In "All is Forgiven," Jesus himself authors a love letter from Heaven, to you. He reveals the healing truth that you are already innocent, forgiven of everything you might have thought could separate you from God's Unconditional Love, and completely free of the ego. This healing message nourishes, uplifts and enlightens with gentle truth and deep honesty. All of the ways in which you came to believe you were unworthy of God's love will be brought into question, then seen in a forgiving light. Jesus is direct, unconditionally loving, deeply insightful and thoroughly certain of this one simple truth: All is Forgiven. God loves you already and always will. Spanning a period of almost 2 years, All is Forgiven has been channeled by the scribe - Paul West - with every effort taken to ensure the clarity and accuracy of Jesus's intentions. All editing has been performed by and approved by Jesus Himself. All is Forgiven teaches in alignment with the principles of A Course in Miracles, a self-study course in the practical application of forgiveness and mind healing. It encourages you to forge contact and to work with Holy Spirit as you continue to apply loving self-forgiveness. Jesus teaches that you are forgiven, unconditionally and universally. There are no exceptions to this rule - you are immortal spirit, innocent and holy forever in God's eyes and no mistake can change this Eternal Truth. At times radical, at times beautiful, at times deeply profound, and at times intensely honest, Jesus's words heal and nurture while clarifying perception. Read it for yourself. Be willing to consider that you too can claim your absolute identity in Christ, and Jesus is here to hold your hand every step of the way.
The act of forgiveness is not something that comes easily to most of us. Too often we become angry or judgmental instead of forgiving others. It can be difficult to remember we have all made mistakes or done things we regret, and we would want to be forgiven in turn. Alexander Pope famously wrote, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” It is that divinity that Jesus Christ embodies and to which so many aspire. Jesus’s message is one of forgiving anyone, and he lived by that same principle, providing an example to all. Jesus on Forgiveness contains quotes and wisdom from the teachings and ministrations of Jesus Christ as he communed with the people around him, stressing the need for sincere graciousness and letting go of the desire for revenge. His gentle words encouraging a spirit of forgiveness toward even those who have done us the most harm can inspire and touch people of any faith, Christian or otherwise. “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’” (Matthew 18:21–22)
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Anthony Bash offers new insights into forgiveness from a biblical perspective, taking into account important findings in philosophy, politi and psychology. The book explores what the Bible says about forgiveness so that we can better experience its regenerative and renewing effects. It also looks at what the Bible says in the light of two thousand years of thought about forgiveness. It does so in the belief that, if forgiveness is to be meaningful, it must be just.
A Twenty-First-Century Critique of Our Modern Concept of Truth and the Truth of the Gospel
Author: James P Danaher
Pubpsher: ISD LLC
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, modern thinkers came to believe that our notion of truth should be objective, certain, and precise. Mathematics became the model for how truth should be conceptualized, and we sought to eliminate ideas that were vague, ambiguous, or contradictory. The teachings of Jesus, however, are often vague, ambiguous, and even contradictory. Fortunately, a twenty-first century understanding of the human condition has debunked the modern notion of truth, showing it tobe truncated at best. We are now free to rethink our notion of truth in a way that is compatible with the things that Jesus said and did, and equally compatible with what we now know to be our access to truth given the limits of our human condition. Thisvolume sets out to explore these issues in depth and examine what it might mean for us to speak of the truth of the Gospel in a twenty-first century context.
The Gospels record that Jesus purported to forgive sins. What significance would such a claim have had for his contemporaries and what would the implications have been for his identity as a first-century popular prophet? Tobias Hägerland answers these questions and more as he investigates the forgiveness of sins in the mission of the historical Jesus. The Gospels are interpreted within the context of first-century Judaism as part of a broader reconstruction of Jesus' career as a healer and prophet, and rhetorical criticism is introduced as a tool for explaining how the gospel tradition about Jesus and forgiveness developed. Hägerland combines detailed exegesis and rigorous methodology with a holistic view of the historical Jesus, evaluating recent scholarship about first-century Jewish prophets and utilizing previously neglected textual evidence to present a thorough investigation of the theology of forgiveness in early Judaism and primitive Christianity.
In this little book, we discover that if Christianity isn't about forgiveness, it's about nothing at all. But is there a limit to forgiveness? Is it always possible? Or even always right? This book begins with Simon Wiesenthal, an Austrian Jew imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp during WWII, who was confronted with the plea for forgiveness from a dying Nazi SS soldier. This book will challenge you with the question: "What would you do?" "The Question of Forgiveness" reminds us that Christ's command to love your enemy is very hard to do, but as followers of Christ, we are called to believe that love is more powerful than hate--something that Christ modeled to the extreme of Calvary's cross. Zahnd digs into the question of forgiveness, and concludes with this: beyond the suffering of unconditional forgiveness lie the resurrection of love and the triumph of peace.
Donald Peart is married to Judith Peart. Since 1986, Donald dedicated himself to intense study of the Bible and prayer; and he known to have studied the Bible for up to eight hours per day. Donald has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Donald and Judith have served as pastors since 1997; and they currently pastor Crown of Glory Ministries in Randallstown, Maryland.
I know that God exists. How do I know? I know that through Jesus Christ. Jesus gives me the reason to believe, to hope, to dream, and to live. Then, as we know Jesus, we also come to know God. So, by knowing Jesus Christ, we emphatically and continuously find ourselves and know ourselves. Therefore, away from Jesus we have no life. And apart from Him, we know not God nor ourselves. Blaise Pascal, a Great French philosopher said, "If God does not exist the human condition is threatened with final despair."