76 Quotes About Forgiveness

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To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
- C.S. Lewis
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When we stray from His presence, He longs for you to come back. He weeps that you are missing out on His love, protection and provision. He throws His arms open, runs toward you, gathers you up, and welcomes you home.
- Charles Stanley
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Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours
- Phillips Brooks
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The voice of sin is loud, but the voice of forgiveness is louder.
- Dwight L. Moody
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Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- Hannah More
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And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others.
- Rick Warren
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We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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It's Satan's delight to tell me that once he's got me, he will keep me. But at that moment I can go back to God. And I know that if I confess my sins, God is faithful and just to forgive me.
- Alan Redpath
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Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
- George Macdonald
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One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. ...works have a place--but as a demonstration of having received God's forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it.
- Ravi Zacharias
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God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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When anything in life is an absolute requirement for your happiness and self-worth, it is essentially an 'idol,' something you are actually worshiping. When such a thing is threatened, your anger is absolute. Your anger is actually the way the idol keeps you in its service, in its chains. Therefore if you find that, despite all the efforts to forgive, your anger and bitterness cannot subside, you may need to look deeper and ask, 'What am I defending? What is so important that I cannot live without?' It may be that, until some inordinate desire is identified and confronted, you will not be able to master your anger.
- Tim Keller
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When God forgives, He at once restores.
- Theodore Epp
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To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
- G.K. Chesterton
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Forgiveness is God's command.
- Martin Luther
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A great many people want to bring their faith, their works, their good deeds to Him for salvation. Bring your sins, and He will bear them away into the wilderness of forgetfulness, and you will never see them again.
- Dwight L. Moody
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Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away.
- Jim Elliot
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I know for me, going back the person I've bad-mouthed or lied to is absolutely humiliating! But isn't it interesting that "humiliating" has the same root word as "humility"? Part of humility is taking responsibility for my sin and asking forgiveness even when it doesn't feel good. God wants to heal and restore your relationships, but it's not easy.
- Chip Ingram
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Forgiveness is not that stripe which says, "I will forgive, but not forget." It is not to bury the hatchet with the handle sticking out of the ground, so you can grasp it the minute you want it.
- Dwight L. Moody
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If you take care of yourself and walk with integrity, you may be confident that God will deal with those who sin against you. Above all, don't give birth to sin yourself; rather, pray for those who persecute you. God will one day turn your persecution into praise.
- Warren Wiersbe
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Forgiveness is always free. But that doesn't mean that confession is always easy. Sometimes it is hard. Incredibly hard. It is painful to admit our sins and entrust ourselves to God's care.
- Erwin Lutzer
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After grief for sin there should be joy for forgiveness.
- A. W. Pink
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No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
- John Bunyan
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Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
- Corrie Ten Boom
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If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption.
- Josh McDowell
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Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
- Billy Graham
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Forgiveness on the part of God always has a judicial basis, not an emotional basis, and represents an attitude of God based upon the satisfaction of His righteousness in some way.
- John F. Walvoord
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If God did not forgive the Christian who confesses and turns away from sin, God would become unrighteous by holding in contempt Christ's atoning work, whose purpose was to uphold God's glory.
- Daniel Fuller
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There is no chasm in society that cannot be firmly and permanently bridged by intercession; there is no feud or dislike that cannot be healed by the same exercise of love.
- Charles H. Brent
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We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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The trouble is, people do not know that Christ is a Deliverer. They forget that the Son of God came to keep them from sin as as well as to forgive it.
- Dwight L. Moody
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God forgets your confessed sins; so should you.
- Woodrow Kroll
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Wherever God pardons sin, he subdues it... If the fetters of sin be broken off, and we walk at liberty in the ways of God, this is a blessed sign we are pardoned.
- Thomas Watson
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He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
- Thomas Fuller
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Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.
- C.S. Lewis
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Many people are reluctant to show mercy because they don't understand the difference between trust and forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past. Trust has to do with future behavior.
- Rick Warren
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You are nothing better than deceitful hypocrites if you harbor in your minds a single unforgiving thought. There are some sins which may be in the heart, and yet you may be saved. But you cannot be saved unless you are forgiving. If we do not choose to forgive, we choose to be damned.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The choice to withhold forgiveness slowly but effectively destroys family unity.
- Patricia Ennis
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As long as you live on earth, you won't see the end of injustices. Yet God desires for you to let go of injustices and hold on to His grace. Only He can give you the power to forgive those who have hurt you the deepest.
- Paul Chappell
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God's grace and forgiveness, while free to the recipient, are always costly for the giver. From the earliest parts of the Bible, it was understood that God could not forgive without sacrifice. No one who is seriously wronged can 'just forgive' the perpetrator. But when you forgive, that means you absorb the loss and the debt. You bear it yourself. All forgiveness, then, is costly.
- Tim Keller
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A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- Hannah More
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It's Satan's delight to tell me that once he's got me, he will keep me. But at that moment I can go back to God. And I know that if I confess my sins, God is faithful and just to forgive me.
- Alan Redpath
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If I cast up a confessed, repented, and forsaken sin against another, and allow my remembrance of that sin to colour my thinking and feed my suspicions, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
- Amy Carmichael
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Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved.
- C.S. Lewis
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The assurance of His total forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Christ means we don't have to play defensive games anymore. We don't have to rationalize and excuse our sins. We can call sin exactly what it is, regardless of how ugly and shameful it may be, because we know that Jesus bore that sin in His body on the cross.
- Jerry Bridges
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Forgive thyself little and others much.
- Robert Leighton
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A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. Be who you are and be that well.
- Francis de Sales
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Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
- Augustine
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Forgiveness does not mean excusing.
- C.S. Lewis
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