The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness

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Few concepts are more basic to Christianity-or more important to a Christian's personal and spiritual well-being-than forgiveness. Yet in an age in which it has become fashionable to "forgive yourself" rather than to forgive others, can our modern ways of understanding guilt, blame, mercy, and justice be reconciled with Jesus' teaching?

Pastor John MacArthur begins The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness by examining the doctrine of the atonement, the basis for any teaching on ...

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Overview

Few concepts are more basic to Christianity-or more important to a Christian's personal and spiritual well-being-than forgiveness. Yet in an age in which it has become fashionable to "forgive yourself" rather than to forgive others, can our modern ways of understanding guilt, blame, mercy, and justice be reconciled with Jesus' teaching?

Pastor John MacArthur begins The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness by examining the doctrine of the atonement, the basis for any teaching on forgiveness. He then answers some common questions about forgiveness, such as: Why are we supposed to seek God's forgiveness if he has already justified us? How should we handle repeat offenses against us? When is restitution appropriate? MacArthur then presents potent, relevant biblical principles of forgiveness.

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"John MacArthur leaves no room for an easy-believism faith that side-steps the practical outworking of foundational Christian truths. Masterfully and incisively, he grapples with the issues of forgiveness and church discipline."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433511301
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 978,083
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John MacArthur is the pastor of Grace Community Church in California and president of The Master’s College and Seminary, as well as a best-selling author. He can be heard on the “Grace to You” radio program, which broadcasts daily around the world on nearly 2,000 stations in English and Spanish.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Ground of all Forgiveness 11

2 Christ's Dying Prayer 31

3 If We Confess Our Sins . . . 53

4 Put That On My Account 75

5 Forgiving One Another 97

6 Just As God Has Forgiven You 113

7 If Your Brother Sins 137

8 The Blessings of Forgiveness 161

9 Answering The Hard Questions About Forgiveness 183

Appendix 1 How Are We to Understand the Atonement? 193

Appendix 2 What Is the Unforgivable Sin? 205

Appendix 3 Two Classic Sermons on Forgiveness C.H. Spurgeon: Forgiveness Made Easy Alexander MacLaren: The Forgiving Son of Man 215

Notes 245

Scripture Index 247

General Index 254

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2000

    Great Resource

    How many times should we forgive? This book explains to you the power and freedom you get when you forgive others. That without forgiveness we lose the wonder of intimacy with God. Also that it is hard to love others when bitterness is deeply rooted in your heart.

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