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“If he repents seven times in one day, you must forgive him.” – Does this mean forgiveness is unconditional?

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay …

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Does Unconditional Love Even Exist?

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10) Christians tend to make much out …

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A Real and Sadly Typical Story of False Repentance and Pastors Enabling the Wicked

One of our readers left this very insightful comment, telling her story of being faced with false repentance and pressure from a church to accept it and reconcile with her abuser. We wanted to make it a stand-alone post so more of you would be sure to see it. So here it is. Thank you …

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Don’t Fall for the Abuser’s “Repentance” – Lessons from Zacchaeus

Just about all of you have heard an abuser claim to “have changed,” or “I have repented and the Lord has forgiven me and now you must also.”  We have had pressure put upon us by the abuser’s allies to “forgive” and reconcile because, after all, he said he was sorry. Yada, yada, yada. Real …

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How Reconciliation Works — by Patrick Doyle

‘How Reconciliation Works’ is an excellent youtube video that we have added to our Resource page under the headings: What does Scripture Really Say? and Video & Audio. Counselor Patrick Doyle of Veritas Counseling discusses four things that are required before reconciliation can be considered:  conviction, repentance, confession, and forgiveness.  And each of these four things is …

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“But King David Did it” – A Line we Hear Repeatedly When Some Leader’s Evil is Outed

Recently we had a bit of a go ’round with a fellow who has been a Bill Gothard follower for years. He still wanted to defend Gothard by insisting that we must withhold judgment until “the facts are in.” We maintain that the facts ARE in and Gothard is to be rejected now as still …

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