In order to be forgiven, we must be repentant. Based on Scripture, we must have a change of mind characterized by heartfelt regret over a former way of life, wrong actions, or even what one has failed to do. True repentance brings about fruitage, a change in our action.—Matt. 3:8; Ac 3:19; 2 Pet. 3:9.
Exactly what is sin? To be honest, today it is difficult to know anymore. Just a few decades ago most Christians and even non-Christians would
Christ taught that forgiveness is a duty. No limit can be set to the extent of forgiveness (Lu 17:4) and it must be granted without reserve. Jesus will not admit that there is any wrong so gross nor so often repeated that it is beyond forgiveness. To Him an unforgiving spirit is one of the most heinous of sins (Bruce, Parabolic Teaching, 376 ff).
In the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament, humility is an essential characteristic of true piety, or of the man who is
Ark of the Covenant: (Heb. aron berit; Gr. kibōtos diathēkē) The original chest made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold, the cover being of
Areopagus: (Gr. Areios Pagos) It literally means ‘hill of mars.’ It is the location of an Athens court, where the apostle Paul explained his beliefs