>You can forgive someone and never associate with them again.

Can one's forgiveness be truly tested if there is no longer any
association with the offender? True forgiveness is marked by the ability
to show love and compassion in the face of hurt or offense.

Just a thought...

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jon Spencer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
>Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2003 2:47 PM
>Subject: Re: [ZION] Forgiveness of Serious Sins by Individual Members
>NO!  it is up to the Lord whom he will forgive.  But as for 
>you (and me), it is a commandment that we must forgive, or we 
>are guilty of the greater sin.
>Of course, what do you mean by "forgive?"  Without going into 
>a long rambling statement, you can forgive someone without 
>exposing yourself to risk in the future.  You can forgive 
>someone and never associate with them again.  Forgive does not 
>mean that something did not happen.
>Forgiveness does not depend upon repentance on the part of the 
>offender. Your future association with them may, however.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Stacy Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 11:50 PM
>Subject: [ZION] Forgiveness of Serious Sins by Individual Members
>> Is it all right to make forgiveness of serious sins 
>conditional?  For 
>> example, "I'll forgive you if you are willing to join this church."
>> Stacy.

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