Should Christians Demand Apologies?
The Bible consistently commands believers to forgive others. The list of verses is long and useful, and I’ve listed many of them at the bottom of this post. That said, while God’s command to forgive others is ubiquitous, I am unable to find Christ-followers in Scripture demanding apologies. I was naturally curious as to why…Read More
God’s Forgiveness in Jesus Christ
In the moment of anger, consider the great mercy God extended to you. Isaiah wrote that God pardons abundantly (Isaiah 55:7). Considering what God did for you in Christ in the moment of anger will help your response to others. Because God has been merciful to you, you can be a merciful person. Even if you’ve…Read More
Reconciliation in Matthew 18:15-18
Matthew 18:15-18 provides a process for reconciliation when: there is sin to which there has been no repentance the sin was witnessed by others, Deuteronomy 19:15, Numbers 35:30, 1 Timothy 5:19, 2 Corinthians 13:1, Matthew 18:16 The spirit of reconciliation is meek and gentle. Consider Galatians 6:1 and 2 Timothy 2:24-25: Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if anyone is…Read More