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Do you believe you can forgive someone without them being sorry?

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If someone does something terrible to you or someone you love and doesn’t care, can they still be forgiven by you?

June 29, 2016 at 10:48


Yes! I do believe in forgiving people even if they’re not sorry.

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”– Matt. 5:44

“But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”– Matt. 6:15

If you don’t forgive the one you hurt the most is yourself many times. However if you let it go, you free yourself from the burden of holding as grudge. It’s good to let God be the judge; He will deal with them. As for you, it’s good to let it go.

God bless 🙂

June 29, 2016 at 17:18


So we have the ability to forgive without other people repenting.

So why do many Christians believe that people must repent and be sorry before God can forgive them?

Do you think you can do something God cannot do?

June 29, 2016 at 18:31


Can you forgive someone without being sorry? Yes, I believe so with God’s strength. Otherwise I would have never forgave my attackers.

It isn’t that God can’t forgive. Its that His forgiveness is something that he wants us to accept, and if we don’t (because we have free will) he has said that is fine, but there are consequences to that choice (hell). He has forgiven us of all sins. The only “unforgivable” sin is blasphemy of God, which would tie back into the fact that those people chose not to accept God’s forgiveness which covers all our sins.

Forgiveness does not mean that we invite people back into our lives. And repentance means not only are we sorry for what we did, but that we are going to go and change our ways. To do and be better. God forgave us before we even had the chance to do that.
And I truly believe (at least in my experience and those around me who have had to learn to forgive unspeakable acts of evil) it is only with and through God that you find that forgiveness within you.

Forgiveness I think has a lot to do with deciding they aren’t going to rule your life. That you will move on, and even when you are still angry at their actions, you are not wishing death upon them, or publicly hating and shaming on them. Its a hard task, and one I continually have to do. And I can’t tell you how many times I have uttered the prayer “I just can’t forgive today” and before I forgave the amount of times I said “No way God. Their actions were just too horrible.”
But ultimately God calls us to love and forgive all as He has done.

July 1, 2016 at 21:54
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