76 Quotes About Forgiveness

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To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
- C.S. Lewis
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When we stray from His presence, He longs for you to come back. He weeps that you are missing out on His love, protection and provision. He throws His arms open, runs toward you, gathers you up, and welcomes you home.
- Charles Stanley
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Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours
- Phillips Brooks
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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.
- Dwight L. Moody
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We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
- G.K. Chesterton
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The trouble is, people do not know that Christ is a Deliverer. They forget that the Son of God came to keep them from sin as as well as to forgive it.
- Dwight L. Moody
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He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
- Thomas Fuller
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Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.
- C.S. Lewis
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Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
- Corrie Ten Boom
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A great many people want to bring their faith, their works, their good deeds to Him for salvation. Bring your sins, and He will bear them away into the wilderness of forgetfulness, and you will never see them again.
- Dwight L. Moody
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When anything in life is an absolute requirement for your happiness and self-worth, it is essentially an 'idol,' something you are actually worshiping. When such a thing is threatened, your anger is absolute. Your anger is actually the way the idol keeps you in its service, in its chains. Therefore if you find that, despite all the efforts to forgive, your anger and bitterness cannot subside, you may need to look deeper and ask, 'What am I defending? What is so important that I cannot live without?' It may be that, until some inordinate desire is identified and confronted, you will not be able to master your anger.
- Tim Keller
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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.
- John F. Walvoord
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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.
- Erwin Lutzer
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Forgive thyself little and others much.
- Robert Leighton
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If you take care of yourself and walk with integrity, you may be confident that God will deal with those who sin against you. Above all, don't give birth to sin yourself; rather, pray for those who persecute you. God will one day turn your persecution into praise.
- Warren Wiersbe
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If God did not forgive the Christian who confesses and turns away from sin, God would become unrighteous by holding in contempt Christ's atoning work, whose purpose was to uphold God's glory.
- Daniel Fuller
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A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. Be who you are and be that well.
- Francis de Sales
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After grief for sin there should be joy for forgiveness.
- A. W. Pink
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There is no chasm in society that cannot be firmly and permanently bridged by intercession; there is no feud or dislike that cannot be healed by the same exercise of love.
- Charles H. Brent
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God forgets your confessed sins; so should you.
- Woodrow Kroll
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Wherever God pardons sin, he subdues it... If the fetters of sin be broken off, and we walk at liberty in the ways of God, this is a blessed sign we are pardoned.
- Thomas Watson
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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.
- Augustine
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Forgiveness does not mean excusing.
- C.S. Lewis
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When God forgives, He at once restores.
- Theodore Epp
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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.
- Rick Warren
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You are nothing better than deceitful hypocrites if you harbor in your minds a single unforgiving thought. There are some sins which may be in the heart, and yet you may be saved. But you cannot be saved unless you are forgiving. If we do not choose to forgive, we choose to be damned.
- Charles Spurgeon
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I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.
- Dwight L. Moody
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It is vain for us to pray while conscious that we have injured another. Let us first make amends to the injured one before we dare approach God at either the private or the public altar.
- Jonathan Goforth
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There is no thirst of the soul so consuming as the desire for pardon. The sense of its bestowal is the starting-point of all goodness. It comes bringing with it, if not the freshness of innocence, yet a glow of inspiration that nerves feeble hands for hard tasks, a fire of hope that lights anew the old high ideal, so that it stands before the eye in clear relief, beckoning to make it out on its own.
- Charles H. Brent
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Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
- Assorted Authors
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The voice of sin is loud, but the voice of forgiveness is louder.
- Dwight L. Moody
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If I cast up a confessed, repented, and forsaken sin against another, and allow my remembrance of that sin to colour my thinking and feed my suspicions, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
- Amy Carmichael
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To be able to look into God's face, and know with the knowledge of faith that there is nothing between the soul and Him, is to experience the fullest peace the soul can know. Whatever else pardon may be, it is above all things admission into full fellowship with God.
- Charles H. Brent
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It's Satan's delight to tell me that once he's got me, he will keep me. But at that moment I can go back to God. And I know that if I confess my sins, God is faithful and just to forgive me.
- Alan Redpath
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Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved.
- C.S. Lewis
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No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
- Thomas Fuller
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Forgiveness is negative. Righteousness is positive. Forgiveness is you may go. Righteousness is you may come.
- Tim Keller
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The four absolutes we all have in our minds: love, justice, evil, and forgiveness.
- Ravi Zacharias
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To err is human, to forgive, divine.
- Assorted Authors
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Frequently the enemy entices Christians to harbor an unforgiving spirit - a very common symptom indeed among God's children. Such bitterness and fault-finding and enmity inflict a severe blow upon spiritual life.
- Watchman Nee
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The choice to withhold forgiveness slowly but effectively destroys family unity.
- Patricia Ennis
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He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.
- George Herbert
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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.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. ...works have a place--but as a demonstration of having received God's forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it.
- Ravi Zacharias
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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.
- Josh McDowell
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Behold, what manner of love is this, that Christ should be arraigned and we adorned, that the curse should be laid on His head and the crown set on ours.
- Thomas Watson
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Forgiveness is God's command.
- Martin Luther
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But the way to overcome is by patience, forgiving and praying for your enemies, in doing whereof you heap coals upon their heads, and your Lord shall open a door to you in your trouble: wait upon Him, as the night watch waiteth for the morning. He will not tarry. Go up to your watch-tower, and come not down, but by prayer, and faith, and hope, wait on.
- Samuel Rutherford
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As long as you live on earth, you won't see the end of injustices. Yet God desires for you to let go of injustices and hold on to His grace. Only He can give you the power to forgive those who have hurt you the deepest.
- Paul Chappell
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