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Does the 70x7 Rule Apply for Us Today

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1 Does the 70x7 Rule Apply for Us Today on Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:46 am

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How many times are Christians suppose to forgive one another? How many times? What does the Bible tell us?

Perhaps I must forgive someone although they may feel it was me who erred them.

In either case forgiveness toward one another must be done in order to reach God's Kingdom one day. So..............if I have erred anyone in anyway would you please forgive me?

The following is a copy and paste and the link to read it again. I felt it was worth placing it all here.

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The Meaning of 70x7

The name 70x7 is synonymous with God's eternal forgiveness. Matthew 18:21-22 in the new King James version of the Bible reads: Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven."

Jesus isn't telling us to forgive our brothers 490 times, or 70 times, or 77 times. He's telling us we should always forgive our brothers when they have sinned against us. God in heaven has forgiven us all of humanity's sins. How wrong it would be for us to deny our brothers and sisters a similar forgiveness for much lesser matters.

Back in the book of Matthew (18:23-35 NIV this time), Jesus tells a parable:

Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. The servant fell on his knees before him. "Be patient with me," he begged, "and I will pay back everything." The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. "Pay back what you owe me!" he demanded. His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, "Be patient with me, and I will pay you back." But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.

When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. Then the master called the servant in. "You wicked servant," he said, "I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?" In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.


http://www.70x7.com/70x7meaning.htm

2 Re: Does the 70x7 Rule Apply for Us Today on Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:22 pm

Spice


Thank you for this.

3 Re: Does the 70x7 Rule Apply for Us Today on Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:55 pm

Yemima

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You are welcome Spice. It has meant a lot to me.

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