Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
What does 70×7 mean?
The traditional translation “seventy times seven” would make no difference to the meaning, for it is not to be taken literally, as imposing a limit, but saying that we must always forgive. Re/ the traditional translation: The Greek could just barely be taken to mean 70 x 7 (490)
How many times does the Bible say forgive?
The KJV uses the word “forgive” 95 times.
How many times will God forgive the same sin?
As many times as we are willing to repent. As long as the sin isn’t made with the thought that we are forgiven so it’s Ok to sin repeatedly on purpose. God prophesied through Jesus that we should forgive not 7x but 77x our brother their transgression.
Will God forgive me if I keep repeating the same sin?
The answer is no. You can be forgiven if you are sincere, even if you had to redo it hundred of times. But everytime it must be sincere repentance and remorse. People in their weakness can repeatedly sins, some out of habits, some out of addiction.
Why is the number 7 God’s number?
It has had significance in almost every major religion.
In the Old Testament the world was created in six days and God rested on the seventh, creating the basis of the seven-day-week we use to this day. In the New Testament the number seven symbolizes the unity of the four corners of the Earth with the Holy Trinity.
How often should you forgive someone?
Should I forgive them seven times? Jesus answers, “seventy-seven times.” Forgiving one seven times sounds reasonable to the average human being, the operative word in that phrase being “sounds.” But Jesus ups the amount. His point isn’t that we forgive someone exactly seventy-seven times and no more.
What are the three worst sins?
These “evil thoughts” can be categorized into three types: lustful appetite (gluttony, fornication, and avarice) irascibility (wrath) corruption of the mind (vainglory, sorrow, pride, and discouragement)
What are the three unforgivable sins?
I believe that God can forgive all sins provided the sinner is truly contrite and has repented for his or her offenses. Here’s my list of unforgivable sins: ÇMurder, torture and abuse of any human being, but particularly the murder, torture and abuse of children and animals.
Does God forgive us?
Does God always forgive? If you confess and your sins to God, He will forgive you. John 1 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” The Lord will forgive us when we come to Him openly and admit the sin we have committed.
Does God get tired of forgiving us?
It is impossible for God to get tired of anything except in the sense of Him losing His patience with sinners. The point should be made that God forgives us all our sins at salvation and knows what our sins are and will be at that time and still forgives us.
Does God forgive immediately?
Yes, God forgives us immediately when we sincerely repent.
Can God forgive murderers?
Yes, God can forgive a murderer, because He already has. … The Bible says, “Seek the Lord while he may be found. … for he will freely pardon” (Isaiah 55:6-7).
What happens if you sin after being saved?
You cannot sin after you have been saved. If you have been saved, you are dead and in heaven. If you are talking about be “saved” while you are still alive, then you are sunk in sin, as this is the unforgivable sin of presumption, from which there is no forgiveness.
Why do I still sin if I am saved?
Sin is like poo, it’s not part of your body but waste still in you. Like poo, it will pass out of you. You still sin if you are saved because you are living by the flesh rather than by the Spirit.
How do you get to heaven?
You might think that all you have to do is be a good person, go to church, or help others. However, the Bible teaches that the only way to get to heaven is by becoming a Christian, which you do by accepting Jesus as your Savior.