Forgiveness

For those of you who know me personally, if I do not talk to you spiritually or talk to you as a born again christian, it is because I do not think you belong to the Lord.

Paul said;

" Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. "     2 Timothy 2:19

Yes, it is the Lord who knows who belongs to Him!

" The Lord knoweth them that are his. "

Jesus said clearly about our enemies;

" And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.  Matthew 10:36

And I know from personal experience what Jesus meant here!  LOL

Also, even if you have the chance to get revenge on an enemy by the law of the land and even though getting even with your enemy might be justifiable in the eyes of secular society, Paul said it is better to take the wrong and forgive than to get even by going to court against a brother or sister in Christ;

" Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. "   1 Corinthians 6:1-10

My friend, if you have been hurt by family or people you trusted, and rightfully have the chance to get even with them by the law and courts of the nation you live in, according to the Holy Bible it is better to take the wrong your enemies dished out and forgive your enemies, rather than to get revenge on them!

So, forgive your enemies!

The Lord will reward you for this!

Always remember this warning from Jesus!

" For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. "   Matthew 6:14-15

You will never hear this statement quoted of Jesus from a follower of John Calvin and/or any liberal grace preaching 21st century evangelical church goer or church pastor!  LOL!

Wayne Brown