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Matt 6:14-15 [14] For if you will forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father will forgive you also your offences. [15] But if you will not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive you your offences.
1 posted on 06/20/2013 3:06:19 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I have been struggling with this recently, and I’ve realized that there’s a further step required. You can forgive someone, no longer be angry, not be intending to get even, all that ... but you might have drawn a conclusion from what occurred that will continue to poison the relationship. “I forgive him ... but I’ve learned that I can’t rely on him. I have to do everything for myself.”

This is difficult to overcome, because it seems perfectly reasonable, and yet, “Whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” If I believe that the Spirit can work in me to conform me more closely to Christ, I have to believe that He is also working and changing others.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 4:28:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: markomalley

“No, you cannot pray with enemies in your heart.”

Nice.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 4:49:41 AM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: markomalley

I don’t want this to sound wrong, but keep in mind I attended 13 years of Catholic school and taught CCD for years. I now belong to an Evangelical Free church which main goal is to teach scripture so people would hear the truth of the gospel and accept that truth and be saved.

I would have never guessed that a Catholic pope would be the one to start a revival. In all my years as a Catholic the Catholic Church was presented around the gospel. The Pope Francis is speaking in God’s language, not Catholic language. I pray this trickles down to the Bishops, Archbishops, Priest..... All that I have read and seen tells me this man is truly a man of God who has God’s word in hearts and lives it out. God bless him!


4 posted on 06/20/2013 4:58:26 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: markomalley

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7 posted on 06/20/2013 6:45:27 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: markomalley

Anyone can say the “Our Father...” A good ol’ Hebrew prayer.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 7:45:39 AM PDT by onedoug
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