What does 70×7 mean?
The 70×7 expression is symbolic for infinity; Christians are called to forgive an infinite number of time because that is the number of time they are forgiven by God ; when a Christian fails to forgive, it becomes inconsistent with the infinite forgiveness of God.
What is the punishment of God?
Divine retribution is supernatural punishment of a person, a group of people, or everyone by a deity in response to some action. Many cultures have a story about how a deity exacted punishment upon previous inhabitants of their land, causing their doom.
What does the Bible say about past sins?
In verse 12, God says, “For I will forgive their wickedness and remember their sins no more.” This is where God changes the past of all who commit their lives to Him. He forgives our sins and forgets them!
What are the consequences of forgiveness?
The good news: Studies have found that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack; improving cholesterol levels and sleep; and reducing pain, blood pressure, and levels of anxiety, depression and stress.
What does God says about forgiveness?
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” “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.
What did Jesus tell Peter about forgiveness?
Bible Math Matthew 18:21, 22. Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall 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 times seven.”
Does God see our sins?
Scripture clearly indicates that God does view sin differently and that He proscribed a different punishment for sin depending upon its severity. While God does see sin differently we now have Jesus to forgive us of our sin.
Does God only forgive 490 times?
You can’t count the times you forgive – you just go on forgiving. For a start, “490 times” is a nonsense figure, invented by Jesus as “seventy times seven” when Peter asked if it would be reasonable to forgive his brother seven times before thumping him (Matthew ch 18).
When you repent Does God forget?
Paul told the Roman Christians God would forgive our sins and cover them up (Romans 4:7). When God forgives our sin he puts it out of his mind; he erases it from the pages of time; he forgets it.
What does forgive 77 times mean?
Seventy signifies spiritual perfection. So seventy times seven means we need to forgive someone completely, and not let it continue to fester or play over and over again in our minds. The only way we can get rid of it is through the spiritual perfection of Jesus, in us.
Does God still punish you after you ask for forgiveness?
“After God forgives you, does he still punish you for your sins?” No. Jesus paid the penalty for those sins. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”