Forgiveness Bible Study
Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided this Christian Forgiveness Bible study focusing on the many Biblical Forgiveness Bible quotes. We will look into that and all aspects of the Christian Walk. This Christian Forgiveness study reveals Truth bringing forth understanding and genuine peace.
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk Bible program. This is our thought provoking, interesting and intriguing Christian Forgiveness Bible study trek for truth seeking the Truth from the various Biblical Forgiveness Bible quotes and determining exactly how Christian forgiveness Bible verses facts affect Christians today. The absolutely awe inspiring and hope creating message found within this Forgiveness Bible study sharing many excellent Christian forgiveness tips will truly enLIGHTen your Christian path.
Christian Forgiveness Bible Study
Biblical Forgiveness Bible Quotes
Forgiving and Being Forgiven Journey
How to be Forgiven Quest
Forgiveness is something Christians require and need to give back.
This Christian Forgiveness has different meanings for different
people and sometimes different meanings for the same people,
depending on what or who is it is that is being "forgiven" ... As
though there are different levels of forgiveness that only apply to
who we deem worthy or unworthy of this Forgiveness. But the question
is ... What would Jesus consider forgiveness as being? While you let
that question simmer in your mind and heart, let's look at what He
said about it.
We will be looking at
Matthew, Chapter 18.
Just before Jesus spoke on the topic of forgiveness, He made a few
other statements leading up to His shared Words on forgiveness. Let's
see what Jesus said:
1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying,
Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in
the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you,
Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not
enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little
child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which
believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must
needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence
8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them
off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into
life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be
cast into everlasting fire.
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it
from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye,
rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones;
for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the
face of my Father which is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one
of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and
goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he
rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in
heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Christian Forgiveness Bible study danger ... Jesus is warning those
that would harm the Christians that became as a child. He goes
further to speak of the lost children of God and how we are to seek
the lost as to bring them back to the Lord. As we proceed, we must
remember that Jesus made it clear ...
"It is not the will of your Father which is in
Heaven, that one of these little ones should perish."
Keeping this Truth in mind and heart, let us see what Jesus says
15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go
and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear
thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one
or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word
may be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the
church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as
an heathen man and a publican.
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on
earth shall be bound in Heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on
earth shall be loosed in Heaven.
So, Jesus is saying that if your brother (fellow man) has wronged you
go try and work it out between you and that person only. But, if they
still don't want to make peace, tell the church (Fellow Christians)
and if this person still refuses, we are to think of that person as a
heathen and a publican.
Christian Forgiveness Bible study shares these Biblical Forgiveness
Bible quotes to remind you that this choice should not be made
Here are two other verses where Jesus expressed this ...
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and
whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and
whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose
soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
So many are quick to use this Christian Forgiveness Bible quotes
scripture in order to condemn a fellow Christian thinking they need
only get a few friends to agree with them and they can condemn
another. But is that truly what Jesus is saying? I mean ... Did Jesus
not just get through warning us of mistreating fellow Christians?
Let's look closer at what Jesus said shall we?
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him
his fault between thee and him alone: [make peace], if he shall hear
thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
Jesus said that if we make peace with our fellow man that we have
gained our brother. In the book of James we get a clear picture of
what happens when you gain your brother.
19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the Truth, and one
20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from
the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a
multitude of sins.
Wow ... What a Son-derful reward that you receive when you find a way
to bring peace to a matter by means of forgiveness! So it is obvious
thus far in our Christian Forgiveness Bible study that we are to try
diligently to get the one who has wronged us to see the Lord's Truth
as to be set free. But, if the person refuses to hear you, this is
what Jesus says to do:
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on
earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for
them of my Father which is in Heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my
name, there am I in the midst of them.
This concept of having two or more witnesses needed to condemn
someone, comes from the law that was given in the Old Testament.
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for
any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or
at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
It is obvious that the intent of this act is to get the person to see
the error of their ways as to be forgiven which will save the soul.
This whole Biblical Forgiveness Bible quotes topic brought up a
question in Peter's mind ...
21 Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how oft shall
my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not
unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
This is an obvious statement by Jesus that we are not to seek
ways to condemn another but rather to seek ways to restore peace
between us all. Christian Forgiveness Bible quotes trivia ... Lemme
ask you something ... In 99.9% of every problem between two people
what do both parties want? The answer is ... An apology. If the
apology is given, in most cases it is then suddenly easy to forgive
I cannot even fathom how many friendships have been dissolved cuz one
or the other held such pride that they could not say these two simple
words ... I'm sorry. If they would have, Grace would have been
bestowed and the friendship would have been stronger. Have you ever
pondered on that and how that Grace may work with the Forgiveness
that God has granted us?
I wanna share a quick Christian Forgiveness Bible study story ...
There was once a young child who lived in a culture where people
could easily become a slave when they grew up and as many had before
... This child too became enslaved. The slave driver was very cruel
and there was no peace in this slave's life. The slave driver
constantly hounded the slave. The slave was used and abused for many
After some time, this lifestyle began to wear on the slave and the
slave's health began to affect the slave's productivity. The owner,
seeing this slave was no longer of any value, decided to sell the
slave at an auction. When the slave stepped onto the platform to be
sold, there was only silence as it was obvious to all that this slave
was of no value. Then a voice sounded out from the crowd and offered
a substantial amount for this slave. Obviously nobody was going to
bid any higher so the slave became the property of the stranger in
The slave was brought in chains to the stranger and the slave with
their weakened, battered body lifted their eyes to meet their new
owner. As they looked into the strangers eyes they felt the chains
fall off of their swollen wrists. They looked down to see that their
new owner had removed the chains and the new owner said ... GO, you
are free. The slave thinking this a trick, just stood there. The new
owner repeated his words and explained that the slave was free and
could do whatever he wanted to do and began to walk away.
The slave pondered on what had just happened and began to follow the
man that had freed him and when the man noticed that he was being
followed, he stopped and asked the newly freed soul why they were
following him. The renewed soul said ... I CHOOSE to serve YOU.
In like manner many of us have become slave to sin in our past and
after being slave to sin for so very long, our soul became torn and
tattered and we were unable to perform anything worthy. The Lord saw
within us a valuable asset to His cause and bought us with a price
... his blood. he now allows us to choose what we will do and it is
his grace that touches our heart and has us choose to follow and
Forgiveness is a powerful thing!
Am I Forgiven Bible Verses on Being Forgiven and How to Be Forgiven Today
Let's do a little digging and find out what Forgiveness is? Remember
when I said earlier that the meaning of forgiveness differs from
person to person and circumstance to circumstance? Well, the reason
we seem to have given the act of forgiveness different levels, is so
that we can say we've forgiven, without really forgiving as we
know in our heart we are to do. We feel like as long as we've
achieved or performed any given level of forgiveness, we can take
credit for the total act of this very important virtue.
Let us take a look at the different levels of Christian Forgiveness
that humans have chosen to divide the holy act of Christian
forgiveness up into. You can decide for yourself, which level(s)
you've chosen to grant to the people in your life. Some of these may
sound the same to you, but many people don't like to admit to
something (even to themselves) unless every word in the description
are the very words they would use. These aren't in any order of
- You forgive outwardly for others to believe that you have,
but inside you just can't seem to forgive. You want to but you feel
that you cannot so you just carry on with it in your mind and heart.
- You claim to forgive, but your relationship has never been quite
the same with the person ... and never will be. You tolerate the
offender as much and as you can bear to, because Jesus said to
forgive. Sometimes you rarely speak, if ever again, and the
relationship virtually ends after the so-called forgiveness.
- You say that you forgive the offense, but you ridicule, deride,
mock, taunt or challenge the offender at every turn, sometimes in
anger and other times in humor.
- You cease to feel resentment against an offender, but you really
don't trust them anymore. You can forgive but you can't forget. You
store a record of the offense in the back of your mind just in case
you need to bring it up at a later date for any reason.
- As long as you're in a good mood, your Christian forgiveness
abounds, but wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and anyone who has
ever sinned against you is a scoundrel until your mood changes.
- You pick and choose who you do and do not forgive. Some people
are just not worthy and others are easily forgiven despite that which
- You pardon someone totally and unconditionally. You continue to
love the person who sinned against you, just as you did before the
offense. It's as though it never even happened. Recollections of the
offense are not used for any reason. You don't forget that you're a
sinner yourself and mercy and Grace are the greatest gift that God
has given you through Jesus Christ.
Maybe the level of Christian forgiveness that you use isn't included
here. If it's not, go ahead and add it (or them) in, because there
are bound to be millions of conditions and levels that fall in
between these categories, or have additional little addenda. It's
okay, we're all guilty of it at some point in our lives.
Now, let's take a Christian Forgiveness Bible study field trip and
look at the word forgive. The prefix for means before
and the word give, in this case, means commit. So,
perhaps to forgive ... To really forgive is to think of things
as they were before the offense was committed. You may
say, That's a tough thing to do, until you think about it this way:
Have you ever done anything that you wish you had
never done? Is there something that if you could, you would totally
erase it from your life, that it would be forgotten totally from
anyone's memory who knows about it? It won't happen unless you
forgive others the same way.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what
measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Now that you turn things around, and your own forgiveness of others
is involved, you can relate better to the phrase "forgive and forget"
... To sum up this whole definition business, it would be fair to say
that to forgive is to forget.
Here is a little Biblical Forgiveness Bible quotes tidbit of Truth
... It's hard on both the offender and the victim of a sin, when
forgiveness is not granted. For the offender, they feel untrusted and
ashamed. It can weaken a person's soul to live with knowing that
they're not forgiven for something that they're so sorry for. It's as
if there's an invisible net around them that they can't escape. To
repent for something we've done, and not to be forgiven, is an
experience that God didn't want us to bear, and that's the whole
reason why we have the New Testament, and why Jesus died for us. It's
a shame that we've defiled this beautiful gift of Grace by putting it
into levels. Forgive others the way you want to be forgiven by
God for things that you've done.
Another Christian Forgiveness Bible study trivia question ... What
about if you're the victim of a sin? Let's say someone has committed
a sin against you and you don't forgive them. How can being
unforgiving ... Hurt you? It's in your subconscious mind if you
haven't completely forgiven someone for something. Your mind knows
what level you've assigned to each act of forgiveness you've granted.
You don't think about it all the time, but the knowledge of it is
there. This can cause bitterness in your spirit that can affect other
parts of your life. Your faith will feel like it's tainted with
guilt. That's because you're being measured by God with the same
forgiveness scale that you're using. Your lack of trust in your
offender can cause you to be untrusting of others as well. If your
offender is a loved one, you can become blameful of them for
unrelated things that happen in your life.
Here is a Christian Forgiveness Bible study quote to ponder upon ...
"Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person
Now, obviously this does not mean that you must trust ALL of those
who have hurt you, in particular when terrible crimes were committed
and allow what occurred to happen again ... God forbid. It means that
you should not let the lack of trust in them, establish a habit
within you and have you walk in fear, unable to trust anyone else.
In a perfect world, when we forgive someone, it would really truly be
as if the offense never happened. We would be able to Love,
communicate, befriend, trust, and continue in our relationships with
one another as if the offense was erased from time. My friend, that
is the description of how it is in Heaven and this earth is not a
perfect world. Where we fear continued abuse from an offender, we
must forgive the best way we know how. If you are facing
circumstances that require Christian forgiveness that risks your
physical or psychological safety, prayer is essential. Ask Jesus how
to completely forgive and release someone from offenses where
communication seems impossible afterward.
The Christian Forgiveness Bible study point is ... Being unforgiving
can cause a chain of circumstances that prevent you from being
fruitful for God. Until you completely release your offender from his
sin, you'll remain in the same net that you've put him in.
We've done a pretty thorough job of putting Christian forgiveness
into levels, now let's look at the levels that we've put sin into.
What about people? Do you find it easier to forgive a loved one than
an acquaintance or a stranger for the same offense? Are there sins
that we simply find unforgivable and others that we have no problem
whatsoever forgetting? To that, I have to ask you, are there some
sins that you've committed that you think God should hold you
accountable for, or do you want Him to forgive all of your sins?
Jesus addressed this very thing.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought
against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father
which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Another Biblical Forgiveness Bible quotes warning ... Did you catch
that? If you have anything against any. Forgive all or
you won't be forgiven. Sorry, there are no levels for all. All means
all. It doesn't limit the number(s) or the intensity of the sin(s),
or even how long ago they happened, it's infinite.
Our report card on our forgiveness performance will be administered
to us on judgment day and we'll be remembered in God's eyes exactly
the way we remembered (or forgave) others.
Let's pick up where we left off in our Christian Forgiveness Bible
study with Jesus sharing with us about true forgiveness ...
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a
certain king, which would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto
him, which owed him ten thousand talents. [A talent is an ancient
coin of a certain weight.]
25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded
him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and
payment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him,
saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with
compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. [The king
actually set the servant free and wiped out the debt.]
28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his
fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: [That's about one
millionth of the debt that the king forgave him for.] and he laid
hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou
29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and
besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison,
till he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were
very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto
him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because
thou desiredst me:
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy
fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the
tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you,
if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their
Okay, back to the beginning of our Christian Forgiveness Bible study
... Remember the question we began with? What would Jesus consider
forgiveness? My friend, the answer is this: He's gonna use the
definition that you choose . . . On you! With that in mind, you may
want to consider how generous you are with the gift of forgiveness
that you grant to others ... And to yourself!
Yes, that's right, the Forgiveness Bible quotes say that you must
forgive yourself too. Let's say you are a merciful person to
everyone that you know, but you're very hard on yourself and you have
things pent up inside that you just can't seem to let go of. Things
that you've even forgiven others for, you find hard to forgive
yourself for. It's a tough one, I know.
As Christians, we know and understand that God forgives us, and we
don't (usually) have a problem forgiving others. But, ourselves ...
We just can't seem to get the hang of it, now can we? I have another
question to ask you. Does God still forgive us if we don't forgive
Remember what Jesus said?
25 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have
anything against any: so your Father in Heaven may forgive you
26 But if you don't forgive, neither will your Father in
Heaven forgive you.
Forgiveness Bible quotes make it clear ... Forgive All means ALL,
remember. You count too. Are you not His child? Not only do we have
to concern ourselves with not being forgiven if we fail to forgive
but also becoming victim to a trap of Satan.
This Truth is shared by Paul ...
2 Corinthians 2:10-11
10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I
forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it
in the person of Christ;
11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are
not ignorant of his devices.
I have another Christian Forgiveness Bible study Truth to share with
you. Way down deep inside of us, there's a twisted misconception that
if we hold on to feelings of guilt, it somehow justifies us in God's
eyes. This is the total opposite of what your Father wants for you.
He didn't sacrifice His precious Son so that we would harbor feelings
of guilt. He did it so we would be completely free of that.
Guilt is a bad seed. As long as it's buried down deep, it WILL grow.
Unattended, it will become a big problem in your garden, because it
will bloom and go to seed, and soon you'll have a whole bunch of
little problems that grow into big problems and it just keeps getting
worse and worse. Once God forgives you, He doesn't remember it. You
are cleansed of it. Pure as a little baby. And that's how your Father
Look at this Christian forgiveness from God's point of view. Let's
say you're a loving parent, whose child has done something wrong. You
may chasten the child, or some other circumstances may arise that
bring him to repentance. Your precious child comes to you to confess,
and asks forgiveness.
Then you forgive him lovingly, and all is well. Later on, you're
walking past the closed door of your child's room and you hear your
little one crying and rapping his head on the wall, because he feels
badly for what he's done. How does that make you feel? Maybe it makes
you feel like he doubts your forgiveness.
Now, knowing that you are God's child, how can you serve the Lord
effectively and efficiently, as long as you carry guilt inside of you?
Here is the Christian Forgiveness Bible study summary ... As adult
Christians, we understand that God forgives us, so the bad feelings
of guilt that we store up inside are in Truth, self pity.
You're wasting your time feeling guilty. You're wasting precious time
that you could be using toward God's plans for your life. Lose the
guilt, and get on with the God business. Put on your garden gloves,
get a good hold on that weed, and eliminate it from your life once
Biblical Forgiveness Bible quotes have shown us that Forgiveness is
the removal of sin. Once it's removed, it's gone. God did the job.
You don't have to go and clean up after Him. Think of what an insult
that must be.
Let go and let God!
Here is a very important Christian Forgiveness Bible study reminder
... It's never too late to forgive. There may be something that
happened years ago, maybe even in your childhood that you haven't
completely forgiven someone for. You can change that. You can free
yourself and other people to be more fruitful for God if you do. If
someone hasn't forgiven you for something, perhaps you'd like to ask
them to forgive you. You're not only seeking for peace for your own
soul, but you're also giving them a chance to escape that invisible
net that they've unknowingly put themselves in as well.
Now let's type about that question that has been simmering in the
mind and heart pf many. What does Jesus deem as true Forgiveness?
The answer was given upon the Cross ...
Remember the Christian Forgiveness story of the slave and how it
applies to our Christian walk? Grace and forgiveness do not need to
be deserved. we can offer it to any person at any time for any crime
that we choose to.
Here is an interesting Biblical forgiveness concept ... What if that
is the whole test to see if we will choose to grant the same Grace
and Love that we received from our loving Father, to His children. We
are truly forgiven if we ask for forgiveness and choose to forgive
all others unconditionally. Not a bad deal.
As Christians, God's Grace
and the Holy
Spirit are the most precious gifts that we have received from our
loving and precious Heavenly Father.
The Christian Forgiveness Bible study delving into the many Biblical
Forgiveness Bible quotes bottom line is this ... We need to learn how
to extend our own mercy and Grace to others whether we believe that
they deserve it or not. Every day is a new beginning, every moment, a
fresh start. Clean your slate and give others a chance to clean
theirs too. You must choose to forgive others, to be forgiven. That
is how to be forgiven.
Love and forgive all!
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
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