flows freely when you're willing to forgive, but it gets blocked by unforgiveness.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Fellowship

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