Rejecting grace because the evil don’t pay?

Do you reject grace because you want people to pay for evil? Remember: You are relatively good by comparison to evil, but not by comparison to Perfect. (retweet)

When we stop loving/forgiving, it is because we stopped acknowledging God’s love and forgiveness, which motivates ours of others. (retweet)

James 2:17 “…faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (NIV) If we can’t bring ourselves to forgive others, it is because we do not have faith that we are forgiven. (retweet)

Matthew 18:33 “Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?” (NIV) If we have faith that we are forgiven, we have no right to withhold forgiveness of others. (retweet)

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” (NIV) #GoldenRule Forgiveness does not mean the bar is lowered.  The bar is Golden-Rule grace, and we are held to it. We are also forgiven for not measuring up to it, and should extend the same forgiveness. (retweet)

Romans 6:1-2 “Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” (NIV) Withholding forgiveness brings a death that we have died to through God extending his forgiveness, which brings new life, especially when we extend it to others. (retweet)

Besides that, forgiveness is not the same as letting people get away with evil!…

Matthew 18:6 “…it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” (NIV) God is not going to let people get away with evil. (retweet)

Hebrews 12:6 “…because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” (NIV) God’s love is not weak. (retweet)

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