God's Definition of Forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive? To define forgiveness, we must see how God defines forgiveness in his Word. This article offers such a definition: forgiveness is a commitment by the offended to pardon graciously the repentant from moral liability and to be reconciled to that person, although not all consequences are necessarily eliminated. The author also considers the matter of what is required of the offended when the offender is not repentant.

God's Definition of Forgiveness: What if I Do Not Feel Like Forgiving?

Forgiveness is a commitment by the offended to pardon the repentant and be reconciled to that person. Should we just forgive, regardless of how we feel about the situation? This article argues that forgiveness does not depend on how you feel, but on how well you understand your sin. Withholding forgiveness is a serious sin.