This blog is devoted to discussing the pursuit of eternal life.
Discussion and participation by readers is desired,
but contributions should correlate to the book,
The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology
of Perseverance & Assurance

Thomas R. Schreiner
& Ardel B. Caneday

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Packing Unforgiveness vs. Unpacking Forgiveness

Here is an excellent essay on the issue of "unconditional forgiveness" and the horrible effects it regularly has upon those who preach it and practice it.

Automatic forgiveness packs unforgiveness. It redefines forgiveness as far less than what it means biblically. It hardens hearts with bitterness, isolation, and pessimism. In contrast, conditional forgiveness centers on the Cross. It offers the Gospel to all, recognizes that because of Christ any offender can be forgiven, believes that all relationships can be redeemed, and rests knowing that justice will be served.

Read the entirety of "Packing Unforgiveness" by Chris Brauns.

Compare my essay "The Sin of 'Unconditional Forgiveness'".


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