I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25 That it is God only who can pardon sin. How vain, then, is it for man to attempt it! How wicked for man to […]
Our forgiving of others will not procure forgiveness for ourselves; but our not forgiving of others proves that we ourselves are not forgiven.
Forgiveness of others is made an express condition of our obtaining pardon and forgiveness from God (Matt 6:14-15); and the nature hereof is expressly declared (Matt 18:23–35). Such evangelical conditions we have not many. I confess they have no causal influence into the accomplishment of the […]
God was not bound to forgive It was not necessary for him to forgive; but if he does gratify his love in acts of pardon, he owes to himself, and to that everlasting difference between right and wrong which he himself has established, to do it […]