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  • The Forgiveness of God

    11/19/2019 7:41:00 PM PST · by ShackledNoMore · 2 replies
    The Forgiveness of God In Him we have…the forgiveness of sins… EPHESIANS 1:7 Beware of the pleasant view of the fatherhood of God: God is so kind and loving that of course He will forgive us. That thought, based solely on emotion, cannot be found anywhere in the New Testament. The only basis on which God can forgive us is the tremendous tragedy of the Cross of Christ. To base our forgiveness on any other ground is unconscious blasphemy. The only ground on which God can forgive our sin and reinstate us to His favor is through the Cross of...
  • Tragic Amber Guyger Case Concludes With a Ray of Hope

    10/03/2019 9:07:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | October 3, 2019 | Mark Davis
    Wednesday had the power to send my community of Dallas into a familiar tailspin of racial animosity. But it did not happen. It struck many as the intervention of God Himself. As the day began, the jury that had convicted a former Dallas policewoman of murder had the power to send her to jail to die. Many angry voices in Dallas and across America wanted the full 99 years for Amber Guyger, as if that would somehow balance the scales against past perceived injustices. “This is for Trayvon, this is for Michael Brown,” claimed activist attorneys seeking to wrap the...
  • Network Morning Shows Hide Explicit Christian Message in Astonishing Act of Forgiveness

    10/03/2019 10:54:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 10/3/2019 | Scott Whitlock
    The brother of a murder victim shocked a courtroom on Wednesday as he offered an overtly religious act of forgiveness, urging the killer to turn to Jesus Christ. But you wouldn’t know that from the network morning show coverage on Thursday. Today, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning skipped the appeal to faith, instead portraying it as more generalized forgiveness. Later in the day, View co-host Joy Behar rejected the call to grace and instead insisted, “I think to hold onto the rage gives you strength.” Amber Guyger shot Botham Jean in 2018 when she accidentally entered his apartment,...
  • Dallas, TX - Incredible Testimony in Murder Trial of Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger

    10/02/2019 7:39:53 PM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 55 replies
    (VIDEO) WPLG News 10 Dallas,TX ^ | Live Feed - Murder Trial of Amber Guyger Link to 5 min clip from Live Feed
  • A stunning Act Of Forgiveness by the brother of Botham Jean to Amber Guyger

    10/03/2019 1:16:43 AM PDT · by Texan4Life · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 2, 2019 | ABC News
    In stunning moment, Botham Jean's brother embraces Amber Guyger after her sentencing for his brother's murder. "I don't even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you, because I know that's exactly what Botham would want."
  • Can You Forgive Someone Else’s Enemies?

    09/12/2019 7:09:16 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 26 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | September 12, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    My thoughts have been drawn to this topic any number of times in the past few days. As we near the anniversary of the tragic events of 911, I see plaintive postings of that day saying, “Never forget” (or words to that effect). The Orthodox faith teaches us that the remembrance of the departed should be eternal (“Memory Eternal,” is our prayer). I suspect that what is being urged, however, is not the remembrance of those who have died, but remembrance of the great evil that was done. There have been over 250,000 civilian deaths in America’s military actions since...
  • 'I Tell My Story, Because It's the Best Weapon I Have'

    07/16/2019 3:32:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 16, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    "It never gets easier to tell your story. Each time you speak it, you relive it. When I tell someone about the checkpoint where the men raped me, or the feeling of Hajji Salman's whip across the blanket as I lay under it, or the darkening Mosul sky while I searched the neighborhood for some sign of help, I am transported back to those moments and all their terror." --Nadia Murad, Survivor The slave market, she explained, opened at night. "We could hear the commotion downstairs where militants were registering and organizing, and when the first man entered the room,...
  • June 1 - Postscript on Forgiveness

    06/01/2019 3:43:52 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘If you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions’” (Matthew 6:14–15). Believers should forgive others because they have received forgiveness from God themselves (cf. Eph. 1:17). We can’t claim to know God’s parental forgiveness—that which keeps our fellowship with the Lord rich and open—apart from forgiving others in heart and word. Paul had this in mind when he wrote, “I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience” (1 Tim....
  • The Power of Admission and Forgiveness...

    05/28/2019 11:25:43 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy,...
  • The Raw Truth About Forgiveness [Video]

    04/16/2019 6:33:22 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 2 replies
    Youtube | 4/15/2019 | Pastor Reg Kelly
    Raw Truth About Forgiveness
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, April 4, 2019 [prayer]

    04/04/2019 7:01:02 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies ^ | April 4, 2019 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer of Lenten intercession for the sins of our nation.
  • ‘Forgiveness is better:’ SC restaurant owner poses with man who robbed business

    01/18/2019 9:21:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    WBRC FOX6 News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Tanita Gaither
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The man known as Mr. Seafood took to Facebook to show that despite his business being broken into, that won’t stop his compassionate spirit to forgive the man who committed the crime. Kevin Scott, the owner of Mr. Seafood #1 in Columbia says his restaurant on Two Notch Road was broken into overnight on Jan. 13. He’s been in business in that location since July 2017... “God inspired me,” Scott said. “I talked to the guy and he said he did it to feed his family, and his story didn’t seem dishonest to me. He apologized...
  • Navy SEAL Vet Who Served With Dan Crenshaw: He Used SNL Joke to Show Solid Leadership

    11/11/2018 1:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 11, 2018 | Julio Rosas
    Eli Crane, Navy SEAL veteran and CEO of Bottle Breacher, says Pete Davidson’s joke about Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw’s eye he had lost to an IED while serving as a SEAL wasn’t the worst thing to come out of late-night shows.  “I will admit the joke and tone were not the worst thing I have seen coming from a liberal ‘comedy’ show,” Crane told Townhall. “What bothers me is how far we have fallen that these jokes about the appearance of a war hero who almost lost his life and will forever be disfigured are making the production cut to be...
  • "A Statement on I Kissed Dating Goodbye"

    10/23/2018 1:14:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    JoshHarris.Com ^ | Josh Harris
    For many years people have asked whether I still agree with my book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. In addition to this question, some readers have told me the book harmed them. Two years ago I began a process of re-evaluating the book. This included inviting people to share their stories with me on my website, personal phone calls with readers, an in-depth study of issues surrounding my book overseen by one of my graduate school professors, and finally, creating a documentary film that captured the conversations with people who were reshaping my thinking. For me, it’s been important for this...
  • With a Loud Ovation, Baseball Shows Its Whiteness

    07/27/2018 8:19:56 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 74 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 27, 2018 | Michael Powell
    We live in an age of unbridled white id. Many days it is anything goes, baby, from the White House to the baseball stands; objecting often draws a scornful wave of the hand and a lecture on political correctness. The latest eruption comes courtesy of Josh Hader, a 24-year-old white relief pitcher with a smoking fastball and a Twitter account filled with hideous thoughts typed when he was 17 and 18. A Hader sampler: “White Power, lol” (with an emoji of a clenched fist), “KKK,” and “I hate gay people.” He also used that vilest of words for black people....
  • How My Priest Taught Me About Forgiveness When A Man Bombed Our Church

    12/27/2017 8:11:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    A few weeks ago, when my husband returned home from work, his evening greeting struck a serious chord: “Did you hear what happened at Divine Child?” Divine Child is our Catholic parish church, located just a mile away.I hadn’t, so he quickly explained that a man had set off explosives in the Adoration Chapel nestled just west of the church. He added that the website for our local news “paper” included a video from the security system.That night after tucking our son into bed, I pulled up the story. More details had developed: The explosives were commercial-grade fireworks. Two women...
  • The Salvation of ‘Napalm Girl’

    12/22/2017 11:45:57 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | 21 Dec 2017 | Kim Phuc Phan Thi
    ...You have probably seen my picture a thousand times. Yes, that picture. .. ... I had not been targeted. I had simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time... .... Yet as I look back over a spiritual journey that has spanned more than three decades, I realize the same bombs that caused so much pain and suffering also brought me to a place of great healing. Those bombs led me to Jesus Christ... Christmas is not about the gifts we carefully wrap and place under a tree. Rather, it is about the gift of Jesus Christ, who...
  • Kathie Lee Gifford wants ‘forgiveness and mercy’ for Matt Lauer

    11/29/2017 9:11:15 AM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 29, 2017 | 10:46am | Francesca Bacardi
    Kathie Lee Gifford wants to forgive Matt Lauer. The “Today” star, alongside co-host Hoda Kotb, addressed Lauer’s prompt firing after an employee raised allegations of sexual harassment against him. “I’m grappling with, should I even share something? But I guess I really should,” Gifford, 64, said during the 10 a.m. hour of “Kathie Lee & Hoda.” “I don’t feel that Matt has betrayed us in any way at all but when I found out that my husband [Frank Gifford] had betrayed me, you question your own judgment. You say, ‘Was everything a lie?’ And I think we have to very...
  • What People Talk About Before They Die

    11/28/2017 12:14:45 AM PST · by beaversmom · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2017 | Kerry Egan
    As a divinity school student, I had just started working as a student chaplain at a cancer hospital when my professor asked me about my work.>SNIP< "I talk to the patients," I told him. "You talk to patients? And tell me, what do people who are sick and dying talk to the student chaplain about?" he asked.>SNIP< They talk about the love they felt, and the love they gave. Often they talk about love they did not receive, or the love they did not know how to offer, the love they withheld, or maybe never felt for the ones they...
  • “I must forgive,” parents offer forgiveness to suspected drunk driver who killed Utah teen

    11/24/2017 8:58:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KUTV ^ | Friday, November 24th 2017 | Jeremy Harris
    Less than 48 hours after the death of their teen son in a Taylorsville crosswalk, the Harsh family has a message for the woman accused of driving drunk and killing him. “The first thought that came to me was, we need to let her know we have no bad feelings,” Lemuel Harsh told 2News Friday afternoon. “She needs to know, and we’re pretty safe in saying Robert would want this.” The woman that Lemuel and Gina Harsh forgive is Roxanna Molina, 27, who was arrested after fleeing from the Cadillac Escalade that hit Robert Harsh, 19, the night before Thanksgiving.