"Then Peter came up to him and said, 'Lord, how many times shall my brother wrong me and I
forgive him? Up to seven times?'
- Matthew 18:21-22
Jesus says to him, 'I'm not telling you up to seven times, I'm telling you up to seventyseven times."
Peter asked Jesus if he should forgive every wrongdoing he remember. But Jesus said he
should also forgive wrongdoings he did not like to remember. In other words Jesus wanted Peter to
forgive all people, all the time.
"And forgive our debts. The same as we forgave the debts that others owed us."
- Matthew 6:12.
"If you forgive people for stepping out of line, your heavenly Father will forgive you too.
But if you don't forgive other people, your father also won't forgive you for stepping out of line."
- Matthew 6:14-15.
People of this world has begun to wonder, why the progress of the world has slowed down.
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, money counts more than rightuseness and it is a bad sign.
Under the circumstance when people cannot develop the spiritual and the social you will find
the problem in bad understanding. Understanding cannot be reached for free, you have to work for it.
You must do something to gain understanding. The greatest mountain to overcome is the mountain
of unforgiveness. Jesus clearly stated that unforgiveness will cause many unnecessary problems in
"But I say everyone who gets angry at his brother will be subjected to justice, and if he calls
his brother 'swine', it will go before the high court, and if he calls him 'idiot', he's liable to be thrown into
the fire of Gehenna.
So if you're just about to put your offering upon the temple altar and then you remember that
your brother has something against you, leave your gift on the floor and get out there: first make up
with your brother, and then go make your offering. Get friendly with your adversary fast while you're
still on the road with him, so your adversary doesn't hand you over to the judge, and the judge to
the jailer, and you get thrown in jail; I assure you, you won't get out there till you've paid off every
last penny." - Matthew 5:22-26
Take the chance and forgive while the other still can be reached.
The message of Jesus is relevant to everyone not only Chritians. Jesus spoke to all kinds
of people, both believers and non-believers. You will not find the line were Jesus spoke:
'And only Christians need to listen to this important message..'
"..if each of you does not forgive your brother from your hearts." - Matthew 18:35
Anyone can forgive with just words and not with feelings.That is why saints like Sathya Sai Baba
stress so much on Love, because when you have Love in your heart it will be easy to forgive with
"And when you stand praying, forgive anything you may have against anyone so that
your father in the skies may also forgive your transgressions." - Mark 11:25
"And if there are wrongs that he has done, he will be forgiven them. So admit to teach
each other that you've done wrong, and pray for each other to be healed." - James 5:15-16
"Watch and listen: by the same measure that you measured, things will be measured
out and put before you. In fact, he who has will be given more, while he who has nothing, even what
he has will be taken away from him." - Mark 4:24-25
This means that the person who forgive will be forgiven and enlightened, but the one who
don't forgive his light will be taken away, because man lives by constant renewing of thought and body.
The Masters from the Far East explain the inner meaning of Jesus teaching on sin:
"He bodly taught that ignorance is the cause of all sin. He saw that, in order to practice
forgiveness, or the science of forgiving, man must be enlightened to the fact that man has the power
to forgive all sin, discord and inharmony; that is not God who forgive sin, for God has nothing to
do with the sin, sickness and inharmony of man; that man, himself, brought these into being and man
is the only one who can erase or forgive them. He saw that man must learn that ignorance is
disregard and lack of understanding both of Divine Mind as the Creative Principle, and of his relation to
He saw that man may have all intellectual knowledge and be versed in wordly affairs, yet if he
does not recognize the Christ as the living, vitalizing essence of God within him, he is grossly ignorant
of the most important factor governing his life. He quickly saw the inconsistency of asking a
perfectly just and loving Father to heal a disease or sin.He taught that disease is the effect of sin
and that forgiveness is an important factor in healing; that sickness is not punishment sent
from God, as many believe it to be, but is the result of man's misunderstanding of his real being.
He taught that it is the Truth which sets free.
"When Peter said that he forgave seven times, Jesus answer was that he forgave seventy
times seven, then went on forgiving until the act was universal. In order to forgive hate, he centered
his attention on Love. This was not only when it touched his life, but when he saw it manifest in the
world about him. This Truth was the inherent light that he saw in all, which lead them out of darkness
when applied with understanding. He knew that every overcomer was coveneted with his Lord to be
be continually forgiving sin, in meeting every inharmony with the Truth; and this was his way of being
about his Father's business. He saw and understood that in no other way could the earth be
transformed, and peace and harmony prevail among men, and he said, 'If you forgive men their
trepasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.'
"We know that the ideals we see in the lives of others take root in our lives, and in compliance
with the Divine Law bring forth after their kind. As long as we believe in the power of sin and see the
effect of sin as a reality, the punishment of that sin will be vital in our own life. But as we give
ourselves and other truly righteous thoughts for all inharmonious ones, we are making ready the
harvest of a great spiritual feast which is certain to follow the seedtime. Thus forgiveness has a
two-fold mission. It frees both the erring and the loving one, for back of the application of forgiveness
is a deep and radiant Love, a Love founded on principle; a Love that desires to give for the joy of
giving with no thought of reward."
-Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East volume 2, page 107-110.
Theologians claims that Jesus is God's only son and we are only sons to humans,
this mean that we have the power to forgive sin according to Jesus:
"Well then, so you'll know that the son of humanity has authority to forgive errors on earth-"
-"You are totally forgiven, feel love, be happy and have peace in mind."
Hermes Atar Trismegistus
As christians our life is to follow Jesus Christ in Love and Forgiveness, it is not our life to
follow any christian theology who claims success to be the most important factor in life.
Surely in the eyes of the wordly people Jesus was not successfull at all in life. Jesus had
no work, no money, no home, no wife, no children, was jailed, tortured and sent upon the cross to die.
Forgivness is so important so it will make the difference between peace and war, health
and sickness, standstill and progress. The whole world may be healed from it wounds by the
combination of Love and Forgivness - Hermes Atar Trismegistus.
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