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Forgive and Forget? — Trust and Forgiveness in Christian Life

There is a common saying that I have always wondered about: “Forgive and forget.” Is this really how things work? Is this what the Bible teaches us? In this post by Dr. Kenneth Acha, he discusses the harm that occurs to people who believe that saying and the biblical context behind forgiveness and proper reconciliation.

Forgiveness is free, trust is earned. You can forgive someone who has caused you pain, but still break fellowship with that person. I used to believe that if you forgive someone, then you have to restore the relationship and allow that person back into your life to the same extent that they were before. That belief is not what the Bible commands. Read More.

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