Jesus speaks of forgiveness beyond what anyone had ever considered before: seventy times seven! Many commentaries understand this to mean that Jesus was telling Peter that he should forgive his brother a limitless number of times.... read more ›
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70 = Septuagint (from the Latin for "seventy") = the translation of the Torah into Greek as ordered by Ptolemy II Philadelphus . The Roman numeral seventy, LXX, is the scholarly symbol for the Septuagint. 70 Weeks of Years or 490 years (70×7) was emphasized by the hero Daniel as spiritual punishment for Israel's sins.... read more ›
Jesus calls us to keep on forgiving, regardless of the details or reasons forgiveness is needed. If forgiving someone more than once or twice seems unreasonable, just remember how often God forgives you. He doesn't put a limit on how many times you turn to him with your sincere heart, humbly seeking forgiveness.... see more ›
Forgiveness Is Commanded by God
In Luke 17:4, Jesus says that you should forgive someone seven times in one day; that would work out to more than 2,500 acts of forgiveness each year, every year.... see more ›
“If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says , 'I repent,' forgive him.”... see more ›
Matthew 18: 21-22 reads, Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.... see more ›
Moses was told by God to select 70 elders to receive some of the Holy Spirit conferred on him and to share with him the burden of ruling the people of Israel. The story illustrates the task of the 36 members of the council who met in the Council Chamber (Vroedschapskamer).... see details ›
In the New Testament the number seven symbolizes the unity of the four corners of the Earth with the Holy Trinity. The number seven is also featured in the Book of Revelation (seven churches, seven angels, seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven stars).... see details ›
It's interesting that Jesus tells both the Twelve and the Seventy to do the same thing. In Luke 9 he sends the twelve out to “proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal.” In Luke 10 he sends the seventy out to “cure the sick…and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.... read more ›
One eternal or unforgivable sin (blasphemy against the Holy Spirit), also known as the sin unto death, is specified in several passages of the Synoptic Gospels, including Mark 3:28–29, Matthew 12:31–32, and Luke 12:10, as well as other New Testament passages including Hebrews 6:4–6, Hebrews 10:26–31, and 1 John 5:16.... see more ›
The Roman Catholic Church does not condemn smoking per se, but considers excessive smoking to be sinful, as described in the Catechism (CCC 2290): The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco, or medicine.... view details ›
That does not mean there are not extraordinary ways that God can work outside of the sacraments. Note that this is for mortal sins, as venial sins can be forgiven routinely outside of the confessional. The canon says that physical and moral impossibility excuses one from confession.... read more ›
- Forgiveness Takes Time. Forgiveness is a process. ...
- Forgiveness Involves Sadness. If you have moved straight from anger to “forgiveness,” then you have probably not actually forgiven and let go. ...
- Forgiveness Reflects Learning. ...
- Forgiveness Comes From God.
There are two things to remember here: (1) God's mercy is indeed infinite, and (2) true repentance means forsaking your sins. On the one hand, because of the infinite Atonement of Jesus Christ, repentance is available to everyone, even those who have made the same mistakes many times.... view details ›
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”... see more ›
Jesus answered, 'I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. ' " “You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.” “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”... see details ›
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly. Father will also forgive you. But if you don't forgive men their. trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.... see more ›
The parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:21-35)... see more ›
In John's Gospel (20:23) Jesus tells the disciples, "If you forgive anyone's sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven".... see details ›