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Why is it so difficult to forgive? Unforgiveness by any other name is still unforgiveness, even if it’s holding grudges. Joseph and Monica Walter from Loving Theology are on the show today and they talk about the cycle of forgiveness and why it’s important to recognize our journey to forgiveness.
“Forgiveness stems from the forgiveness we have received.”
“Our culture has become judge, jury and executioner when it comes to wrongs.”
“Cancel culture is a culture of un-forgiveness.”
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Hey guys! Welcome back to another episode of Her Faith Inspires podcast where we take cultural issues and align them to biblical truth. Before we get started today, if you would take a minute and scroll down on your podcast app and give this podcast a 5-star rating, I would greatly appreciate it. It helps get the podcast in front of others and spread the message and love of Jesus.
About Loving Theology
Joseph and Monica started Loving Theology in January of 2020 with a heart to help believers receive God’s love and walk in love toward others. Their goal is to bring inspirational content that’s meant to help reconcile our hearts to the truth in God’s Word. In approaching the Scripture, they present not just the revelations it has for us, but the honest struggle we all face in truly believing it and walking it out.
How do we identify unforgiveness? Are there signs we should look for?
You describe how most people think of forgiving others as a box we can check, but you mention it’s more like a cycle. What do you mean by that?
Struggling to forgive others is just that … a struggle. The word of God mentions multiple times that we need to forgive others and Jesus goes as far as saying that unless we forgive others, we won’t be forgiven by God. What a scary thought. I do appreciate how you break down forgiveness in practical ways because let’s face it, sometimes it’s a process. What are some of the “inspirations to forgive” as you mentioned in your videos?
Why is it important to understand that Jesus recognizes the struggle in forgiving others, while at the same time realizing He doesn’t ask of us something that is not good for us?
A lot of times people think they need to heal from the hurt before they can extend forgiveness. Why is this backwards and how does healing come from forgiving those who have hurt us?
We’re living in times of “cancel culture”. Instead of loving others through mistakes or being patient with others, we write them off and don’t try to forgive. 2 Tim 3:3 says in the last days men will be unforgiving, unloving, and slanderous. If feel like these descriptions are in their proper order … the reason we don’t forgive is because we don’t love and when we don’t love and forgive, we actually slander others by speaking poorly about them and “canceling” them. What’s the dangers in this as a society and what do you feel it will produce in future generations?
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